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Dennis Lehane and Tom Perrotta on taking novels "From Page to Screen" at Boston Book Festival 2010 [podcast]

Dennis Lehane and Tom Perrotta on taking novels "From Page to Screen" at Boston Book Festival 2010 [podcast]

Every book festival needs legendary dudes like DENNIS LEHANE and TOM PERROTTA -- the kinds of authors whose stories are famous even to people who...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 28, 2010

Miss perfect

I know what you're thinking: " Another Emma ? Didn't we just have a bushel of Jane Austen adaptations for TV?" Well, WGBH did give us four new Austens, but that was all the way back in 2008, a Jane-ite eternity.
The new BBC/WGBH Emma gets a 10
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 15, 2010

Video: Nick Hornby on Slam, the Sox, Tony Hawk, and Time Traveling

Thanks to Brookline Booksmith for hosting the Nick Hornby reading Just to make sure, we decided to...
By Sharon Steel  |  October 29, 2007
Austen Powers

Austen Powers

The NY Times noticed the recent commercialization of Jane Austen on Sunday: How did this early-19th...
By Sharon Steel  |  July 30, 2007


We can't stop OMG-ing over these amazing graphic renderings of what will soon become The Wizarding W...
By Sharon Steel  |  June 01, 2007
FINAL Harry Potter out 7/21

FINAL Harry Potter out 7/21

Dig on this: J.K. Rowling's final installment for the HP series, titled Harry Potter and the Deathly...
By Sharon Steel  |  February 01, 2007

Lip Lock

Lip Lock

Frequent readers of this literary blog know that we are somewhat, ehem, fixated and irrevocably OBSE...
By Sharon Steel  |  November 17, 2006

Don't Playa Hate. Appreciate.

Given that sequels have become almost more common than originals, it’s no wonder that MICHAEL TOLK...
By Sharon Steel  |  October 24, 2006

Tough Choices: John Moe or Lois Lowry?

Morgan Spurlock did it with Super Size Me and later 30 Days on FX. Now, rather than gorging on McD...
By Sharon Steel  |  October 23, 2006

We Suck Young Blood: Elizabeth Kostova & Augusten Burroughs

Right. First things first, here's your readings option for tomorrow: Mrs. Dracula ELIZABETH KOSTOV...
By Sharon Steel  |  October 18, 2006

Infinite Jest turns 10

A 10th anniversary edition of David Foster Wallace’s juggernaut of a novel Infinite Jest is being re...
By Nina MacLaughlin  |  October 05, 2006

Every Day Is Saturday: Peter Ellenby's Photo Book, Jennifer Egan, Hermione Granger

A few snippets for your Monday afternoon: Via Pitchfork:The list of bands Peter Ellenby has photogr...
By Sharon Steel  |  October 02, 2006

Alex McAuley's Summer Love: Avril Lavigne & Kristen Cavalleri?

        The author of YA fave Bad Girls, Alex McAuley, has a new...
By Sharon Steel  |  August 07, 2006

The Namesake Trailer

"Ashima never thinks of her husband's name when she thinks of her husband, even though she knows ...
By Sharon Steel  |  August 03, 2006