Friday, June 27, 2014

US Book Trade News

Obituary: Nancy Garden
Author and activist Nancy Garden, most widely known for her groundbreaking YA novel "Annie on My Mind," died on June 23 of a heart attack. She was 76. more » »
National Book Foundation Taps Snicket as 2014 NBA Ceremony Emcee
Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, will serve as master of ceremonies for the 65th National Book Awards on November 19, 2014, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. more » »


New Judy Blume Adult Novel Coming : Judy Blume’s first novel for adults since “Summer Sisters” appeared in 1998 will be released in summer 2015, according to her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf.

Polley to Adapt 'Looking for Alaska': Paramount has decided to go “Looking for Alaska” with Sarah Polley, signing her to adapt John Green's coming-of-age comedy-drama.

How a Book Becomes 'Book of the Summer': It’s impossible to predict it in advance, because the book of the summer is a surprise by definition, from Lev Grossman at "Time."

Penguin Defends Carnegie Win : Penguin has defended Kevin Brooks' Carnegie medal after literary journalists criticized the winning title for its “shock value,” “lack of redemption” and for being "depressing."

Kingsley Joins 'Jungle Book' Cast : Oscar winner Ben Kingsley will provide the voice of panther Bagheera in Disney’s upcoming film adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s "The Jungle Book."

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