Me Before You

Caption: 

This movie trailer features Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke in the starring roles of the film adaptation of Jojo Moyes's novel Me Before You (Pamela Dorman Books, 2012). Directed by Thea Sharrock, the story follows the relationship that develops between a wealthy, recently paralyzed man and a young working-class woman who is hired to act as his caretaker.

Genre: 

Yuri Herrera

Caption: 

Yuri Herrera reads from his debut novel, Kingdom Cons (Faber & Faber, 2012), translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman, at a 2012 Litquake event at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco. Herrera's second novel, Signs Preceding the End of the World (And Other Stories, 2015), also translated by Dillman, is the winner of the 2016 Best Translated Book Award in fiction.

Genre: 

A Hologram for the King

Caption: 

A Hologram for the King (McSweeney's Books, 2012) by Dave Eggers has been made into a feature film directed and adapted by Tom Tykwer and starring Tom Hanks. The story follows a struggling American businessman who travels to Saudi Arabia in a last-ditch effort to recoup his financial losses.

Genre: 

Dana Spiotta

Caption: 

"Number 1: Don't write what you know. Start with what you don't know, what you don't understand." In her craft talk at the 2012 Colgate Writers' Conference, novelist Dana Spiotta explains how she wrote Stone Arabia (Scribner, 2011) in six (not-so-easy) steps. Her new novel, Innocents and Others (Scribner, 2016), explores a friendship between two female filmmakers.

Genre: 

Amber Sparks

Caption: 

"'Old people,' whispers Anna to her brother, 'are actually half robot. Only a robot could walk that slow.'" Amber Sparks​ reads ​"Cocoon​"​ from her first story collection, May We Shed These Human Bodies (Curbside Splendor, 2012). Her second story collection, The Unfinished World: And Other Stories (Liveright, 2016), explores star-crossed lovers, taxidermists, time travelers, and space janitors.

Genre: 

Diane Williams

Caption: 

Diane Williams reads seven stories from her collection Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty (McSweeney's Books, 2012) for the Franklin Park Reading Series in Brooklyn. Williams's newest collection of stories, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine (McSweeney's Books, 2016), is featured in Page One in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Genre: 

Matthew Gavin Frank

Caption: 

Matthew Gavin Frank talks about one of his favorite characters from Pot Farm (University of Nebraska Press, 2012), a nonfiction account of his experience living on a marijuana farm in Northern California. Frank, whose most recent book, The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America's Food, was published by Liveright in November, will be a panelist at Poets & Writers Live in Austin, Texas on January 9.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - 2012