Thursday, June 2, 2011

Lit News To Note 06.02.2011

Absolutely LOVED this post from author Susan Dennard on the blog Let the Words Flow entitled, "Writing YA Versus Adult Fiction: what’s the difference?"  There are great, concrete answers here to what are the nuances between the two.  Some are obvious, and I think others clarify quite a bit!


Glenn Beck - yes, that Glenn Beck of FoxNews fame - will be publishing a young adult novel under his Mercury Ink imprint (in agreement with Simon & Schuster).  The book is titled Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans (author of The Christmas Box) and is about a teen with Tourettes's Syndrome and superpowers.  Here's more from The Slatest.


From The Film Stage: "‘Hunger Games’ Trilogy to Be Made into Four Films".  Meh, really, a fourth one?  I'm leaning on the greedy side of things here. . . 


The Atlantic is really hitting up the YA lit topic this week: "How to Make Young Adult Fiction More Diverse".  Turns out it's part of a series this week, so enjoy!


Shelf Awareness had a really nicely done overview of a particularly important panel that happened at BEA titled 'Book Banning 2011: A Report from the Front Lines of the Battle for Free Speech'.  Check out their article on it here: "BEA: Book Challenges, Fear & Fostering Conversation".  YA favorite Laurie Halse Anderson participated.


Two articles of note from Publisher's Weekly, the first being of particular importance to Canadian readers: "Indigo Sales Grow, But Investments Take a Bite Out of Profits" and "Borders Defends Need for Extension".


 Just a quick notice, everyone: I will be on my honeymoon starting tomorrow.  So, it's very likely that there will be no 'Lit News To Note' next week!  It'll be back on Monday, June 13th.

2 comments:

  1. Love the new look! Have a great honeymoon!!!

    I'm also disappointed by the decision to split HG into 4 movies. It doesn't seem necessary at all.

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  2. I don't like the idea of the Hunger Games being made into 4 movies. Really is it necessary?

    Have an awesome honeymoon :)

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