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British Court Strikes Down Ban on Sending Books to Prisoners

A British high court ruling has overturned the controversial decision to outlaw sending books to prisoners in the United Kingdom. In December the court ruled that books should be struck off the list of items that cannot be sent to prisoners. Read more... January 24, 2015

E.L. James' Control Over the Fifty Shades of Grey Film Was Unprecedented

The release date for the film adaptation of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey is fast approaching, and tales from the set are starting to leak out. James's contract with the studio reportedly gives her an amazing amount of control for an author. Read more... January 22, 2015

Pedro Almodovar to Receive WGA Screenwriting Achievement Award

Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar will be honored with the Writers Guild of America West's Jean Renoir Award for Screenwriting Achievement. The award is given to an international writer who has advanced the language of films and how has made outstanding contributions to screenwriting. Read more... January 21, 2015

National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalists

The National Book Critics Circle announced 30 finalists for the best books of 2014. There are 30 finalists in in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, general nonfiction, and poetry. Read more... January 20, 2015

David Harsent Wins 2014 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry

David Harsent has won the 2014 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. Harsent won with his latest book of poetry, Fire Songs (Faber and Faber). Fire Songs is his eleventh poetry collection. This year was Harsent's fifth appearance on the shortlist for the prize. Read more... January 16, 2015

Wes Anderson and Dan Gilroy Nominated for Screenwriting Oscars

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there were some surprises and a few snubs. The presentation itself went off smoothly except for one snafu. Read more... January 15, 2015

Birdman Wins Best Screenplay at the 2015 Golden Globes

Birdman won the award for Best Screenplay at the 2015 Golden Globes. The film's four screenwriters - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo - are pictured in the above photograph. Inarritu, who also directed the film, is holding the statue. Read more... January 13, 2015

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