Roald Dahl's classic children's tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been print since 1964 and has been turned into three feature films. Now a new chapter of the book has been discovered and published. The chapter, from an early draft of the book, features two disobedient little boys who get into a lot of trouble in a room full of vanilla fudge.
Read more... August 30, 2014
E.L. Doctorow will be honored at this weekend's National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. The festival takes place on Saturday, August 30, 2014, and has a very interesting lineup of events.
Read more... August 28, 2014
Steven Moffat looked absolutely stunned when he won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or Movie for Sherlock: His Last Vow.
Read more... August 26, 2014
Neil Gaiman took the ALS Ice Bucket challenge and it was amazing, of course. He was challenged by his wife Amanda Palmer who, somewhat surprisingly, remained fully clothed when she took the challenge.
Read more... August 25, 2014
Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books are American classics. In November, fans will get a chance to read the original work which inspired the popular children's series.
Read more... August 21, 2014
Bestselling author Stephen King took the ALS ice bucket challenge and then challenged John Grisham to do the same. The challenge has been going on for three weeks, with everyone from Bill Gates to Oprah Winfrey to Taylor Swift participating.
Read more... August 20, 2014
More than 1,100 German authors have signed their names to an open letter to Amazon.com, criticizing Amazon's negotiating stance with German book publisher Bonnier Group, which includes a number of imprints including Aladin, Berlin Verlag, Carlsen, audiobook imprint Hamburg, Piper and Ullstein).
Read more... August 18, 2014