Perusing the papers

Eoin Colfer features in the Irish Times - live from Paris (and the Guardian have a chat with him too)

R.J. Anderson and Saundra Mitchell talk faith and fantasy and Meg Rosoff looks at biography and writing real life characters into fiction.

Frank Cottrell Boyce reviews Louis Sachar’s excellent The Cardturner:

Reading his books is like being hustled in a card game by someone who seems straight-talking and modest but who turns out to be a virtuoso card sharp. So is The Cardturner one big bluff or is he really holding all the trumps? I don’t want to spoil it for you but he does something towards the end of this book that I can’t imagine anyone else even trying to get away with. As Uncle Lester might say, nicely played, Louis.

The Famous Five are pulling their socks up and entering the 21st-century. (Tony Purcell‘s not entirely convinced)

Mary Arrigan reviews a host of recent books this week (and last!)

The Bookseller really like Chris Haughton’s A Bit Lost.

The Puffin PR crew have invented the perfect author profile… except he’s real - introducing Alex Scarrow.

School Library Journal highlights the best of summer reading - including Hope Larson’s Mercury.

Naomi Alderman investigates games with a message -

I’m glad games are tackling such big issues, even awkwardly. Train has moved some players to tears – if that doesn’t make games art I don’t know what does.

Beverly Cleaver’s Ramona and Beezus is hitting cinema screens in the states - this could be great!

The Guardian Science Blog celebrates Maya Lopez (Echo) one of the only successful deaf characters in literatire - and she’s a superhero.

Witching the world - Disney pins all of its hopes on the Harry Potter experience

The information Tyrannosaur recommends 10 iPad apps for Librarians.

The Washington Post reports that Ginsberg’s Howl is as popular as ever.

Bill Murray bears all - including how/why he ended up in Garfield.

Burger King pit Edward and Jacob fans against one and other - whopper!

Patrick Kingsley remembers a slower time.

This years UK Libraries Change Lives Award went to Edinburgh jails library -

Prisoners have a dedicated 45-minute session in the library each week, but can access it at other times. Before the new library opened, only 5% of prisoners used to borrow books – now 50% take books out. And damage to the books has gone down from 80% to zero.

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