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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 [2])

Two hundred years later, the exact cause of Jane Austen’s death at age 41 is still a mystery. (Guardian [3])

USA Today has an interview with Sue Grafton about her new book, U is for Undertow. (USA Today [4])

Oprah talks to Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn about their book Half the Sky, which discusses the oppression of women around the world. (Jezebel [5])

Entertainment Weekly asks if Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is the next Twilight. (EW [6])

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 [7])

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