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  • New Bob Dylan biography due in October

    I have a bookshelf threatening to buckle under the weight of books I've read about Bob Dylan, but I'm about to add another one to the collection. It might take a while to finish. "Time Out of Mind: The Lives of Bob Dylan," due Oct. 15 from Pegasus...
  • Frank M. Robinson, Chicago-born author and Harvey Milk speechwriter

    Frank M. Robinson, Chicago-born author and Harvey Milk speechwriter
    Frank M. Robinson, a Chicago-born author of thrillers and science fiction who also helped slain San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk craft some of his most powerful speeches, has died. He was 87. Robinson's June 30 death while under hospice care at...
  • Chicago author of 'How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona' gored -- but will run again

    Chicago author of 'How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona' gored -- but will run again
    A Chicago author who wrote a chapter of the book “How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona” was gored Wednesday during the Spanish bull running festival. “When I fell, the bull fell with me and gored me in one motion,” said Bill...
  • Book Talk: Doughty: "I throw a grenade at people like us"

    LONDON (Reuters) - "Apple Tree Yard" is a fast-paced psychological thriller that explores a disturbing idea: what if a woman who has been indulging in risky sex finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong man? Add to this the...
  • Warner Bros. Circling Movie Rights to Best-Selling Novel 'The Goldfinch'

    Warner Bros. is looking to acquire the rights to Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Goldfinch." However, sources close to Tartt say the author is still making a decision as to whether to move forward with an adaptation. Warners is the only...
  • Charlize and Sean, Nona Hendryx, Marlene, Marilyn and new wave classics

    "PASSIONATE LOVE, I take it, rarely lasts long and is very troublesome while it does last. Mutual esteem is much more valuable," said Anthony Trollope. For a man with a name like Trollope, he was certainly a killjoy! USUALLY I let my gifted associate...
  • James Patterson's 'Maximum Ride' to come to life on YouTube

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Best-selling author James Patterson has reached a deal to turn his young adult book franchise "Maximum Ride" into an Internet video series that will be released on YouTube. Patterson sold exclusive online rights for "Maximum Ride"...
  • 'King of the Screwups' in the Works as a Movie at Alloy

    Young-adult specialist Alloy Entertainment is developing a movie version of K.L. Going's "King of the Screwups." Alloy's president Leslie Morgenstein and Cheryl Dolins are on board to produce the project. Going's novel, published in 2010, centers on a...
  • Author Jonathan Lethem on utopias, novels, politics, social media

    Novels that feature a talking and gun-toting kangaroo. Or a post-apocalyptic future. Or a world of hermaphroditic aliens known as Archbuilders. Or a magic ring that enables flight and invisibility. Since debuting with the novel "Gun, with Occasional...
  • Michel Pastoureau's book on the color green is a drab read

    "Green: The History of a Color" by Michel Pastoureau; Princeton University Press (240 pages, $35) Years ago, long before we described terrorism threat levels in colors, I wrote a story that I often refer to as my "ode to Orange," though my editors...
  • J.K. Rowling's new Harry Potter story: Could it see the big screen?

    J.K. Rowling sent shock waves through muggledom and the wizarding world alike Tuesday when she published a new short story catching up with an adult Harry Potter on her Pottermore website. In addition to filling in some details about Potter's life in...