Friday News Roundup, November 20, 2009

Holidays on Ice

Here are some book related stories that have been in the news this week:

How did I not know that The Santaland Diaries has been turned into a one-man show? It gets even better – Crumpet the Elf is being played by Nicholas Brendon (Xander on Buffy). If I lived in Los Angeles, I would totally go see this. (Broadway World)

Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin won the 2009 National Book Award for fiction. (National Book Foundation)

Author, blogger, and call girl Belle de Jour has revealed her true identity. She is Dr. Brooke Magnanti, a specialist in developmental neurotoxicology and cancer epidemiology at the Bristol Initiative for Research of Child Health. (Times Online)

Borders is holding a holiday book drive to benefit needy children. (CNN)

When asked about writing a fifth Twilight book, Stephenie Meyer didn’t completely rule out the possibility. (EW)

In other Stephenie Meyer news, during her interview on Oprah she said she’s currently reading Everything Matters by Ron Currie. (EarlyWord)

Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Historian, talks about her new book, The Swan Thieves. (BookPage)

Parents trying to get their boys to love reading will appreciate this list of “50 Best Books For Boys and Young Men.” (Art of Manliness)

The New Oxford American Dictionary’s word of 2009 is “unfriend.” Thank you, facebook. (Oxford University Press)

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