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Stuart Beattie to Script the ‘Daughter of Smoke & Bone’ Film Adaptation

Hollywood screenwriter Stuart Beattie will write the script for the Daughter of Smoke & Bone film adaptation.

In the past, Beattie wrote the screenplays for Collateral (2004), 30 Days of Night (2007), and the forthcoming I, Frankenstein (2013). As we previously noted, Palak Patel and Joe Roth will produce.

Author Laini Taylor endorsed Beattie and the entire film-making team with this statement: “It’s been fantastic to delve into the world of the book with a screenwriter of such insight and experience. Between Stuart, Joe Roth and Universal Pictures, we’ve got a team with massive epic flair, and I can’t wait to see what unfolds as we move toward bringing Karou, Akiva, Brimstone and the world of Daughter of Smoke & Bone to the screen.”

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Snow White & the Huntsman Producer to Adapt Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Universal Pictures has acquired the film rights to Laini Taylor‘s young adult novel and National Book Award finalist, Daughter of Smoke & Bone.

Oz: The Great and Powerful executive producer Palak Patel will serve as an executive producer. Snow White & the Huntsman producer Joe Roth has signed on as a producer.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers released this book in 2011. Days of Blood & Starlight, the sequel, came out in November 2012. Taylor plans to conclude her series with a not-yet-titled third book.

The Banners of BEA 2011

Every year, this GalleyCat editor loves to take badly lit photographs of the banners of BEA, giving our readers a glimpse of the year’s biggest campaigns.

The banners were fairly muted this year. Last year, a gigantic Justin Cronin poster loomed over the proceedings. In this GalleyCat editor’s memory, The Passage banner seemed as tall as a house.

The Oprah Winfrey Show ends today, so it is only fitting that we open with a banner (embedded above) for the $50 book, The Oprah Winfrey Show: Reflections on an American Legacy.

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Recession Advice from NBA Finalists

At last week’s glitzy National Book Awards (NBA) ceremony, the recession seemed far away. These celebrations create the illusion that some authors are beyond the everyday struggles of regular writers.

GalleyCat kept the bad economy front-and-center on the red carpet, quizzing the award-winning authors on their survival tips for aspiring writers. In this two-minute video, we collected the best advice from these NBA finalists: Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of “American Salvage;” YA finalist Rita Williams-Garcia, author of “Jumped;” fiction finalist Marcel Theroux, author of “Far North;” YA finalist Laini Taylor , author of “Lips Touch: Three Times;” poetry finalist Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, author of “Open Interval;” and nonfiction finalist Sean B. Carroll, author of “Remarkable Creatures.”

For more NBA coverage, check out our exclusive videos. We interviewed NBA fiction winner Colum McCann about New York City and grace. We also interviewed NBA nonfiction winner T. J. Stiles about his own struggles as a writer this year. Finally, we quizzed the nominees on Stephenie Meyer‘s bestselling Twilight Saga.