Friday, October 17, 2014

Book News You Can Use 10/17/14


Relax in Paradise Carolyn Kiser, Ali Mazuri, Margot Theis Raven and Deloris Phillips.  I know the last one was months ago, but I just found out last week. :-(

Congratulations to all of the National Book Award finalists!

Congratulations also go out to Richard Flanagan, who won the Man Booker Prize!

We Need Diverse Books has created an award and grants and dedicated them to Walter Dean Myers.

My alma mater acquired the papers of the late Elmore Leonard.

Lena Dunham is adapting Catherine, Called Birdy for the big screen.

No Paddington movie until January.

Here is a first look at The Book of Negros miniseries that will be on BET in February. Yes, I said BET.

Twin Peaks is not only coming back on TV, it's also coming in book form.

Graphic novel Dark Matters will be adapted for SyFy.

Pimp C's widow is not a fan of the upcoming biography about him.

One writer talks about her love of New York City and the publishing industry.

Please tell John Grisham that it's not a good idea to talk about child porn.

The Guardian celebrated diversity in children's books this week.  Yay for the British!

Here are some recommended books that will get young boys to read.

The New Yorker caught up with S.E. Hinton and what she thinks about current YA books.

Ann M. Martin talks about her new book and the legacy of the Baby-Sitters Club.

Looks like flight attendants are not fans of e-readers on during takeoff.

After seeing this video, I want to read Taking Flight!

Who knew that basketball players read Nicholas Sparks?  Is that why he's an evil genius?

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