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Book News, Reviews, and Musings 2 Nov 2010

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News and features

NaNoWriMo is well underway, so if your favourite bloggers and authors look more harried than usual, this is probably why.

Galleycat gives us a list of some forthcoming film adaptations of fiction, including The Tempest and Gullivers Travels.

Tim Flannery, author of The Weather Makers,'has become the first Australian to win the Joseph Leidy award.

The National Enquirer might be in trouble

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Tall Tales and Short Stories interviews author Savita Kalhan, whose debut novel'The Long Weekend was published by Andersen Press.

The Girls in the Stacks blog chats with author Susane Colasanti.

Booktopia subjects author Kathryn Fox to their famous ten terrifying questions.


The Book Zone for Boys reviews Leech by Andrew Lane (a book from the Young Sherlock Holmes series)

Kate Garrabrant at Book Fetish reviews Girl Stolen by April Henry.


Melbourne-based newspaper'The Age goes in search of Melbournes best secondhand bookshops.

Catherine Ryan Hyde talks about writing on tough topics.

Author Lavie Tidhar talks about the books that inspired his latest novel.

Just for fun

Author Gail Carriger gives us some hilarious fan takes on her book covers.

Author birthdays
Happy birthday, Dale Wasserman!

Quote of the Day

Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours. Salman Rushdie

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  1. What a great Rushdie quote!