Thursday, October 31, 2013

Da Capo Goes Back to Press for Lou Reed - and other book news from the US


After Lou Reed's death on Sunday, Da Capo Press is hoping fans may want to turn to books to remember the iconic rocker. The press has two titles about Reed on its backlist--a collection of his lyrics called Pass Thru Fire (2008), and Clinton Heylin's visual history of Reed's band, The Velvet Underground, called All Yesterday's Parties: The Velvet Underground in Print, 1966-1971 (2005). Now, Da Capo is going back to press on both titles. more »

Lehane to Write Remake of French Pic: Dennis Lehane is attached to adapt the script for the remake of the critically-acclaimed French film A Prophet for Sony.

The Empathy Gap : Mark Liberman, for Slate, on how that study on literary fiction and empathy proves precisely nothing.

Ann Patchett: How I Write : The author talks about her friendship with Elizabeth Gilbert and Donna Tartt, the short story renaissance, and owning an independent bookstore.

Inside Scoop on Publishing : An interview with Steven Zacharius, president and CEO of Kensington.

Halloween Reading : It's not only Stephen King and James Herbert, you should be afraid of Cormac McCarthy and Kafka, explains the horror novelist, Joseph D'Lacey

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