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Roman Polanski Pens Foreword to Book on Sharon Tate

sharontateFilmmaker Roman Polanski has written the foreword to a book about Sharon Tate.

The New York Post has more: “‘Even after 40 years, it is difficult to write about Sharon,’ Polanski writes of his former wife, murdered in 1969 by the Charles Manson family, in a foreword dated Oct. 16, 2013. ‘It is impossible, of course, to imagine what might have been if Sharon had lived. But this book allows me to remember what was.’”

Tate’s sister Debra Tate  wrote the new book Sharon Tate: Recollection, which comes out from Running Press on June 10th. The book also includes: childhood photos from the Tate family album, as well as essays written by Jane Fonda, Kelly Osbourne, Bert Stern and Michelle Phillips, among others.

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Paul Auster and Salman Rushdie Sign Roman Polanski Release Petition

ransomnotes.jpgAs we close out another Monday, here are some news briefs from the literary blogosphere…

Barnes & Noble has launched a new mystery blog entitled Ransom Notes, featuring posts by Anne Perry, John Sandford, Louise Penny, and Robert Crais.

International authors sign a petition supporting the release of Roman Polanski, including Bernard-Henri Levy, Salman Rushdie and Paul Auster. A petition excerpt: “Seventy-six years old, a survivor of Nazism and of Stalinist persecutions in Poland, Roman Polanski risks spending the rest of his life in jail for deeds which would be beyond the statute-of-limitations in Europe.”

The Book Bench features an upcoming short film based on an Elmore Leonard story, directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt from 3rd Rock from the Sun.

The Rumpus publishes a timely essay: “A Short, Personal History of Small, Independent Publishing (1995-2009).”