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Granta Searching for The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists

Granta em português has just launched the search for “The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists.” The Portuguese edition of Granta is published in Brazil by Alfaguara, an imprint within Objetiva Publishing House.

Here’s more from the release: “To qualify, the writers must be under under forty and must have at least one published work or a contract to publish a novel. To apply, candidates must submit an unpublished short story or an extract of an unpublished novel. Non-fiction essays or poetry will not be considered. Submissions will be accepted from 10 July 2011 to 30 September 2011.”

The Brazilian judges include Objetiva’s publishing director Isa Pessôa, Alfaguara publisher Marcelo Ferroni, comparative literature professor Samuel Titan, literature professor Italo Moriconi, author Cristovão Tezza and writer Manuel Da Costa Pinto. The final judge will be selected by the publishers of Brazilian and British Granta.

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Paulo Coelho Responds to Random House CA’s Excitement on Twitter

Author Paulo Coelho greeted Random House Canada’s enthusiasm about the upcoming English edition of Aleph with a joke: “You should be. You are my publishers…”

Here’s more about the novel: “Coelho reveals how a grave crisis of faith caused him to go in search of a path of spiritual renewal and growth. In order to get close to God again, he decided to start over: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the world. Between March and July 2006, letting himself be guided by signs, he travelled to various continents – Europe, Africa and Asia – on a journey through time and space, through past and present, in search of himself.”

In 2010, Aleph was published in Turkey and Brazil; it topped the bestseller list in Brazil. The title will be released worldwide in September. In March, Coelho polled his blog readers for their opinion on three different covers for the English edition. (via Sarah Wendell)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Photo Released on Twitter

Director Bill Condon released a photo from the movie set of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn on Twitter last week. The suggestive post generated nearly 580 comments.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, it was the first official photo from the shoot. Part one of the movie adaptation will be released on November 18, 2011.

The novel Breaking Dawn was released in 2008. Author Stephenie Meyer cited two Shakespeare plays, The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as influences for the story. Below, some spoiler-filled speculation about what the image represents.

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