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Based on the 1939 short story by James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty follows the journey and thoughts of a common man who is catapulted by an active imagination into heroic adventures. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, set to open this Christmas, stars Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, and Ben Stiller, who also directed the film.
"To the young writers I would merely say, 'Try to develp actual work habits, and even though you have a busy life try to reserve an hour, say—or more—a day to write.' Some very good things have been written on an hour a day," says Updike in this June 2004 interview, less than five years before his death.
"Hubert Selby was the underdog and the voice for the...downtrodden, and was marginalized because he spoke up for the little guy," says Henry Rollins. "But you see the great humanity and the warmth and richness that he brought to things." The author of nine novels who died in 2004 is celebrated by two of his greatest champions, Rollins and Amiri Baraka, in this video from Open Road Media.
This highlight reel from the 2013 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, which was held on March 20 to March 24, features appearances by Niyi Osundare, Michael Cunningham, Thomas Beller, Dwight Garner, Elena Passarello, John Jeremiah Sullivan, and many others. For information about upcoming conferences and festivals, search our Conferences and Residencies database.