News This Week (Saturday, August 11th)

beck

Beck's newest album will be published only as sheet music.

Neil Gaiman's newest book will be called The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby will not be released until summer

News This Week (Saturday, August 4th)

hobbit

Peter Jackson confirms that The Hobbit will be a trilogy.

Match your swim suit to your beach read.

Every Harry Potter chapter image in one picture.

Henry Miller on reading.

See vintage book

News This Week (November 5th)

Read an excerpt from Téa Obreht’s Twilight of the Vampires.

Maya Angelou makes no excuses for writing a cookbook.

Heart of Darkness becomes an opera.

T.S. Elliot and Groucho Marx were pen pals.

We, the undersigned writers and all who will join us, support Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy Movement around the world.

Chip Kidd will write a graphic novel on the illustration history of Batman.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is protesting the film Anonymous.

A sketch by Harold Pinter is rediscovered.

Sylvia Plath’s drawings are on display at The Mayor Gallery.

Introducing the interrobang!?

J.R.R. Tolkien’s unseen Hobbit Art.

Harper Lee’s letters are up for auction.

Steve Buscemi will direct an adaptation of Queer.

World Book Night is coming to the US.

Ragip Zarakolu, Turkish publisher and free speech activist, is arrested in Turkey under anti-terrorism laws.

A Hans Christian Anderson burial will take place in a Danish harbor.

See a letter from Ernest Hemingway to Ursula Hemingway.

 

News This Week (October 1st)

An Alabama prisoner sues when prevented from reading a Pulitzer Prize winning book on America’s racial history.

See Stephen King read from his sequel to The Shining.

Roald Dahl’s BFG heads to the silver screen.

An English graduate student is jailed for stealing Joyce, Churchill, Woolf, T.S. Elliot, and other manuscripts.

Take a Dr. Seuss quiz.

More on William Gibson and cyberspace.

Salman Rushdie joins twitter.

Read an interview with Maurice Sendak, and then read another!

Paulo Coelho talks about his new novel.

Help fund an H.P. Lovecraft comic novel on Kickstarter.

The history of Lord of the Flies book covers.

What happens when you use a travel guide from the 70s?

Harlan Ellison sues FOX over a new film.

Brian Selznick celebrates his new book at the American Museum of Natural History.

20 book covers reimagined.

See authors lecture at universities.

Neil Young will release a memoir next year.

Gabriel García Márquez sells out in Iran.

Talk Like a Beat Day happened.

A first edition dust jacket of The Great Gatsby is expected to fetch over $150k.

Asterix co-creator quits at 84.

Top 10 banned or challenged books of 2010.

Toni Morrison wins the National Book Award and talks about her new novel.

Top 10 songs based on books.

Jim Harrison talks about the importance of communing with nature.

Top 10 books lost to time.

What happened when Kerouac met Kesey?

A visual history of books in the Simpsons.

Julian Assange is unhappy about his published, un-authorized, autobiography.

A new James M. Cain novel is found.