Sunday, 27 February 2011

Newsy Stuff

Sify News have an excellent article by Peter James the in coming Chair of the CWA on the way in which he wants eliminate the stigma of trash associated with crime fiction and this includes taking on the Booker Prize if need be.

With the result of The Oscars® looming on the horizon, the LA Times has a brilliant article by author Daniel Woodrell who states the film adaptation of his novel Winter’s Bone is faithful to the novel.

According to the Telegraph and the Independent John Le Carré has made a gift of his literary archive to The University of Oxford's Bodleian Library, including a first manuscript for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which reveals how different the book could have been. There is also an article with him in the Independent as well.

Most people know that if you are looking for a genre that looks at the social implications of what is going on around us on a daily basis then one has to look no further than crime fiction especially contemporary crime fiction. Could however, Scandinavian Crime Fiction teach Socialism? This is the topic that is discussed in an article in the Guardian.

Mark Lawson has an interesting article on the return of McKenzie and Genaro in Dennis Lehane’s latest novel Moonlight Mile.

Also in the Guardian, Alison Flood takes a gander at Michael Koryta’s excellent supernatural thriller Cypress House.

Who actually did write the novel "Birds" which was the bases of the superb Alfred Hitchcock film? Chris Fowler writes an interesting article under Invisible Ink: No 66 - Frank Baker and looks at who actually wrote the story on which Alfred Hitchcock’s famous film Birds was set.

Barry Forshaw has a very good article in The Independent on Elmore Leonard and it includes a review of his latest book Djibouti.

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