News This Week (7/26-8/1)

Every week Logos employees collect the most interesting news bits from the book and music world.

The conflict rages on over Amazon’s Orwellian move.

Bestselling author of novels dealing with personal and sexual identity in black men, E. Lynn Harris, died last week at age 54.

Hanif Kureishi will adapt Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger for film.

David Cronenberg will begin filming for Don Dellio’s Cosmopolis next year.

Random House will reprint Michael Jackson’s autobiography, Moonwalk.

Shakespeare Santa Cruz performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, and Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself) started last week.

Scribner and Stephen King defend the book as object.

Does Hogwarts have a drinking problem?

Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox is animated as a new Wes Anderson film.

Houghton Mifflin will publish the new José Saramago novel The Elephant’s Journey.

Prince of Theives by Chuck Hogan will become a film, The Town, with Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, and Rebbecca Hall.

Control of Kerouac’s estate is called into question.

Dan Brown is taken advantage ofor is he?

Author Stanley Middleton dies at the age of 89.

Green Apple Books in San Francisco takes on the Kindle.

A battle rages between two Civil War histories on the State of Jones.

A fictional character gives out real scholarships.

91-year-old Louise Brown has borrowed 25,000 books from her local Scotland library.

Library fans scream for ice cream.

Merge Records turned 20 last week.

Rafael Sabatini’s classic novel Captain Blood soars into space!

Ron Howard and David Self take Robert Ludlum’s The Parsifal Mosaic to the big screen.

Pocket books buys a Beatles zombie mashup– this time Paul is dead.

A Roald Dahl biography is put on hold in light of 300 newly discovered letters.