Salon examines the year’s most underrated books; novelist Sebastian Faulks discusses why literary novels make poor films; Jason Diamond on the most anticipated books of 2014; and other news.
J. K. Rowling is collaborating on an adaptation of Harry Potter for the London stage; the Poetry Foundation staff share the books of poetry they loved in 2013; Hector Tobar ponders if book banning is on the rise across America; and other news.
The estate of J. R. R. Tolkien has filed an eighty million dollar lawsuit against Warner; NPR looks at difficulties of making "unfilmable" books into good movies; Jason Diamond considers what Philip Roth's retirement means for Jewish fiction; and other news.
Melville House wonders when publishers will speak out about Amazon; New York City's Algonquin Hotel announced that when it reopens this spring after a renovation, the famed Oak Room will be gone; E. B. White answers a charge levied by the ASPCA; and more
Nobel prize-winning poet Wislawa Szymborska, as well as Surrealist artist and poet Dorothea Tanning, passed away yesterday in their respective countries; novelist Paul Auster has engaged in a war of words with Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister of Turkey; Open Letters Monthly examines the hidden life of Virginia Woolf's institutionalized half-sister, Laura Makepeace Stephen; and other news.
A still from Howl, a new film centered on the drama of the obscenity trial brought against Lawrence Ferlinghetti of City Lights for publishing Allen Ginsberg's controversial poem, which is slated for release in New York City and Los Angeles on September 24.
The first book and only novel by memoirist Augusten Burroughs is coming to television. Screenwriter Bryan Fuller (Heroes) and director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects) are partnering to adapt Sellevision (St. Martin’s, 2000), which focuses on four characters linked by a fictional home shopping channel, as an hour-long comedy-drama series for NBC.
A look at Tim Hamilton's new graphic adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, published by Hill and Wang, featuring an introduction written by Bradbury.