News & Notes – 9/21/13

September 21, 2013 Uncategorized 4

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff.

Just a reminder — the National Book Festival is this weekend, and the Baltimore Book Festival is next weekend, Sept. 27-29!  And don’t forget that Banned Books Week is next week — Sept. 22-28, 2013.

Books & Ebooks in the News:

The National Book Award fiction longlist for 2013



Worth Reading/Watching: 

Roald Dahl

  • “Gobsmacked!” Editor Stephen Roxburgh remembers working with Roald Dahl on The Witches. (Publishers Weekly)

  • Mark Grist’s “I like a girl who reads”.  (Contains mild sexual slang)  Full text available here.  (Thanks to Dear Author for this one!)

    For Writers & Bloggers:

    Book Announcements:

    SYFY’s Bitten series, starring Laura Vandervoort

      Bookish Quotes:

      That’s it for this week!

      I’m always on the lookout for interesting articles, lists, and links for News & Notes, so please let me know if you see (or write!) anything that might be good for this feature.  You can leave me a comment or send me an email — my address is on the About/Review Policy/Contact page.

      4 Responses to “News & Notes – 9/21/13”

      1. Bea

        Actually, SyFy is not responsible for “Bitten”. Space in Canada is developing it and SyFy will broadcast it here in the States. I was hoping they’d pick it up even though have already made changes I’m unhappy about it. Ah well, I have my books. 🙂

        Have fun at the festival!

        • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

          Ah, thank you for the clarification! I’m sorry they’re making changes you don’t like, though. I haven’t read the books yet, so I don’t have a vested interest in it so far, but it always irks me when film/tv adaptations make unnecessary changes.

          And the festival was a lot of fun! I hope to post about it soon.