Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Book news from PW
Sony Buys 'Lean In' Movie Rights : Sony Pictures has obtained the rights to Sheryl Sandberg's bestseller “Lean In,” according to people with knowledge of the situation. The story will be based on the themes explored in the book, but will not be about Sandberg, and she will not be a character in the movie, the people said.
Jose Emilio Pacheco Dies at 74: Mexican novelist and poet Jose Emilio Pacheco has died, a day after hurting his head in a fall. In 2009, Pacheco was awarded the Cervantes Prize, the highest literary honor in the Spanish-speaking world.
Real Books Should be Preserved : In a future electronic world, there will be a ghastly contingency about the written word. Books have a new place as sacred objects, and libraries as museums.
The Title With 91 Imitators : Since Stieg Larsson’s "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," "The Girl Who Played With Fire," and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest" became a publishing phenomenon in 2009, a few other books have borrowed their titles.
Lewis Carroll Quiz : The author of "Alice in Wonderland" was born on this day in 1832. Celebrate a master of nonsense and logic by testing your knowledge of his life and work