Best-selling authors and literacy advocates David Baldacci and James Patterson are the featured speakers at the 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards, a new program originated and sponsored by philanthropist David M. Rubenstein. The event will be held on Monday, November 4, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Read more here.
People taking part in reading “Wish You Well,” this year’s book selection for the Roanoke Valley Reads community reading project, got a chance to hear from the writer himself Thursday night and learn about local efforts of his literacy foundation. Read more here.
Wish You Well – the independent film adaptation of David’s eponymous novel – will premiere at the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis on October 19th. The film stars Academy Award-winner Ellen Burstyn, Josh Lucas and Mackenzie Foy, along with Ned Bellamy, Laura Fraser, JP Vanderloo, Alano Miller and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick.
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Sony has acquired feature rights to bestselling author David Baldacci’s fantasy novel, “The Finisher,” with Matt Tolmach set to produce the project. Read more here.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has optioned film rights to David Baldacci’s upcoming fantasy novel “The Finisher.” Read more here.
UKTV, the multichannel network operator owned by BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, has inked a deal with CBS Studios International for U.S. crime drama King & Maxwell. Read more here.
Bestselling author David Baldacci has signed with Scholastic Press for his first standalone children’s book, a fantasy novel called THE FINISHER. Read the full article here. Read Scholastic’s press release here.
In a new episode of Google Play’s Favorite Things, David shares his thoughts on one of his favorite books: Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood.
Edward Snowden’s release of classified information, search for asylum and avoidance of extradition to the U.S. seem to be straight out of a movie plot. Audie Cornish speaks with best-selling author David Baldacci for his take on scripting Edward Snowden, the movie. Listen to the story here.
Twenty-three of the country’s top thriller writers will combine their talents in FACE OFF, an anthology announced Tuesday by Simon & Schuster and scheduled to come out in summer 2014. David Baldacci will edit the collection. Read more here.