“Justified” showrunner Graham Yost became friendly with author Elmore Leonard during the development of the FX drama derived from Leonard’s novella “Fire in the Hole.” Yost remembered Leonard, who…
National Book Award
Tom Hanks is set star in the film adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel “Hologram For the King” with his “Cloud Atlas”director Tom Tykwer helming. X Filme Creative Pool producers Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott…
“Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher,” a book by Timothy Egan about the quest of photog Edward Curtis to document Native American tribes in the early 20th century, has nabbed the Chautauqua Prize…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Bruno Barreto's intimate, affecting, somewhat lumpily paced biopic focuses chiefly on poet Elizabeth Bishop's 15-year lesbian relationship with headstrong Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.
Stanley Karnow, the award-winning author and journalist who wrote a definitive book about the Vietnam War, worked on an accompanying documentary and later won a Pulitzer for a history of the…
Patti Smith is experiencing a period of vigorous reexamination by the general public.
River Road Entertainment has acquired feature rights to Greg Grandin's "Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City."
Maven Pictures' Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray have come onboard to produce the screen adaptation of Colum McCann's ballet story "Dancer."
Frequently dubbed the "Godmother of punk," 64-year-old rocker-poet-visual artist Patti Smith's ground-breaking style and unflagging integrity have garnered her numerous admirers ranging from R.E.M.'s…
Fox Searchlight has set Marc Webb to direct "The Spectacular Now," a coming-of-age dramedy based on Tim Tharp's book. The project will reunite the helmer with "500 Days of Summer" scribes Scott…
Ken Kalfus, whose short story "Night and Day You Are the One" was recently bought by Universal, is on the shortlist for the National Book Awards.