New Zealand literature is art! The New Zealand Book Council has commissioned an extremely cool clip of Going West by Maurice Gee coming to life. Here it is (we like):
Huh. Cassandra Clare is doing what librarians don’t like*, and miraculously turning her trilogy into a series (something that’s hot right now – see Christopher Paolini, Philip Reeve, Malorie Blackman to name three). The Mortal Instruments trilogy is expecting an addition, with City of Fallen Angels to be published in 2011. In the mean time (next year) expect the first in the Infernal Devices series, The Clockwork Angel. ID is a companion series to MI, companions also being hot in young adult literature. MI is also being made into a movie.
Megan Whalen Turner, one of my favourite writers, was interviewed by HipWriterMama recently and has some interesting things to say about short story writing [aside: don' t forget the 2009 Short Short Story Competition!]. A Conspiracy of Kings is due out in April next year.
Fan of Wings by Aprilynne Pike? You might be interested to read the original, deleted opening scene of the novel, which you can do here.
Stephenie Meyer has been transformed into a graphic novel: yes it’s true (and here’s a review). Reaction has been mixed (I mean, whose life is really and truly interesting enough to turn into a graphic novel? It’s hard to compete with Peter Parker and Clark Kent and all, plus her name doesn’t alliterate.)
On the subject, want to know what one of the world’s premiere movie reviewers thought of New Moon? Read Roger Ebert’s review here (warning: some content may offend some Twilight fans). Still on the subject, Eclipse is basically only 8 months away, with a release date of July 2010 being bandied about.
* it messes up catalogue records, since trilogies don’t have four parts.