News by Dave Reuss August 8, 2012 (12) comments
The Brazilian writer lambasts Joyce's "Ulysses," claiming "there's nothing there." Burn.
News by Kimberly Turner August 8, 2012 (3) comments
A new technology lets us see past the scribbles and cross-outs to determine how prose is shaped and reshaped. Charles Dickens is the first to have his revisions revealed, but he won't be the last.
News by Kimberly Turner
Today in 'From Page To Screen': The first Sedaris film, HBO's fascinating Norman Mailer story, Garland's 'The Beach' as a TV series, Easton Ellis loses 'Fifty Shades,' and Jennifer Lawrence cashes in.
News by Rob W. Hart
Philip Marlowe, the detective made famous by crime writer Raymond Chandler, will be brought back for a new adventure by novelist John Banville.
News by Kimberly Turner August 7, 2012 (6) comments
Inspired by artist Nina Katchadourian's delightful 'Sorted Books' project, LitReactor wants to see your best book-spine poetry. Start sorting!
News by Rob W. Hart August 7, 2012 (13) comments
Galactus may face off against The Avengers, Gatsby gets shoved to summer, and Russell Crowe may be slingin' some guns instead of Javier Bardem, in today's 'From Page to Screen...'
News by Kimberly Turner August 6, 2012 (3) comments
A new startup aims to provide authors and publishers with detailed information about readers' ebook habits, but could too much data analysis suck the creativity out of publishing?
News by Rob W. Hart August 6, 2012 (4) comments
Dominic West, who played Jimmy McNulty on 'The Wire,' turned down a role in Game of Thrones that was probably Mance Rayder... the only major role in Season 3 yet to be cast.
News by Rob W. Hart August 3, 2012 (15) comments
A group that fights child trafficking and exploitation successfully lobbied Amazon to remove a self-published eBook about age of consent laws around the world.
News by Dave Reuss August 2, 2012 (1) comments
With a sequel novel in the works, producers are looking to film a prequel to the famous horror movie.
News by Rob W. Hart August 2, 2012 (6) comments
A short story written by Vladimir Nabokov about boxing is now available in English for the first time. Leo Tolstoy's great-great-great granddaughter helped translate it!
News by Kimberly Turner August 2, 2012 (7) comments
Another day, another seven-figure ‘Twilight’ fanfic deal. Even a deliberately awful parody created by trollish comics became a bestseller overnight. Is the ‘Fifty Shades’ formula the way to fast cash?
News by Rob W. Hart August 1, 2012 (3) comments
The author, playwright, political activist, essayist and commentator has passed from complications related to pneumonia.
News by Jessica Taylor August 1, 2012 (11) comments
LitReactor's first official writing challenge is drawing to a close, but the fun isn't quite over yet. Now it's time to take a peek at how all this worked, the challenges, and what to look forward to.
News by Dave Reuss August 1, 2012 (4) comments
Self plagiarizing: not great. Making up quotations: really not great.
News by Rob W. Hart August 1, 2012 (2) comments
Originally slated to be two movies, director Peter Jackson has confirmed that his adaptation of 'The Hobbit' will now be stretched into three films.
News by Kimberly Turner July 31, 2012 (7) comments
'The Writer,' a 125-year-old publication dedicated to providing advice and inspiration for authors, is looking for a buyer to save it from the magazine graveyard.
News by Dave Reuss July 31, 2012 (3) comments
After 76 years in the rejection bin, this F. Scott Fitzgerald short story sees the light of day.
News by Kimberly Turner July 30, 2012 (3) comments
The San Francisco Public Library's new privacy hoods protect the dignity of its porn-hound patrons and the sensibilities of genteel passersby.
News by Rob W. Hart July 27, 2012 (10) comments
The organizers of the London Olympics are inserting British pop culture icons into the opening ceremonies. What, no Doctor Who?
News by Dave Reuss July 27, 2012 (5) comments
We all read them as kids— now it's time to write your own.
News by Joshua Chaplinsky July 26, 2012 (7) comments
The first trailer for Tom Tykwer and The Wachowski's adaptation of David Mitchell's "Cloud Atlas" is finally here. It's long, and it's strong, and it's bound to get the opinions on.
News by Kimberly Turner July 26, 2012 (5) comments
The longlist for the Man Booker Prize, announced today, is either a breath of fresh air or a slap in the face for the old guard.
News by Rob W. Hart July 25, 2012 (6) comments
Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's 'Life of Pi' looks very pretty.
UPDATE: Jack Daniel's Politely Asks Patrick Wensink To Change 'Broken Piano For President' Cover ArtNews by Joshua Chaplinsky July 25, 2012 (3) comments
The Jack Daniel's inspired cover for Patrick Wensink's 'Broken Piano For President' will be going out of print, so get yours while you still can.