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Shortlist Announced for 50th Year ‘Golden’ Man Booker Prize

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The Man Booker is a yearly award and one of the most respected prizes in the book industry. Earlier this year it was announced that to celebrate 50 years of the Man Booker this year there would be a Man Booker ‘Golden’ Prize, winning books from Man Booker history that have stood the test of time. And now, the Man Booker Golden Five is announced. Read More

Stephen King speaks to Colbert about Trump Twitter block scandal

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Stephen King and Donald Trump have never been fans of one another but the celebrated author has now doubled down on his disdain for the POTUS.

Following a spat during the release of the movie adaptation of King’s IT where Trump ended up blocking the author on Twitter, King banned Trump from seeing his movies. Due to a recent ruling, federal judge Naomi Reice Buchwald stated that President Donald Trump violates the First Amendment by blocking critics on Twitter, so it seems he will now have to unblock Stephen King.

How does King feel about this, and will he start interacting with the president again after his unblocking? King spoke to Colbert recently and gave his thoughts on the matter.

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‘Pet Sematary’ Film Adaptation Release Date Announced

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Stephen King is one of the most prolific writers in the business and is arguably in a league of his own when it comes to the horror genre. King has given us a plethora of creepy tales from Misery to The Shining. Pet Sematary is a particularly grisly tale and has become a must-read for King fans. It was announced that a film adaptation of the book is in the works and it looks like it will hit theatres sooner rather than later. Read More

George R.R. Martin’s ‘The Ice Dragon’ Movie Adaptation Announced

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George R.R. Martin may be best known for his A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy books, but the author has written a number of stories not related to the gritty world of Westeros. The Ice Dragon is one such book, a fantasy story for children originally published in 1980 in the Ace Books anthology Dragons of Light. Following the massive success of Martin’s fantasy series, and the HBO adaptation Game of Thrones, The Ice Dragon has since been released as a standalone children’s book with beautiful illustrations. Read More

Neil Patrick Harris Announces That the Final Season for ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Has Finished Filming

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Last year, Netflix released the first season of its adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. The show was well received upon its debut and many fans praised Neil Patrick Harris’ portrayal of the evil Count Olaf. The second season was released earlier this year in March and the third and final series is set to be released next year. Read More

Netflix Adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame Coming with Idris Elba Starring

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The 1831 novel by Victor Hugo the Hunchback of Notre Dame has been adapted several times for both stage and film throughout the years. The first adaptation came in 1911, but the most memorable is possible the Universal Studios adaptation in 1923 and Disney’s effort in 1996.

Now it’s to get another adaptation, a modern retelling in fact and it will star Idris Elba who is not only to star in the adaptation, but he’ll produce and direct it too! Read More

Harry, Meghan and the Race of the Royal Wedding Books

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The latest royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – has publishers and royal writers all up in a tiz and the race is on for the first of the Royal Wedding books. Royal journalists have been hurry to get published books out there in the market with Andrew Morton understandably winning the race, but if you want a souvenir book about the latest royal wedding then there are plenty to choose from, released and coming soon.

Today we’re going to take a look at the best new releases, out or coming out soon that feature the latest royal couple. Here they are, along with release dates and information.
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First Trailer for Terry Pratchett’s ‘Troll Bridge’ Released

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Originally published in 1991, Troll Bridge was a short story set in the Discworld series that was included a book of short stories called After the King: Stories in Honour of J.R.R. Tolkien. Troll Bridge follows an aging barbarian named Cohen who plans to kill a troll in single combat. Cohen finds an old troll, but the two end up reminiscing about how life used to be, before the lands were settled and when there were true heroes and monsters. Read More

First Official Trailer Released for Andy Serkis’ ‘Mowgli’ Film

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Fans of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book will be pleased to learn that a film adaptation is set to be released later this year. Simply called Mowgli, the film will be a darker adaptation than those seen over the years and is being directed by Andy Serkis, who is perhaps best known for being the motion capture actor for Gollum in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

The film has been in the works for several years but now we finally get a look at what to expect with the release of the first official trailer. The film uses motion capture technology to capture the actors’ facial expressions as well as their voices, so the main animals look somewhat similar to the actors and actresses voicing them. Read More

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Philip Roth Dies

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One of the greatest American authors of all time, Philip Roth has died it is confirmed today. Philip Roth who counts the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Man Booker International Prize to his name drew his writing inspiration from family life, sex and American ideals and his works include American Pastoral, I Married a Communist and Portnoy’s Complaint.

We marked the novelist’s 85th birthday in March with a blog of his best quotes, but this morning the New York Times reported that Roth had died overnight from congestive heart failure. Read More