Who was your favorite children’s book author when you were a kid? What about their books captivated you? Was it the morals you learned, the friends you found in the characters, or the rich illustrations that made the words on the page come to life? 511 more words
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Matt Haig the author of The Humans, described by the Independent as “Extraordinary”, will be chair judge for the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize.
Haig’s first novel The Last Family in England, about a pet dog Prince’s view of the secrets and dangers of family life, is being made into a film by Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B/Paramount. 228 more words
Yesterday, the Nobel Prize-winning California-born author John Steinbeck had his work celebrated with an interactive 112th birthday Google Doodle.
Doodler Mike Dutton originally wanted the entire Doodle to only depict his favourite book Travels with Charley, an account of the writer and his French poodle Charley’s travels across his native land in a pick-up truck. 292 more words
The Off the Map competition, organized by Crytek, the British Library, and Nottingham Trent University’s annual GameCity festival, is asking degree-level computer programmers and game designers from all over the UK to create videogame-based entries inspired by the British Library’s Gothic horror collections. 261 more words