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4 items from 2013

Writers and critics on the best books of 2013

23 November 2013 1:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Hilary Mantel, Jonathan Franzen, Mohsin Hamid, Ruth Rendell, Tom Stoppard, Malcolm Gladwell, Eleanor Catton and many more recommend the books that impressed them this year

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw (Fourth Estate) is a brilliant, sprawling, layered and unsentimental portrayal of contemporary China. It made me think and laugh. I also love Dave Eggers' The Circle (Hamish Hamilton), which is a sharp-eyed and funny satire about the obsession with "sharing" our lives through technology. It's convincing and a little creepy.

William Boyd

By strange coincidence two of the most intriguing art books I read this year had the word "Breakfast" in their titles. They were Breakfast with Lucian by Geordie Greig (Jonathan Cape) and Breakfast at Sotheby's by Philip Hook (Particular). Greig's fascinating, intimate biography of Lucian Freud was a revelation. Every question I had about Freud – from the aesthetic to the intrusively gossipy – was »

- Hilary Mantel, Jonathan Franzen, Mohsin Hamid, Tom Stoppard, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, William Boyd, Bill Bryson, Shami Chakrabarti, Sarah Churchwell, Antonia Fraser, Mark Haddon, Robert Harris, Max Hastings, Philip Hensher, Simon Hoggart, AM Homes, John Lanchester, Mark Lawson, Robert Macfarlane, Andrew Motion, Ian Rankin, Lionel Shriver, Helen Simpson, Colm Tóibín, Richard Ford, John Gray, David Kynaston, Penelope Lively, Pankaj Mishra, Blake Morrison, Susie Orbach

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John F Kennedy assassination: 50 years of conspiracy in fiction and film

1 November 2013 5:10 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The assassination of JFK and the conspiracy theories that followed have proved irresistible to writers and artists, from Oliver Stone to Stephen King

Mark Lawson on the 10 best books inspired by JFK

The grassy knoll. The book depository. Any further description of the location is superfluous. We know where we are, and when. Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas on 22 November 1963: the scene of the assassination of President John F Kennedy. History assumes mythic proportions when its very familiarity requires no further explanation or scene-setting; when it provides instead a well-signposted point of departure for artistic creativity. The matter of Dallas has been as resonant in the fiction and film of the past half century as the story of the  Trojan war was in the literature of classical antiquity. Only Hitler and the Nazis rival its influence on the modern imagination.

Yet the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination will not be marked by consensus. »

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"Saints" Helmer Flies To "Yellow Birds"

10 September 2013 6:24 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Ain't Them Bodies Saints" filmmaker David Lowery has done a deal to write and direct "The Yellow Birds" for the newly formed Story Mining & Supply Co. production company.

Based on Kevin Powers' National Book Award Finalist novel, the story details the experiences of a young American solider during the American-led war in Iraq, in particular what happens following the death of his friend in the Nineveh province in 2004.

Jeffrey Sharp and Jim Kohlberg will produce. The company is the same one behind Ron Moore's upcoming TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" novel series.

They are also developing adaptations of the Charles McCarry spy novel series, Wallace Stegner's "Angle Of Repose" and J. Robert Janes' "Mayhem".

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Jim Kohlberg, Jeff Sharp Launch Story Mining & Supply Co; Tap David Lowery For ‘The Yellow Birds’

7 September 2013 9:20 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Producer and publisher Jeffrey Sharp has teamed with writer/director and financier Jim Kohlberg to launch Story Mining & Supply Co, an La-based production company that starts with development and overhead funding. They will acquire and develop for multiple platforms but especially features and TV. Kohlberg is chairman, Sharp president and CEO. The company gets started with an acquisition of Kevin Powers’ National Book Award Finalist novel The Yellow Birds, with a deal for David Lowery to write and direct it. Lowery is coming off Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. On the TV side, the company is producing the Outlander series with exec producer/writer Ron Moore, based on the Diana Gabaldon novel. The Yellow Birds is informed by Powers’ experiences as an Army machine gunner in Iraq. Sharp and Kohlberg have hired as production president Evan Hayes, who spent a decade at Working Title, most recently as senior vice president. »


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