Orangutan Can’t Get Enough Jane Austen

Written by Julie Vegas on Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Albert, a 40 year-old orangutan who lives at the Gdansk Zoo in Poland, has got quite the taste for classic lit. He /won’t get to sleep at night unless zookeeper Michael Krause reads up to 50 pages of novels like Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Before trying reading to them, the keepers tried giving […]

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Ian Rankin Short Story To Become a Single

Written by Julie Vegas on Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Scottish novelist Ian Rankin has joined Tim Burgess’ O Genesis label. He won’t be singing, or even reading, but his short story titled A Little Bit of Powder will be read by actor Craig Parkinson.

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Pratchett Handing “Discworld” Off To Daughter Rhianna

Written by Julie Vegas on Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Discworld author Terry Pratchett has announced that he is handing the series over to his daughter Rhianna. Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2007 and since then, his health has deteriorated markedly.

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Dexter Murders a New Medium

Written by Julie Vegas on Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Marvel Comics has a new character added to its list of anti-heroes that is sure to be a killer… Starting in February, Dexter Morgan will be making his debut in the comic medium with a five-issue mini-series written by Dexter creator Jeff Lindsay.

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Martha Grimes Signs With Scribner

Written by Julie Vegas on Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Martha Grimes, author of the Richard Jury mystery series, is switching from Viking to Scribner. Grimes has been with the Penguin imprint since 1999 and has now signed with Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, for three books.

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Peter James Reveals Who Got Him Reading

Written by Julie Vegas on Thursday, November 15th, 2012

When asked by The Daily Mail, author Peter James gave an answer that you might expect from a British author…

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Fake William Gibson Twitter Account Provides Sweet Tweets

Written by Julie Vegas on Thursday, November 15th, 2012

A William Gibson enthusiast has been tweeting some story ideas that are quite like something like you’d hear from the authentic article. Gibson’s attention to deal, political leanings and complex science fiction plots are all present in these 140-character messages. The bio for the account reads: “Synopses for William Gibson novels that are definitely 100% […]

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Le Carre, Rushdie Squash Feud

Written by Julie Vegas on Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Authors John le Carre and Salman Rushdie have squashed their long-running feud over the freedom to insult religion. The issue got heated in The Guardian in 1997, but actually started in 1989 when le Carre tried to get Rushdie to stop distribution of his novel The Satanic Verses due to the threat of violence by […]

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Bryce Courtenay’s Final Novel Released

Written by Julie Vegas on Thursday, November 15th, 2012

After a long delay, Bryce Courtenay‘s final book has been released. “It’s been a privilege to write for you and to have you accept me as a storyteller in your lives,” he wrote. “Now, as my story draws to an end, may I say only, ‘Thank you. You have been simply wonderful’.” Bryce has taken […]

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“Divergent” a Hit With Teens

Written by Julie Vegas on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

A new survey says that teens love Veronica Roth and her novel Divergent. The American Library Association’s YA division announced on Monday that Divergent was the #1 favourite book of online teen voters between August 15-September 15. The novel has often been compared to The Hunger Games.

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