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Archives - January 2010

Good interview courtesy of The Onion with Joshua Ferris (THE WE CAME TO THE END), whose new novel, THE UNNAMED, just came out and was an IndieNext pick... The announcement of Apple's forthcoming iPad touched of a firestorm of discussion about books --- digital and tactile --- and how this may/may not change reading. You should really become a Facebook fan and join the debate!
Rumor has it that Sean Penn and Robert Pattinson are up for the leads in the film adaptation of Sara Gruen's WATER FOR ELEPHANTS. Reese Witherspoon is already attached... The big business of James Patterson... Neil Gaiman talks books, writing and more...
January 18, 2010

Youth Awards Announced at ALA

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I was at The American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards ceremony in Boston this morning where the top books, audiobooks and video for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, King, Newbery and Printz awards – were announced. The following is from the press release as I sit in the airport in Boston. Following from the press release is a list of all the 2010 literary award winners:
Walter Isaacson (EINSTEIN and AMERICAN SKETCHES) will be on CBS Sunday Morning show...always a thoughtful, interesting interview...