News This Week (8/9-15)

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

Nick Cave’s new novel The Death of Bunny Monroe is released early, enhanced, and singing.

John Updike’s novel The Witches of Eastwick will be a T.V. series this fall.

Australian author Justine Larbalestier wins the battle to feature a black girl on the cover of her new children’s book.

Neil Gaiman wins the Hugo Award for The Graveyard Book.

Thomas Pynchon makes a playlist for his new novel Inherent Vice, and is identified as the narrator of his book trailer.

Allan Moore is collaborating with hip-hop artists Doseone and Andrew Broder.

Alice in Wonderland hits the sexy little screen before the big screen.

More on the Google Books Settlement.

Disney buys Ann Frank for  the silver screen, David Mamet writes it.

There is seemingly no end to the Radiohead rumor mill.

Who is Arthur Ransome?

Les Paul dies at 94.

A bargain Ulysses will be released.

A graphic novel version of Phillip K. Dick’s Do Andriods Dream of Electric Sheep is being published.

Images of Muhammad are banned in a new book from Yale press.

What Bill Clinton is reading.

Julia Child’s kitchen.

Sub Pop will reissue Nirvana’s album Bleach.

Beck interviews Will Farrell.

David Byrne auctions off a folding bicycle to promote his new book, Bicycle Diaries.

We are all excited about Tom Waits and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.