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Posts Tagged ‘Pulitzer Prize’

Alice Walker Publishes eBooks with Open Road Integrated Media

Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, has cut a deal with Open Road Integrated Media to publish eBook editions of some of her most beloved work. Today they released eBook editions of The Color Purple (1982), The Temple of My Familiar (1989) and Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992).

In the video embedded above, Walker talks about her life’s work.  According to the Associated Press, eight more books (not-yet-named) will follow on November 22nd.

Here’s more from the article: “The e-books will include author interviews, photographs and personal documents…Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which originally published The Color Purple and the other works being issued electronically by Open Road, did not immediately return phone and email requests for comment Monday.”

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HBO To Adapt Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Visit from the Goon Squad will be adapted into a TV series by HBO.

International Creative Management negotiated the deal. Michael London and Jocelyn Hays Simpson will act as co-executive producers.

Fans of A Visit from the Goon Squad can look forward to this adaptation and Egan’s current project. In a Bookmunch interview, Egan revealed: “I’m actually working on a new piece now that involves a character from Goon Squad.”

Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner To Adapt Team of Rivals

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin‘s Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln will be adapted by Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg.

Pulitzer/Tony-winning writer Tony Kushner will handle the screenplay. According to Deadline, “it is anticipated that the film will focus on the political collision of Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War.”

Spielberg has hired two Oscar-winning actors to star in this film. Daniel Day-Lewis will play President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field will play First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln.

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