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Julianne Moore, Jim Lehrer & Mindy Kaling to Host Book Expo America Breakfasts

Oscar-nominated actress Julianne Moore, Emmy-nominated comedian Mindy Kaling, and journalist Jim Lehrer will host breakfast events at this year’s Book Expo America.

Moore, author of picture book Freckleface Strawberry, will preside over the children’s writers’ breakfast. Kaling (a writer at The Office)  and Lehrer (author of both fiction and nonfiction) will host two adult writers’ breakfasts.

Here’s more from the press release: “The other speakers who will be joining the hosts for these popular events include Sarah Dessen, Roger Ebert, Anne Enright, Jefferey Eugenides, Charlaine Harris, Kevin Henkes, Diane Keaton, Erik Larson, and Brian Selznick.  In addition, Katherine Paterson, who is the current Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, will be saying a few words at the Children’s Breakfast on behalf of the Children’s Book Council.”

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Your Booker Prize Shortlist

Darkmans, by Nicola Barker
Gathering, by Anne Enright
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid
Mister Pip, by Lloyd Jones
On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan
Animal’s People, by Indra Sinha

Not surprisingly, all the news reports (like the Guardian) focus on McEwan’s “surviving the cull.” More still from the BBC.

Booker Prize Bulletpoints

Now that the longlist has been announced, reaction streams in from all over the world:

  • It’s a “giant felling” list, according to John Ezard and Martin Hodgson. [Guardian]
  • But Erica Wagner thinks the list is relatively surprise-free. [The Times]
  • Bookmakers William Hill makes Ian McEwan the favorite, but installing Lloyd Jones‘ MISTER PIP at 20/1? Tsk tsk. [Booktrade.info]
  • DJ Taylor backs MISTER PIP. [Guardian]
  • Nikita Lalwani and Indra Sinha are celebrated in India for being longlisted. [The Hindu Times]
  • Reaction in New Zealand to MISTER PIP being on the longlist. [NZ Herald, Stuff.co.nz]
  • Similar reaction in Canada for Michael Redhill‘s appearance. [CBC, G&M]
  • And in Ireland, they’re happy for Anne Enright.[RTE]