Friday, June 16, 2017

The Roundup with PW


Grossman Scoops Man Booker International: Israeli author David Grossman's 'A Horse Walks Into a Bar,' about a standup comedian’s public breakdown, has won the £50,000 prize.

Did Dylan Use SparkNotes?: Parts of Bob Dylan’s Nobel speech bear striking resemblances to similar passages in the SparkNotes summary of 'Moby-Dick.'

The Land of Stories Goes to Hollywood: Twentieth Century Fox and 21 Laps are teaming with Chris Colfer to adapt his best-selling fantasy series for the big screen.

How to Live With Critics: Whether you're an artist or the president, disdain for critics is perennially popular. There's a danger in that, writes Adam Kirsch.

Just Wait Until It's Published!: Working on a book? Great, says Nick Ripatrazone—but don't ruin it for yourself by talking about it before it's finished.


Children's Books in the Media:

From the Bookseller:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tops U.K. poll of favorite children's books.
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From the Houston Chronicle:
A review of a YA author's novel angers her fans.
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From the Hollywood Reporter:
Chris Colfer, Shawn Levy Tackling The Land of Stories Movie for Fox.
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From the Guardian:
Graphic novelist Jillian Tamaki: "Our brains are being rewired to exist online."
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From BuzzFeed:
20 of Your Most Burning Questions Answered by YA Author Cassandra Clare.
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From Book Riot:
How Sarah Dessen's Novels Have Aged with Me.
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From Goodreads:
Six Famous Books That Almost Ended Very Differently.
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From Entertainment Weekly:
How The Hunger Games taught a 12-year-old girl first aid.
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From Publishing Perspectives:
A Dialogue in International Children's Publishing: Singapore and Germany.
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From Yes! Magazine:
Why Young People Need Diverse Books.
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From Deadline:
MGM Acquires David Levithan's Every Day; Angourie Rice Set to Star.
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From the Washington Post:
Maryland school gives away more than 2,000 books to spur summer reading.
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From Atlas Obscura:
Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Books.
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From Brightly:
Pride and Less Prejudice: 10 New LGBTQ Books for Teens.
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From the L.A. Review of Books:
Badgers in Platemail: On Brian Jacques's Redwall Series.
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From Yahoo Tech:
The chat fiction apps that teens go crazy for.
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