P.D. James Pays Tribute To Nina Bawden

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

Crime fiction novelist P.D. James made a moving tribute to Nina Bawden, who she called “one of the greatest storytellers of our generation.” Nina, the author of Carrie’s War, passed away last month. Friends, family and well-wishers in the hundreds gathered at the Assembly Hall in Islington to pay tribute to Bawden, who died at […]

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The Gender Wars: Jodi Picoult vs. Jeffery Eugenides

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

Jeffery Eugenides had choice words to say about Jodi Picoult to Salon, “I didn’t really know why Jodi Picoult is complaining. She’s a huge best-seller and everyone reads her books, and she doesn’t seem starved for attention.” This was a reply to a tweet that Jodi sent out that read “[The New York Times] raved […]

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Amazon to Reissue Dickens Serials

Written by Jenny Brady on Friday, September 7th, 2012

Amazon has announced that it will be re-issuing the published works of Charles Dickens in their original serial format. Although they won’t be in print, but rather in the form of a new line of eBooks called “Kindle Serials.”

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Bruce Willis to Appear in “American Assassin”

Written by Jenny Brady on Friday, September 7th, 2012

Bruce Willis appears to be tapped to star in the new adaptation of Vince Flynn‘s American Assassin. The film will be directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff. The plot summary is as follows:

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Jodi Picoult Gets New Book Deal; Switches Publishers

Written by Jenny Brady on Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Bestselling chick lit author Jodi Picoult has switched publishers from Atria to Ballantine Bantam Dell for a brand new three-book deal.

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Rumour: Ryan Gosling As Christian Grey in “Fifty Shades?”

Written by Jenny Brady on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

E.L. James‘ husband, Niall Leonard, has hinted on who will be playing the part of Christian Grey in the new Fifty Shades film series.

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London’s Agatha Christie Memorial Gets Go-Ahead

Written by Jenny Brady on Saturday, August 11th, 2012

A London memorial to the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, has been given the go ahead. The statue will be sculpted by Ben Twiston-Davies and will be placed in Covent Garden, between Great Newport Street and Cranbourn Street in the heart of London’s theatreland. The bronze statue has been commissioned by The Mousetrap play’s producer […]

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E.L. James Puts “Fifty Shades” Casting Rumours To Rest

Written by Jenny Brady on Saturday, August 11th, 2012

For those who are clamouring for an announcement for who will be playing Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of E.L. James‘ Fifty Shades trilogy, E.L. James has put those rumours on hold. “I am not making any comments on casting. No one is ruled out or in yet – far too […]

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“A Farewell To Arms: The Special Edition” Hitting UK Bookstores Soon

Written by Jenny Brady on Friday, August 10th, 2012

We’ve seen special editions for DVDs with alternate endings, but now the UK will be getting a special edition of a classic from Ernest Hemingway. The Random House imprint William Heinemann has purchased the rights to an edition of Hemingway’s novel A Farewell to Arms, which includes an astounding 29 different endings written by Hemingway […]

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Forbes Releases Top 15 Authors By Earnings

Written by Jenny Brady on Friday, August 10th, 2012

Forbes has released its list of the World’s Top-Earning Authors. On this year’s list, James Patterson reigns supreme by a wide margin, followed by Stephen King. The top 15 top-earning authors are listed below:

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