Colin Dwyer appears in the following:
Friday, December 26, 2014
Censors say the film takes liberties with its source material, the Book of Exodus, especially its depiction of the parting of the Red Sea. Also: American Sniper prepares to return to court.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
North Carolina named Shelby Stephenson its new poet laureate, just days after Ohio established a post for its own state poet. Massachusetts may not be too far behind.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
A new study finds that people who read print books at bedtime fall asleep easier — and sleep better — than those who use an e-reader. Also: JRR Tolkien may have survived war due to a timely illness.
Monday, December 22, 2014
The Game of Thrones author has blasted the studio for canceling its release of The Interview, offering to screen the film himself at his own movie theater.
Friday, December 19, 2014
The publisher makes peace with Amazon — and takes the opportunity to vent some frustration. Also: Paulo Coelho offers to buy The Interview off Sony.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
A long-awaited review of public libraries in the U.K. calls for them to expand digital services and offer a "retail-standard environment" akin to coffee shops.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Public health has a way of slipping off the radar when people aren't scared about Ebola or anthrax. But that doesn't mean the threats go away. And most states aren't prepared for the next one.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Neal Stephenson, author of Snow Crash, said he'll be assuming the role at the augmented reality company Magic Leap, which recently landed $542 million in investments from Google and other tech giants.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
With a final $437,000 push, his plan to donate $1 million of his own money to support independent booksellers is complete. Also: Judy Blume is set to publish her first adult novel in 15 years.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Apple goes before an appeals court in a battle expected to help clarify the legal line between business agreements and outright collusion. Also: Hilary Mantel denounces her critics' "froth and bile."
Friday, December 12, 2014
The BBC has TV adaptations in the works for The Silkworm and The Cuckoo's Calling, both written under Rowling's pen name, Robert Galbraith. Also: BookCon steps up its focus on writers of color.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Tony Abbott reportedly overruled a panel judging Australia's top fiction award, picking Richard Flanagan to share the prize. And one judge — famed poet Les Murray — isn't happy.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Not much is known about the acclaimed Italian novelist besides her pen name and her books. But she sat for a recent interview — conducted in writing, with her publisher as intermediary.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham accuses a man she identifies as Barry of sexual assault. Yet "Barry" is a pseudonym — and the ensuing confusion has prompted her publisher to clarify matters.
Monday, December 08, 2014
More than 3,000 books from the British Nobel laureate's collection have been donated to a library in Zimbabwe, where Lessing lived for 25 years. Also: J.K. Rowling promises 12 days of Harry Potter.
Friday, December 05, 2014
A two-year partnership in the bookseller's troubled e-reader has ended, as Barnes & Noble buys out Microsoft's share. Also: Upset brews in India over the president's exclusive deal with Amazon.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
The 2014 Bad Sex in Fiction award has picked its winner: Okri's novel The Age of Magic, which not so subtly features a skyrocket in flight. Also: Raymond Chandler's lost comic opera is discovered.
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
The novel, Morrison's 11th, will be titled God Help the Child. J.K. Also: Rowling has plans for a new book of her own. And a book has been returned to a Washington state library — 65 years overdue.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
The son of an officer who investigated the murders central to Truman Capote's true-crime classic just won a bid in court to publish his father's findings, which he says contradict Capote's account.
Monday, December 01, 2014
"His historical context, unlike my own, came from a place of ignorance," writes the National Book Award-winning Woodson, responding to racially charged comments delivered after she won her prize.