The novels follow a 12-year old prodigy dedicated to criminal pursuits, and his escapades as the frontman of his family business. The tales follow the ‘good vs evil’ trope, but played with in a light-hearted manner.
A movie adaptation has been in the works since 2016, with fans of the playful and fast-paced novels eager to see what it’s like on the big screen. The film will be directed by Kenneth Branagh, and is set to star Ferdia Shaw as Artemis, Lara McDonnell as Holly, and Nonso Anozie as Domovoi Butler, among others!
Check out the trailer below.
The month of June was chosen to mark the Stonewall riots, a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the LGBT community against a police raid that took place in the early hours of June 28th, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. They are widely considered to constitute the most important event leading to the gay liberation movement. Read More
After her father’s death in 1856, Salme’s older brother, Majid, inherited the throne but after a revolution broke out between Majid and her other brother, Barghash, Salme had to make a choice.
Convinced by her favourite sister to help support their brother Barghash, Salme soon became his general secretary. It became clear that Barghash’s insurrection was fleeting and it ended sooner than expected, prompting Salme to surrender to the new sultan, her rebel brother, losing the support of the majority of her 36 siblings.
These complicated circumstances motivated Salme to move away from her family to a town where she eventually met her German lover, Rudolph Heinrich Ruete, a merchant.
The air date was announced at the “Hulu Presents John Green’s Looking for Alaska” panel at BookCon by executive producer Josh Schwartz. He was joined on the panel by author of Looking For Alaska John Green, screenwriter Stephanie Savage, actors Kristine Froseth and Charlie Plummer, and panel moderator Akilah Hughes.
Schwartz ended the panel’s chat with the exciting announcement that the eight-episode adaptation of Looking For Alaska will be coming to our screens on October 18th this year.
The Pulitzer Prize winning novel about loss, survival and what it means to let go is loved by critics and spent over thirty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list upon its launch in 2013.
The award founded in 1996 was set up to “celebrate originality, accessibility & excellence in writing by women and to connect world-class writers with readers everywhere”.