Erotica Outselling Literary Classics by Vast Margin

Written by Jenny Brady on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Erotic fiction is still going strong, with books like Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James outselling classics like Charles Dickens and Jane Austen. This news should come as no surprise, as Reflected in You by Sylvia Day sold 100,000 copies in its first week on the shelves and Fifty Shades of Grey has sold […]

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Stephen King Short Story To Be Adapted To Film

Written by Jenny Brady on Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Stephen King is getting yet another one of his stories to make the big screen. This time, it’s a short story called Gramma that was in the short story collection Skeleton Crew and also was adapted for The New Twilight Zone series. Universal has brought on director Peter Cornwell, screenwriter Matt Greenberg and lead actor […]

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Kathy Reichs Signs 3-Book Deal With Ballantine Bantam Dell

Written by Jenny Brady on Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Kathy Reichs has signed a three-book deal with Ballantine Bantam Dell to published her Temperance Brennan suspense novels in North America. The series is the inspiration for the Fox TV series Bones. The deal was negotiated by president/publisher of Random House, Gina Centrello. Jennifer Hershey will serve as editor, with the first novel in the […]

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President Obama on Ayn Rand

Written by Jenny Brady on Saturday, October 27th, 2012

When asked by the Rolling Stone about U.S. Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s favourite author, Ayn Rand, U.S. President Barack Obama was able to provide quite an interesting response.

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James Bond Novels in 140 Character or Less Tweets

Written by Jenny Brady on Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Don’t have enough time to read (or re-read) all 12 of Ian Fleming‘s James Bond novels before Skyfall is released in theatres? Well, no worries. Author/comedian Charlie Higson has condensed all of the novels into 140-character tweets. As an example, here are his tweets about both the short story and film based on Quantum of […]

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Colin Dexter: “No Morse Remakes”

Written by Jenny Brady on Monday, October 15th, 2012

British novelist Colin Dexter has revealed that the late John Thaw will be the only actor to ever play the role of Inspector Morse. Well, at least in the way we know him. The author feels that the actor played the character so well that he has stipulated that the 33 ITV episodes he appeared […]

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New Anne Rice Novel To Get Graphic Novel Adaptation

Written by Jenny Brady on Monday, October 15th, 2012

A graphic novel imprint of Hachette called Yen Press has announced that it will be adapting The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice into a graphic novel. The novel takes the werewolf mythology and transposes it into a high-tech setting. The graphic novel will apparently see shelves in 2014. Yen Press is releasing the graphic novel […]

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Affleck To Adapt New Lehane Novel

Written by Jenny Brady on Monday, October 15th, 2012

It appears that Ben Affleck will be going back to his Boston roots with a film adaptation of Live By Night by Dennis Lehane. Not only will Affleck be starring in the film, but he will direct, write and produce (through his Pearl Street studio). Affleck also directed the film adaptation of Lehane’s Gone, Baby, […]

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“Great Expectations” For New Reese Witherspoon Series

Written by Jenny Brady on Thursday, October 11th, 2012

The CW has ordered scripts for a new drama based on the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is to be executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and titled simply “Expectations.” The adaptation will take a modern spin on the novel.

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Bryce Courtenay Says To Youth: “Dream Big”

Written by Jenny Brady on Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Bryce Courtenay received an honourary doctorate from the University of Canberra and said this generation was the most intelligent the world had ever seen. “The world is discombobulated; it is in a terrible mess, and it is your job, your privilege, to get us out of this mess,” he told the university students. “You have […]

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