InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Judge Nixes J.D. Salinger Follow-Up

salingerbook.jpgFederal Judge Deborah Batts decided today that a Swedish author could not publish his follow-up to “The Catcher in the Rye.”

Earlier this month, the judge issued a temporary order blocking author Fredrik Colting from publishing “60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye”–a novel revisiting characters from a classic J.D. Salinger novel. According to the AP Batts ultimately rejected two main claims by the defense, that the book was a parody and critique of Salinger’s original work.

Here’s more from the article: “[Batts noted that] Colting and his publishers made no indication before the lawsuit was filed that the book was meant as a parody or critique of Salinger’s work. ‘Quite to the contrary, the original jacket of ’60 Years’ states that it is ‘… a marvelous sequel to one of our most beloved classics,” the judge noted.”

Mediabistro Course

Women's Magazine Writing

Women's Magazine WritingPitch and publish in women's magazines with the health director of Family Circle! Starting September 30, Lynya Floyd will teach you how to wow editors with stories they want and need for their publications. You'll learn how to workshop pitch letters to endure editors will read them, master the voice and tone of women's magazines, find sources, and connect with other writers in the industry. Register now!