(USA TODAY) Here's a look at what's buzzing in the book world today:
Rowling is back:On Thursday's edition of USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list, J.K. Rowling will be No. 1 yet again, this time under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith. USA TODAY's Bob Minzesheimer and Jocelyn McClurginterview booksellersabout getting their hands onThe Cuckoo's Calling(read the review), and why e-books have had an advantage. AtThe Guardian, Rowling explainshow Robert Galbraith came to beand why she went undercover, andThe Telegraphshares that Rowling has alreadywritten a sequel to the book, and that she received TV offers and other praise before her cover was blown.
Graphic book 'club':Fans of Chuck Palahniuk can rejoice. The author confirmed that he iswriting a sequel to his 1996 cult hitFight Club, in serialized graphic novel form. "It will likely be a series of books that update the story ten years after the seeming end of Tyler Durden," Palahniuk writes. He adds that the project will be "dark and messy," and could launch earlier than 2015.
'Flowers' for Lifetime:It's not ripped from the headlines, but Lifetime's newest project is stirring up a lot of buzz on its own.Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn will star in the TV movie adaptation of V.C. Andrews' 1979 novelFlowers in the Attic, which is about four siblings who are locked in an attic by their grandmother (and includes incest and rape).
Hawking memoir:Stephen Hawking's memoir,My Brief History, will be released on Sept. 10 by Bantam. Thanks to "technological developments," it's the first book Hawking will have written completely on his own.
British book titans:As the world was celebrating the royal baby on Monday, British literary titansMartin Amis, Ian McEwan and Salman Rushdieconvened in New York for a rare reading and discussion.
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