David Baldacci is best known for his high-stakes political thrillers, but the #1 New York Times bestselling author has also had a busy year as the editor of this year’s acclaimed ITW anthology, FaceOff, and as one of the highest-profile writers caught in the Amazon/Hachette negotiating feud. Read the interview here.
Taking their cue from the Surrealist parlor game, 15 renowned authors take turns contributing to an original short story.
“Wish You Well,” the movie based on author David Baldacci’s bestselling novel of the same title, will be celebrated with special screenings on October 17 and 19 in Blacksburg, Virginia, near where it was filmed. Read more here.
Children’s books were front and center at this year’s “Discovery” conference held in Crystal City, Va., September 19–21. Booksellers had a chance to meet children’s authors, ranging from Marla Frazee (The Farmer and the Clown, S&S/Beach Lane) to David Baldacci (The Finisher, Scholastic Press) and A.S. King (Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, Little, Brown) at breakfasts and dinners throughout the weekend. Read more here.
The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association held its annual Fall Conference in Arlington, Va., this past weekend, welcoming 166 booksellers and more than 250 authors and publishers, including David Baldacci, who spoke at the author breakfast. Said Baldacci to the booksellers, “If the book industry has a heart, and I think it does, you’re it.” Read more here.
Emma Frost, who created the Emmy-nominated miniseries The White Queen, has been tapped to adapt The Finisher, Columbia Pictures’ adaptation of the YA book by David Baldacci. Read more here.
“The Finisher is a fantastical, awe-inspiring, action-packed adventure that will pull the reader into Vega Jane’s Wormwood and hold him, captivated, enthralled and experiencing a range of emotions that surely will have him hooked, like a greedy fish on a line.” Read the full review here.
Ellington (CT) Middle School book blogger Daniel J. writes, “Read The Finisher by David Baldacci because out of all the books in the world, this is the best.”
Author David Baldacci’s books have sold more than 110 million copies worldwide. Now he turns his gifted and charmed pen to writing for young people, with his first fantasy young adult novel titled The Finisher. Read more and listen to the Bob Edwards Weekend show here.
Thriller writer David Baldacci talks with Chapter 16 about his new young-adult novel, journeys of heroic proportions, and reading as a synonym for thinking.