Tuesday, August 17, 2010

[News and Notes] August 17, 2010

Author W. Ralph Eubanks talks to npr.org about his childhood memories of the local library bookmobile. Eubanks explains how bookmobile visits sparked his love for reading and inspired him to become a writer. Read the article.

Janet Evanovich is the author of sixteen novels featuring New Jersey's feisty bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum. Evanovich is now joining the club of contemporary novelists with books adapted into feature films. One for the Money, which is based on the identically-titled first novel of the Stephanie Plum series, is currently in production. You can view the movie cast here. Does the cast fit the characters as you envisoned them?

Mystery fiction fans have probably read their share of books that portray murder clubs. In this article from usatoday.com, author Michael Capuzzo talks about his new book, The Murder Room, which profiles the Vidocq Society, a real-life crime-solving group. Read the article.

The 2010 winners of the American Book Awards have been announced. The winners are Dave Eggers for his memoir, Zeitoun, and Amiri Baraka for Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music. Read the article.


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