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Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Harris’

Jonathan Maberry: ‘Get your butt in a chair & write.’

Have you ever written a scary story? In honor of the Halloween season, we are interviewing horror writers to learn about the craft of scaring readers. Recently, we spoke with author Jonathan Maberry.

Throughout Maberry’s career, he has won multiple Stoker Awards for his horror work. Last month, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers released the third installment of the Rot & Ruin series, Flesh & Bone.

He has written for Marvel Comics and published multiple novels for both adults and young-adults. As a nonfiction writer, Maberry has examined topics ranging from martial arts to zombie pop culture. Check out the highlights from our interview below…

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Jonathan Demme to Adapt Stephen King’s 11/22/63

Stephen King‘s forthcoming novel, 11/22/63, has already been picked up for film adaptation. Variety reports that Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme has optioned the feature film rights.

Demme will work on the script, produce and direct this project. King has signed on as an executive producer. Ilona Herzberg, who has previously worked with Demme on The Manchurian Candidate film, will also produce.

Here’s more from the article: “Book follows Jake Epping, a 35-year-old high school English teacher from Maine who travels back in time to try to prevent President John F. Kennedy‘s assassination … [the director] helmed adaptations of Richard Condon‘s The Manchurian Candidate, Toni Morrison‘s Beloved and, most notably, Thomas HarrisThe Silence of the Lambs, for which Demme won an Oscar.” (via Publishers Lunch)

David Foster Wallace Archive Open for Research

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The David Foster Wallace Archive is now open for research at the Harry Ransom Center. Above, we’ve embedded two annotated pages from David Foster Wallace‘s battered teaching copy of Thomas Harris‘s bestselling novel, The Silence of the Lambs–an image courtesy of the Harry Ransom Center.

Here’s more from the Center: “The collection is made up of 34 boxes and is divided into three main sections: works, personal and career-related materials and copies of works by Don DeLillo. The works section covers the period between 1984 and 2006 and includes material related to Wallace’s novels, short stories, essays and magazine articles. The personal and career materials section covers 1971 through 2008 and includes juvenilia, teaching materials and business correspondence.”

The David Foster Wallace archive at contains 300 books, titles ranging from a well-loved copy of C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to a heavily annotated paperback of Stephen King‘s Carrie.

We’ve included a few screen shots below from this enormous collection of well-loved books, courtesy of the Harry Ransom Center.

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‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Leads NPR List of Top 100 Thrillers

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Counting more than 100,000 votes, NPR Books has assembled a list of Killer Thrillers, readers’ picks for the top 100 thrillers of all time.

Surprisingly, recent bestsellers like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson and The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown were topped by a serial killer classic. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris took first place on the thriller list.

Here’s more from the site: “Who is the NPR audience’s favorite thriller writer? It’s the King, of course — Stephen King, who landed six titles in the top 100. Lee Child comes next, with four winning books. And, at three titles each, Michael Crichton, Dennis Lehane and Stieg Larsson tie for third.”