- Here’s a short and interesting clip where book cover designer Chip Kidd talks about how he designed the book jacket for Haruki Murakami’s “1Q84”.
- Following this Murakami route, there’s a really great profile of him on the New York Times. (Source)
- Fans of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and H&M are in for a treat as the retail chain releases a clothing line inspired by the book and the upcoming Hollywood adaptation. (Source)
- “A Game of Thrones” author George R. R. Martin talks about Peter Dinklage, the TV adaptation of his famous series, and how he sometimes turns to Westeros.org to keep his facts straight. (Source)
- The Guardian takes a look at the latest ‘Sherlock Holmes” story penned by “Stormbreaker” author Anthony Horowitz. (Source)
- Check out this great illustration of Batman battling all his foes at the Wayne Manor! (Source)
- Finally, “Harry Potter” characters drawn as hipsters. (Source)
- Edited to add: “Hunger Games” character posters under the cut!
Here’s what I hope will be a weekly roundup of book events and news happening all over the world.
- THE NEWBERRY AWARDS were given out several days ago, with the prize going to debut novelist Clare Vanderpool for her work “Moon Over Manifest“. However, the book that caught my interest was Brian Katcher’s “Almost Perfect“, which won this year’s Stonewall’s Children and Young Adult Literature Award. It’s about a high school senior who finds himself attracted to someone transition from male to female, and I have to say that aside from Julie Ann Peters’ “Luna“, this is only the second YA book that I know of that deals with the subject. (Source)
- “60 YEARS LATER: COMING THROUGH THE RYE” is actually going to be published and distributed. If you don’t know what that is, it’s that long-rumored sequel to “The Catcher In The Rye” that J.D. Salinger did not write. In it, a Holden Caulfield rip-off is now geriatric and escapes from a nursing home. I feel like this is going to be horrible…but I wouldn’t mind being given a copy. (Source)
I have all the books in “The Millenium Trilogy“, and one day I will get down to reading all three of them. Someday I will also get around to watching the movie adaptations, but for the meantime I will enjoy looking at Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s adaptation of the books. (Source)
- There might be a “Fight Club” musical. (Source)