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THE COLOR PURPLE Musical Film Adaptation In The Works: Today In Books

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The Color Purple Is Getting A New Musical Adaptation

Alice Walker‘s novel is getting another film adaptation following its 2015 Broadway revival success. And it looks like the producers from the original play and revival (Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, Scott Sanders) plus Stephen Spielberg (who adapted the 1985 film version) are all joining together for this one. That’s a lot of producing star power!

The 2018 World Fantasy Award Winners Announced

While Charles de Lint and Elizabeth Wollheim were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards, awards were also handed out for various categories including novel, short fiction, long fiction, anthology… Congrats to all the winners! And muppet arms for former Rioters Justina Ireland and Troy L. Wiggins for their FIYAH Literary Magazine award.

Haruki Murakami Creating Archive At Alma Mater

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami is planning on creating an archive at Waseda University “that will include drafts of his best-selling novels, his translation work and his massive collection of music, a personal passion that has been a key part of his stories.” Who else is wondering how much flights to Japan are?