Author News and Book Reports

Dennis Lehane takes Hollywood by storm; Jane Seymour and Traci Lords take readers behind the scenes
Mystery writer Dennis Lehane is no mystery man in Hollywood these days. His novel, Mystic River (William Morrow, 2001), which was widely praised when first published, is now the basis for the movie of the same name, which recently won 2 Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for 6 Academy Awards. His most recent novel, Shutter Island (William Morrow, 2003), was hailed as a 'tour de force' by Publishers Weekly. Also from Tinsel Town, Hollywood Walk of Fame movie star Jane Seymour tells how she survived Hollywood, how her mother survived a concentration camp, and how others, such as Christopher Reeves, have learned to turn adversity into opportunity in her new book, Remarkable Changes (Regan Books, 2003). Also making the jump from the big screen to pulp paper,silver-screen seductress Traci Lords, first discovered by camp movie-maker and Hollywood legend Roger Corman, tells her uncensored story in Traci Lords: Underneath It All (HarperEntertainment, 2003).

Book and Author Headlines

Azar Nafisi cites books of humanities and science as bedrock of democracy and freedom: Bestselling author, Iranian born Azar Nafisi tells why she became an American citizen and what it means to her in her new book 'The Republic of Imagination.'

Mary Gordon, Stuart Dybek, and Russell Banks take a short cut: Mary Gordon, Stuart Dybek, and Russell Banks read their stuff and take a few questions from the audience.

Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana have one at The Last Kind Words Saloon in Miami: Award-winning novelist and co-author Diana Ossana reflect on cowboys, women characters, and over twenty years of writing partnership.

Joyce Carol Oates reads from Lovely, Dark, Deep at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International: Prolific, award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates reads from her Pulitzer Prize nominated collection of short stories, Lovely, Dark, Deep at the Miami Book Fair.

Martin Short stirs his humor with poignancy and empowerment: Canadian-born actor, comedian, singer, producer and now author Martin Short reveals trade secrets and more in his appearance at BookExpo America.

Alan Cumming searches for answers and finds more questions: Alan Cumming tells his family story at BookExpo America 2014 about abuse, identity, and Russian roulette.

Colm Toibin introduces Nora Webster and what it is be an Irish author: Award-winning, bestelling Irish novelist Colm Toibin introduces his heroine, Norah Webster at BookExpo America 2014.

Mona Simpson, Ann Patchett, and Lucinda Franks compare notes on life, lit, and love: Bestselling, award-winning authors Mona Simpson, Ann Patchett, and Lucinda Franks take the stage at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International to talk about their most recent books and compare notes on life, literature, and love.

Maureen McLane reveals her free-ranging poetic vision in her National Book Award Finalist, This Blue: 2014 National Book Award Finalist in Poetry and 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist in Autobiography Maureen McClane reads and talks about six poems from her NBA Finalist, This Blue.

Fanny Howe makes poetry out of paradox in her 2014 National Book Award Finalist, Second Childhood: Prize-winning American poet, novelist, and short story writer Fanny Howe reads from her 2014 National Book Award Finalist in Poetry, Second Childhood.

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