Margaret Atwood’s trilogy is being adapted into a show by HBO starting with Oryx and Crake. Darren Aronofsky is set to be an executive producer.
The first round of casting for J. K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy was announced. Michael Gambon (aka Dumbledore 2.0 in the Harry Potter movie franchise) will be playing Howard Mollison.
Yup. That happened. Simon & Schuster has paid a “mid-six figures” sum for the rights of Anna Todd’s After series, including audio rights.
“This year we spotlight graphic novels because, despite their serious literary merit and popularity as a genre, they are often subject to censorship,” Judith Platt, the chairwoman of the Banned Books Week National Committee, said in a statement.
Banned Books Week runs from September 21–27.
Seems like the Principal at Booker T. Washington High isn’t a fan of books that question authority, which is cited as being the reason for the cancellation of their summer One School/One Book program. After the school’s administration gave the go ahead on Cory Doctorow’s young adult book, Little Brother, the Principal ordered a title change.
Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch received a lot of buzz last year, but it seems like the literary gatekeepers (The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and The Paris Review) are not impressed.