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Poetry and Film: An Evening with Bidart and Franco (yes, that Franco)
By February 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Poetry and Film: An Evening with Bidart and Franco (yes, that Franco)

On Wednesday, February 19th, Booklist senior editor Donna Seaman, and editorial assistant Courtney Jones went to see poet Frank Bidart and actor James Franco discuss poetry and film at an event during the Chicago Humanities Festival. Here’s what they had to say: Donna says: Lots of literati have been making fun of James Franco’s venture into […]

Book Trailer Thursday: One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

Book Trailer Thursday: One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

I’m abandoning my tireless coverage of James Franco’s frightening march toward world domination to alert you, dear reader, to this triumphant release by a different funny person we like a little more. B.J. Novak writer/ actor of TV’s “The Office” and BTT curator favorite “The Mindy Project”, has released a delightful, clever trailer featuring fellow […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Actors Anonymous

Book Trailer Thursday: Actors Anonymous

While a certain beloved Book Trailer Thursday curator is off getting hitched, I’ve gladly stepped in to provide this important public service announcement: As of Tuesday, October 15th, the actor James Franco unleashed another book onto the world. Donna Seaman penned some gracious words about Actors Anonymous in the Sept. 1 issue of Booklist: “The […]

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Books by Booklist Authors: Lucy's Tricks and Treats

Books by Booklist Authors: Lucy's Tricks and Treats

Congratulations to Books for Youth Senior Editor Ilene Cooper on the release of her latest title in the popular Absolutely Lucy series! The fifth book, Lucy’s Tricks and Treats, is being published this week and follows third-grader and Bobby and his adorable beagle Lucy through a mysterious Halloween season. After new boy Jack arrives, all […]

Some of the Hunger Is Missing from "The Hunger Games"

Some of the Hunger Is Missing from "The Hunger Games"

Warning: Here be spoilers of book and film. Turn back lest ye be spoiled. Seriously. I mean it. I saw the Hunger Games. I didn’t see it twice in the same weekend like I did with Star Trek, because, alas, I’m not quite the nerd I used to be. However, I did take a road […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Guest Post: The Hunger Games
By November 17, 2011 2 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Guest Post: The Hunger Games

So, I’ve been away for a while. Now that Sarah Hunter is doing a fine job taking over the awards beat, I’ve had a little more time to nurse my growing Hunger Games addiction. Annie Bostrom has been kind enough to let me share my rabid anticipation of the film and fill in for this […]

2011 Eisner Award Winners Announced at Comic-Con

2011 Eisner Award Winners Announced at Comic-Con

The best of the best in comics, er…graphic novels for you literary types, were announced at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend. Here’s a sampling of the winners circle: Best Continuing Series Chew, by John Layman and Rob Guillory Best Limited Series Daytripper, by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba Best Publication for Kids Tiny Titans, […]

2011 Locus Award Winners

2011 Locus Award Winners

The 2011 Locus award winners have been announced: Science Fiction Novel Blackout/All Clear, by Connie Willis Fantasy Novel Kraken, by China Miéville First Novel The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, by N.K. Jemisin Young Adult Novel Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi Novella The Lifecycle of Software Objects, by Ted Chiang Anthology Warriors, edited by George R.R. Martin […]

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Awards Round Up: Locus, Christopher, Independent Publisher Awards

Awards Round Up: Locus, Christopher, Independent Publisher Awards

There are five contenders in the Fantasy novel category for the 2011 Locus Awards presented by the  Locus Science Fiction Foundation: Under Heaven, by Guy Gavriel Kay Kraken, by China Miéville Who Fears Death, by Nnedi Okorafor The Fuller Memorandum, by Charles Stross The Sorcerer’s House, by Gene Wolfe Winners in fifteen categories, including science […]

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Writers of the Future Winners

Writers of the Future Winners

Most of the awards we post here on Likely Stories are for book-length works of fiction and nonfiction—and most of the winners are not first-time authors. But there are some contests for beginners, too. The L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future contest is designed to give an early-career boost to aspiring sf authors […]

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