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Andi Watson: 'Working hard and having fun hopefully go hand in hand...' - Posted October 29, 2014
Have you ever written a scary story? In honor of the Halloween season, we are interviewing horror writers to learn about the craft of scaring readers. Throughout his career, cartoonist Andi Watson has written and illustrated dozens of comics and graphic novels. Right now, Watson is working on a spooky children's story... [GalleyCat]

Serious Novels Imagined as Children's Books on Tumblr - Posted March 25, 2014
Imagine Cormac McCarthy's The Road, Michael Chabon's The Wonder Boys and ... [GalleyCat]

Cormac McCarthy's Ex-Wife Involved in Bizarre Arrest - Posted January 10, 2014
Jennifer McCarthy, the ex-wife of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy, was arrested for domestic abuse in New Mexico this week and it's... [AllTwitter]

Op-Ed: Your Ads Are Not Art. Just As Your Shoes Are Not Gumbo - Posted September 9, 2013
Houston-based freelance creative Chuck Hipsher, who you may remember from his ode to Chevy last month, is back wit... [AgencySpy]

How Marisha Pessl Found Her Literary Agent - Posted July 26, 2013
Elle Magazine ran a long profile of Special Topics in Calamity Physics author Marisha Pessl this month. Pessl has a new book called ... [GalleyCat]

How To Cope with Layoffs - Posted July 10, 2013
As the publishing industry evolves in the 21st Century, layoffs have become an all-too-common experience. Sometimes, it can be helpful to see how other writers c... [GalleyCat]

Jell-O's Funpocalypse, Much More Exciting Than Actual Apocalypse - Posted December 17, 2012
We're only four days away from the 12/21/12 Mayan apocalypse prediction, and as the our alleged time on Earth winds down, Jell-O wants us to have fun. Lots of fun. And when I picture the crazy stuff people will do days before turning into characters from a Cormac McCarthy novel... [AgencySpy]

Jonathan Maberry: 'Get your butt in a chair & write.' - Posted October 17, 2012
Have you ever written a scary story? In honor of the Halloween season, we are interviewing horror writers to learn about the craft of scaring readers. Recently, we spoke with author Jonathan Maberry. Throughout Maberry's career, he has won m... [GalleyCat]

Rewrite Victorian Vampires for Fun & Prizes - Posted October 2, 2012
To celebrate Mediabistro's upcoming Media App Summit, we are hosting The World's Longest Literary Vampire Remix writing contest. Follow this link to sign up for our new wr... [semanticweb.com]

Rewrite Victorian Vampires for Fun & Prizes - Posted October 1, 2012
To celebrate Mediabistro's upcoming Media App Summit, we are hosting The World's Longest Literary Vampire Remix writing contest. Follow this link to sign up for our new writ... [GalleyCat]

James Franco Casts As I Lay Dying Adaptation - Posted August 27, 2012
Actor and author James Franco has begun working on his film adaptation of William Faulkner's celebrated book, As I Lay Dying. The New York Daily News ... [GalleyCat]

Fake Cormac McCarthy Interviewed at The Atlantic - Posted January 31, 2012
The Atlantic has posted an interview with Michael Crossan, the aspiring writer from Scotland who briefly fooled the Twittersphere by pretending to be novelist ... [GalleyCat]

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Amazon Deal & Art of Letter Writing: Top Stories of the Week - Posted January 27, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's shocking news about Amazon, a fake Cormac McCarthy Twitter account and Jack Gantos' Newbery Medal winning novel (pictured). ... [semanticweb.com]

Fake Cormac McCarthy Twitter Account Suspended - Posted January 27, 2012
Join me in welcoming @CormacCMcCarthy to Twitter! We have the best authors in the world right here. -- Jack Dorsey (@jack) January 24, 2012 The strange saga of the fake Cormac McCarthy Twitter feed has ended. The Twitter feed that once excited writers around ... [GalleyCat]

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Amazon Deal & Art of Letter Writing: Top Stories of the Week - Posted January 27, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's shocking news about Amazon, a fake Cormac McCarthy Twitter account and Jack Gantos' Newbery Medal winning novel (pictured). ... [GalleyCat]

Cormac McCarthy Did Not Join Twitter - Posted January 23, 2012
Not to worry, @sarahw, he doesn't own a computer; we've verified the @CormacCMcCarthy handle is not the real deal. -- Vintage & Anchor (@VintageAnchor) January 23, 2012 This morning a Twitter impersonator made waves online... [GalleyCat]

What If Cormac McCarthy Was on Yelp? - Posted November 9, 2011
Laughing Squid contributing editor EDW Lynch created a satirical tribute to novelist Cormac McCarthy called "Y... [GalleyCat]

James Franco to Adapt William Faulkner & Cormac McCarthy - Posted January 5, 2011
Actor and author James Franco will direct film adaptations of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying and Cormac McCarthy's Blood M... [GalleyCat]

Mario Vargas Llosa Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature - Posted October 7, 2010
Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Here's more about Llosa (pictured, via) from the Nobel site: "[he was awarded] for... [GalleyCat]

Cormac McCarthy, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, & Haruki Murakami Lead Betting Odds for Nobel Prize in Lit - Posted October 6, 2010
As gamblers enter the final day of betting on the Nobel Prize in Literature, the U.K. betting site Ladbrokes continues to adjust the odds. ... [GalleyCat]

Cormac McCarthy Has Updated 3/1 Odds to Win Nobel Prize in Literature - Posted October 5, 2010
As U.K. gamblers adjust the odds for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Cormac McCarthy has lept to the top of the heap with 3/1 odds of winning the world's most prestigious literary prize. At the ... [GalleyCat]

Orhan Pamuk Seeks to Build Museum - Posted October 4, 2010
Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk (pictured) seeks to build his fictional Museum Of Innocence as an actual museum. The museum will be located in Pamuk's hometown Istanbul, Turkey, and he hopes to open before the end of 2010. ... [GalleyCat]

Cormac McCarthy Has 8/1 Odds to Win 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature - Posted October 4, 2010
Novelist Cormac McCarthy (author of The Road and Blood Meridian) received a huge boost from the betting site Ladbrokes over the weekend. He was given ... [GalleyCat]

Help Write the World's Longest Literary Remix - Posted April 13, 2010
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David Foster Wallace Archive Finds a Home - Posted March 9, 2010
Yesterday the University of Texas at Austin's Harry Ransom Center acquired the archive of writer David Foster Wallace. The collection includes annotated books from the author's bookshelf, like that scribble-filled copy (pictured, ... [GalleyCat]

Cormac McCarthy and James Cameron's Avatar Lead Tie-In Sales - Posted December 21, 2009
In Amazon.com rankings for tie-in books, Cormac McCarthy's recently adapted novel, "The Road" and a tie-in book for James Cameron's Avatar currently lead the field. Produced by HarperCollins' ... [GalleyCat]

Adaptations Score New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Posted December 14, 2009
Today four adaptations of books scored five major awards from the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC), moving one important step closer towards the Academy Awards. The literary winners were: Meryl Streep... [GalleyCat]

Nick Cave and Cormac McCarthy on "The Road" - Posted May 18, 2009
Last week Esquire magazine called the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road "the most important movie of the year." Nevertheless, fan reactions to the movie trailer ... [GalleyCat]

Quill Awards Announced - Posted September 10, 2007
Changing things up this year, the Quills have announced their awards a solid month and a half before the actual ceremony, which will take place on October 22 at Jazz @ Lincoln Center and hosted by Ann Curry and Al Roker. For the first time in its three-year history, The... [GalleyCat]

McCarthy Nabs UK's Oldest Literary Prize - Posted August 27, 2007
Pulitzer Prize-winning US author Cormac McCarthy has won the UK's oldest literary award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, reports the BBC. THE ROAD took the fiction category for the prize continually awarded since 1919 while Byron Rogers' biography of Welsh poet RS Thomas won in that category. The... [GalleyCat]

Heavy Hitters on James Tait Memorial Prize Shortlists - Posted June 25, 2007
The James Tait Memorial Prize, Britain's oldest literary prize, has announced the shortlists for its fiction and biography awards. In fiction, the competition is rather steep with Alice Munro, Cormac McCarthy, Sarah Waters, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, James Lasdun and Ray Robinson competing for the honor. The biography contenders include Carmen Callil,... [GalleyCat]

Cormac McCarthy Opens Up to Oprah - Posted June 6, 2007
Yesterday Cormac McCarthy made his debut television appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show and AP's Hillel Italie has the details. The 73-year-old McCarthy has spoken with the ... [GalleyCat]

Oprah Picks Eugenides - Posted June 5, 2007
PW Daily's Charlotte Abbott reports that the latest selection of Oprah's Book Club is MIDDLESEX by Jeffrey Eugenides. Word that this novel would be Oprah's next pick trickled out last weekend, as hundreds of booksellers gathered at Book Expo America. Many receive... [GalleyCat]

The Colbert Report Book Review Debate - Posted May 10, 2007
Amazingly, the plight of newspaper book reviews got the attention of The Colbert Report, and last night Salman Rushdie joined Stephen... [GalleyCat]

Pulitzer Prize Winners - Posted April 16, 2007
The Pulitzer Prize has announced its winners in a variety of categories, and while our Fishbowl siblings will be dissecting the journalism winners, we'll look at the book-related winners: FICTION: Cormac McCarthy, THE ROAD (Knopf) Also nominated as finalists in this category were: AFTER THIS by Alice McDermott (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and... [GalleyCat]

IMPAC Shortlist - Posted April 4, 2007
Finally, the prize that has the three-digit longlist has whittled itself down to a shortlist of eight - and it's guaranteed that the winner of the world's largest literary fiction prize will be male: A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry Arthur and George by Julian Barnes Slow Man by JM Coetzee Extremely Loud... [GalleyCat]

Apocalypse Literary - Posted March 26, 2007
The LA Times' Scott Timberg fashions a trend piece out of three recent novels dealing with life after apocalypse: Cormac McCarthy's THE ROAD, Chris Adrian's THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL and most recently, Matthew Sharpe's JAMESTOWN. Add in other related fare by Carolyn See, Daniel Alarcon and David Mitchell... [GalleyCat]

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