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A Joan Didion Documentary Is in the Works - Posted October 22, 2014
Griffin Dunne, nephew of famed journalist Joan Didion, launched a... [TVSpy]

A Joan Didion Documentary Is in the Works - Posted October 22, 2014
Update: The project reached its funding goal in roughly 24 hours of being posted. Griffin Dunne, nephew of f... [10,000 Words]

A Celebrity Photographer Who Has Seen, Heard It All - Posted June 6, 2014
Jayne Mansfield dancing with the son of a Florida mortuaries billionaire... A 1974 Los Angeles "It boy" moving away to become a counselor for Eskimos with AIDS... As Dana Goodyear ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Celebrity Photographer Who Has Seen, Heard It All - Posted June 6, 2014
Jayne Mansfield dancing with the son of a Florida mortuaries billionaire... A 1974 Los Angeles "It boy" moving away to become a counselor for Eskimos with AIDS... As Dana Goodyear ... [FishbowlNY]

Joan Didion Cancels UCLA Live Event - Posted March 20, 2012
UCLA Live revealed that "due to injury," author Joan Didion has cancelled her scheduled conversation with Mona Simpson in April. The Los Angeles Times ... [GalleyCat]

Joan Didion Week at The Los Angeles Review of Books - Posted October 28, 2011
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KCRW Launches Book Club on Facebook - Posted September 28, 2011
The public radio station is experimenting with the book club formula, moving it out of living rooms, libraries, and church basements, and onto a social networking platform. Bookworm host Michael Silverblatt will lead the ... [FishbowlLA]

Vanessa Redgrave to Narrate Audiobook Edition of Joan Didion Memoir - Posted August 19, 2011
Film and stage legend Vanessa Redgrave will narrate the audiobook edition of Joan Didion's upcoming memoir, Blue Nights. The book will explore the tragic death of Didion's daughter, Quintana Roo Dunne... [GalleyCat]

What Books Topped Bestseller Lists the Week You Were Born? - Posted January 10, 2011
Take a trip through literary history today and find the books that topped the New York Times' bestseller list on your birthday. The BibliOZ tool will help you find ... [GalleyCat]

Joan Didion Has Completed a New Book on Aging - Posted November 11, 2010
According to a Guest of a Guest interview, author and journalist ... [GalleyCat]

Powell's Books to Sell 7,000 Books from Private Library of Anne Rice - Posted October 25, 2010
Ever wanted to own a piece of vampire novelist Anne Rice? Powell's Books will be selling 7,000 titles from Anne Rice's private library. Depending on the success of this venture, Powell's may expand to in-store offerings as w... [GalleyCat]

Two Promotions and a Hire at Vintage/Anchor Books - Posted May 13, 2010
Vintage/Anchor Books has announced two promotions and a new hire. Author and publicist Sloane Crosley has been promoted to deputy director of publicity. She joined the imprint in 2002, previously working at HarperCollins and a literary agency. She has worked with a long list of writers, including ... [GalleyCat]

Norman Mailer Colony Gala: A Night of Media, Literary Superstars - Posted October 21, 2009
It takes a lot to bring America's greatest living fiction, non-fiction, and journalism writers into one room, but if one woman could do, it's Tina Brown. The Daily Beast editor-in-chie... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Norman Mailer Colony Gala: A Night of Media, Literary Superstars - Posted October 21, 2009
It takes a lot to bring America's greatest living fiction, non-fiction, and journalism writers into one room, but if one woman could do, it's Tina Brown. The Daily Beast editor-in-chie... [FishbowlNY]

Norman Mailer Writers Colony To Honor Toni Morrison, David Halberstam - Posted October 13, 2009
Next week, the Norman Mailer Writers Colony will throw its first gala hosted by New York media bigwigs Tina Brown and New Yorker editor-in-chief ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Norman Mailer Writers Colony To Honor Toni Morrison, David Halberstam - Posted October 13, 2009
Next week, the Norman Mailer Writers Colony will throw its first gala hosted by New York media bigwigs Tina Brown and New Yorker editor-in-chief ... [FishbowlNY]

NBF Will Celebrate Gore Vidal and Dave Eggers - Posted September 17, 2009
The National Book Foundation (NBF) announced that Gore Vidal will receive the 2009 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and Dave Eggers will receive the 2009 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the Am... [GalleyCat]

Morning Reading List, 11.19.08 - Posted November 19, 2008
Good morning Washington. What D.C. building is featured in the above picture? Think you know? Drop us an email and we'll give you the correct answer (and list the correct guessers) in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort... [FishbowlDC]

Commie Girl in the OC - Posted February 28, 2008
Commie Girl (aka Rebecca Schoenkopf) needs no introduction. She's famous in Orange County and infamous around certain drinking holes. But what the former OC Weekly columnist did need is a book deal. So she went out and got one. Just like that. Now her collection of columns is all bound up and... [FishbowlLA]

Didion, Gross to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards - Posted September 10, 2007
Though it didn't quite happen at exactly 10 AM EST as the National Book Foundation's website promised (10:12 by my clock, admittedly on the fast side) the people who bring you the National Book Awards (the nominees of which will be announced in Philadelphia on October 10 and co-hosted by Camille... [GalleyCat]

Halberstam Selected As Next Out of the Book Author - Posted September 5, 2007
Powell's has made their choice for the next "Out of the Book" film after debuting the concept with Ian McEwan's ON CHESIL BEACH. This time, they will debut a film based on David Halberstam's THE COLDEST WINTER: AMERICA AND THE KOREAN WAR, published by Hyperion on September 25. The 28-minute film... [GalleyCat]

Friends Will Tour for Halberstam's Final Opus - Posted August 27, 2007
And speaking of Hillel Italie, he also reports on what friends of the late journalist and historian David Halberstam are planning for THE COLDEST WINTER, Halberstam's final published work that will be released by Hyperion this October. Joan Didion, Se... [GalleyCat]

Rosie Goes 'No Bullsh*t' at Matrix Awards - Posted April 24, 2007
The last place we'd expect to hear the "f" word is the New York Women in Communications Matrix Awards but, thanks to emcee Rosie O'Donnell, the usually inspiring event had some cringe-inducing moments that raised more than a few eyebrows during Monday's lo-o-ng afternoon at the Waldorf. The View moderator did... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Rosie Goes 'No Bullsh*t' at Matrix Awards - Posted April 24, 2007
The last place we'd expect to hear the "f" word is the New York Women in Communications Matrix Awards but, thanks to emcee Rosie O'Donnell, the usually inspiring event had some cringe-inducing moments that raised more than a few eyebrows during Monday's lo-o-ng afternoon at the Waldorf. The View moderator did... [FishbowlNY]

The Verdicts Come in on Magical Thinking Play - Posted March 30, 2007
And so far, the reviews for the adaptation of Joan Didion's bestselling memoir THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING - playing at the Booth Theater until June 30 - are, shall we say, less than kind. "An arresting yet ultimately frustrating new drama," says the New York Times' Ben Brantley... [GalleyCat]

The Everyman's Library Turns 100 - Posted January 9, 2007
The Wall Street Journal's Tom Nolan focuses attention on the centenary of the Everyman's Library, founded in 1906 by bookbinder-turned-publisher Joseph Malaby Dent to preserve great works of literature. The books found a fan in Knopf... [GalleyCat]

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