• November 20, 2013

    After shooting to the top of the UK bestseller list, Penguin Classics has announced that it’s going to release a hardcover version of the Morissey’s Autobiography seven weeks after the initial release of the paperback. The book will go on sale in the UK on December 5 for 30 pounds (roughly $48) and will be printed in color, with a “number of new images chosen by Morrissey and… a complete discography of his work.”

    Here’s the trailer for the forthcoming Lifetime adaptation of incest classic Flowers in the Attic. The Paris Review describes it as “appropriately lurid.” We agree.

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    We’re not quite sure why this is news, but the New York Times reports that famously reclusive author Thomas Pynchon will not be at the National Book Awards tonight.

    The Archives for American Art at the Smithsonian has put an entire collaborative book between poet Robert Duncan and artist Jess Collins online. According to Poetry, “Scrapbook for Patricia Jordan, 1959″ includes a couple of pieces from O! Tricky Cad, but there’s also much more–collages, line drawings, Nouveau gestures, poems, sketches, notes.

    Here are fourteen ways to infuriate a writer, courtesy of Ploughshares. Our favorite: “Approach her at a book festival with no introduction, wearing a backpack large enough to be full of explosives. Explain that you’re trying to find an agent, and no one here has been any help at all. Ask if you might give her your manuscript so she can pass it on to her agent. Then just stand there staring. Be sure your pupils are dilated.”

    HBO has signed up to adapt The Love of the Last Tycoon, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished Hollywood novel, as a five-part miniseries. Elia Kazan last tried adapting the novel in the late 1970s. This version will be written by Billy Ray, the screenwriter behind Shattered Glass, Breach, and the first Hunger Games movie.

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