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Margaret Atwood Is writing a sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Nov 28 2018: Following two years in which Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale saw a skyrocketing in readership and new cultural relevance, both on television and in society at large, the author has announced a sequel.

The Testaments, set 15 years after ...

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Netflix adapts Dahl's stories for original animated series

Nov 28 2018: Netflix will create an original animated series of Roald Dahl stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and The Twits.

"ald Dahl stories have long inspired award-winning feature films and stage productions," Netflix said in its ...

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Can Steve Jobs' wife save storytelling?

Nov 27 2018: Over the last few years, Ms. Powell Jobs, an activist, investor and entrepreneur, has been investing in media companies through her social impact firm, Emerson Collective. Buying up a range of unusual properties, she seems to be making an effort to turbocharge ...

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Costa Award shortlists announced

Nov 26 2018: The shortlists for the 2018 Costa Awards have been released. The five category winners will be announced on January 7 and the overall winner on January 29. The awards honor "some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the U.K. and Ireland....

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James H. Billington, the librarian of Congress for nearly three decades, dies aged 89

Nov 26 2018: James H. Billington, the librarian of Congress for nearly three decades, who led the nation's treasure house of knowledge into the digital age (not without controversy) and added millions of books, films and cultural artifacts to its historic collections, including a ...

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The increasing trend of novelists writing for TV

Nov 25 2018: The New York Times explores the increasingly porous borders between writing novels and writing for television:

In a world in which some of our more successful or esteemed novelists — Margaret Atwood, Gillian Flynn, George R.R. Martin, Salman Rushdie, Kevin Kwan, Neil...

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Why the USA is increasingly embracing translated novels

Nov 25 2018: The Washington Post reports on why translated literature is gaining ground in the USA:

In the two disharmonious decades of the 21st century, American society has grown less homogeneous and more interactive. Americans have expanded their engagement with other cultures...

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Esi Edugyan Wins Second Giller Prize for Washington Black

Nov 20 2018: Esi Edugyan was announced as the winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel Washington Black during a televised awards banquet Monday night at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto. The Giller is considered Canada's most prestigious literary prize.

Edugyan ...

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