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Resolutions from Around the Literary World

Today we have a new set of 2011 literary resolutions from writers. Share your resolutions in the comments section or on Twitter.

Stunt nonfiction writer A.J. Jacobs: “My literary new year’s resolution is to read some a novel or two this year. I’ve spent the last few months reading health and medical books for my new project, and I think reading something fictional sounds a strange and exciting prospect.”

Mr. Peanut author Adam Ross: “I had a busy 2010, true, but I only read 16 books. I’m betting, though, that if I’d visited Facebook only once a day (I’m a confessed Scrabble addict), as well as Twitter, nytimes.com, cnn.com, and espn.com, I’d have doubled that figure. We live in an acutely distracted age that constantly pummels our best sense of reality (I won’t even get started here on my BlackBerry). So in 2011, I’m going to budget my computer time more rigorously. There’s too much to read before I die.”

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Incarceron Author Catherine Fisher on Writing Her Prison Novel

Catherine FisherUK children’s author/poet Catherine Fisher has published 3 volumes of poetry and several fantasy fiction series in her native country. Now, she is preparing to make her mark in the United States with the YA book, Incarceron. We caught up with her to learn more about what she has in store for her stateside reading public.

Q: Incarceron was conceived from your design to write a book about prison; did you do any research into that topic in preparing to write this book?
A: None at all, because Incarceron is like no prison on earth. I was aware from the beginning that the world of the prison would be fantastical and strange, so I didn’t feel I needed experience of real prisons. That said, I have visited a prison, so I did know something about the atmosphere.

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Taylor Lautner to Star in Incarceron Adaptation

Incarceron (Incarceron, Book 1)Twilight Saga star Taylor Lautner will act in (and probably produce) a film adaptation of the young-adult book, Incarceron. The first book in UK author Catherine Fisher’s fantasy series has been optioned by Fox 2000.

Deadline reports: “Lautner will play Finn, who has lived his entire life on Incarceron, a savage, futuristic prison society. He meets the daughter of the warden, who is trapped in her own prison, a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like the 17th Century.”

Fisher has published several series, stand-alone novels, and poetry. The Incarceron series currently has two books: Incarceron (published in February 2010) and Sapphique (to be published December 28, 2010). Penguin’s Dial imprint has brought the both titles to the United States.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The original version of this post misstated the U.S. publisher of the books.