Friday News Roundup, December 4, 2009

Beautiful Creatures

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

NPR talks to Neil Gaiman and David Sedaris about audiobooks. (NPR)

Two hundred years later, the exact cause of Jane Austen’s death at age 41 is still a mystery. (Guardian)

USA Today has an interview with Sue Grafton about her new book, U is for Undertow. (USA Today)

Oprah talks to Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn about their book Half the Sky, which discusses the oppression of women around the world. (Jezebel)

Entertainment Weekly asks if Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is the next Twilight. (EW)

The success of Twilight has inspired new movie versions of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. Ed Westwick from Gossip Girl will star as Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights. (Guardian)

The top 5 books on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List:
I, ALEX CROSS, by James Patterson
UNDER THE DOME, by Stephen King
THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown
FORD COUNTY, by John Grisham
THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett

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