What’s J.K. Rowling’s next project? Who are the chosen ones for the National Book Foundation’s annual 5 Under 35 awards? Is Lance Armstrong really going to lie in his memoir?
Read on for all of today’s books headlines:
Good news, Potterheads: The wizarding world’s making another appearance on the big screen in a script penned by J.K. Rowling. [EW]
A federal judge ruled that Lance Armstrong can lie in his memoirs. Wait, what? [Washington Post]
The National Book Foundation announced its 5 Under 35 winners, who all happen to be women. Each receives $1,000, and the honorees were chosen by authors including Junot Diaz and Jesmyn Ward. [National Book Foundation]
Speaking of Jesmyn Ward, Guernica Mag has an excerpt from her memoir, Men We Reaped, about her brother, who was killed by a drunk driver. [Guernica Mag]
Twenty-one years ago, moose hunters found Christopher McCandless’s body. Today, Jon Krakauer – author of Into the Wild, the book about McCandless’s life – explains McCandless died by eating poisonous seeds. [The New Yorker]
Richard Blanco, the writer behind “One Today,” one of President Obama’s second inaugural poems, will be publishing a memoir due in November. [LA Times]
In more memoir-writing news, comedian and actor Artie Lange announced today his plans to release a memoir, Crash and Burn, about his battle with heroin and alcohol addiction. ”I am so thrilled to be publishing this book,” Lange said in a press release. “It just feels right. Staying clean and sober for a long period of time will save my life. I feel that having a lot of money will help that, so please buy this book and save a life.” The book, published by Touchstone, will be released on October 29.