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Viking/Penguin author Elizabeth Gilbert will be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for two full episodes of OWN’s Super Soul Sunday! The first show will air this Sunday, October 5, and will center on lessons Gilbert learned from her year long quest around the world in Eat, Pray, Love. Her latest novel The Signature of All Things will also be mentioned in the episode. The second show will air the following Sunday, October 12, and will be more personal, delving into what Gilbert’s life has been like since EAT, PRAY, LOVE and featuring stories from her follow-up memoir, Committed. Gilbert is halfway through Oprah’s “The Life You Want Tour,” which is on a brief hiatus, but picks up again from October 18 through November 15 in Houston, Miami, Seattle and San Jose. The first promotional trailer for the show is here. elizabeth-gilbert-oprah
If I Stay, the New York Times bestselling novel by award-winning author Gayle Forman, will soon be a major motion picture from Warner Bros. The film adaptation of the critically-acclaimed novel, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, and Jamie Blackley, will be released in theaters on August 22, 2014 (watch the official trailer here). If I Stay is the emotionally arresting story of seventeen-year-old Mia as she walks the line between life and death in the twenty-four hours after a catastrophic car accident. The paperback movie tie-in edition was released on July 8, and features interviews conducted between the author and Chloë Grace Moretz, who plays Mia in the movie, and Jamie Blackley, who stars as Mia's boyfriend, Adam. Read an exclusive excerpt of the interviews here, and find more information about the movie online at ifistaymovie.com.  
Deadline.com reported on Monday that The Weinstein Company announced a $12 million deal for the movie adaptation of A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, which G. P. Putnam’s Sons is publishing next month.  The deal was confirmed at the Cannes Film Festival this week, following a rights battle between The Weinstein Company and Fox Searchlight.  Lion, the working movie title, will be directed by Garth Davis (Top of the Lake), and produced by Academy Award winning producers Ian Canning and Emile Sherman (The King’s Speech). A Long Way Home tells the story of Saroo Brierley, who was separated from his brother at a railway station in India at age 5.  They were scavenging for food when he got lost, and Saroo boarded a train that took him far from home and he wound up on the streets of Calcutta.  After a harrowing survival, he was rescued and adopted by a family in Australia.  26 years later, he used Google Maps to track familiar locations in India and found his way home to reunite with his birth mother.
9780143127277HActor Chris O’Dowd, who is starring with James Franco in the current Broadway play based on John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men novel, recently took a “selfie” as he held the Penguin Classics Broadway tie-in edition of the book, then posted the photo on Instagram with the following comment: “I’m in the cover of one of my favourite books of all time #NotWorthy #Steinbeck.”
In anticipation of the June 5 movie release of  The Fault in Our Stars, based on John Green’s #1 bestselling novel, 20th Century Fox launched a “Demand the Stars” tour last week with four events in Miami, FL; Cleveland, OH; Nashville, TN; and Dallas, TX. With crowds ranging from 2,000 to 5,000 in each market, the tour was a fantastic success.  Featuring  John Green and cast from The Fault in Our Stars film, each event included an exclusive 10-minute featurette with clips from the movie, cast interviews, and a behind-the-scenes peek at the filming. The clip was followed by a 30-minute Q&A with Green and actors Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff. The tour made the front page of The Cleveland Plain Dealer with one fan quoted as saying, “Mom, as long as I’m in the same room and breathing the same air as John Green, I don’t care.” Tumblr “meet and greets” after the event allowed select winners to get posters and books signed by John and the cast, as well as a photo opportunity. These more intimate gatherings allowed for moments such as this one in Dallas. The Nashville tour was featured in this week’s PW Daily and a red carpet at each stop ensured extensive local and national coverage. To get a sense of things from John Green’s perspective, watch his video here.
Tuesday morning,  NBC’s Today Show announced John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars (Dutton Children’s Books, 1/10/12; Speak, 4/8/14) as its May Book Club Pick.  Green sat down with Today host Willie Geist for a one-on-one interview, in which he talks about why he wrote the book, his involvement with the film, and the actors who were chosen to play his characters. The month-long Today promotion will include giveaways, and outreach with trivia questions on Today’s social media platforms, culminating in a Google Hangout on June 2 from the New York premiere of The Fault in Our Stars on the red carpet with Green and cast members. In other John Green news, BuzzFeed visited the Amsterdam set of The Fault in Our Stars  film for their feature interview with Green. The piece gives an overview of his involvement with the movie, online career and backlist, as well as mentioning This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl (Dutton Children’s Books, 1/28). Click here to read more. John also wrote an essay for the June issue of Cosmopolitan entitled “Can You Get Too Old for YA Novels?”  Read the piece here. Watch The Fault in Our Stars video
The world is full of people telling you how to live your life. Sometimes the advice-givers fall ever-so-slightly short themselves. Don’t miss the trailer for author Zac Bissonnette’s Good Advice from Bad People. The paperback edition of his New York Times bestseller hit stores this week.
#1 New York Times-bestselling Dutton Children’s Books author John Green attended the TIME 100 gala at New York’s Lincon Center on Tuesday night as one of the year’s 100 most influential people recognized by the magazine.  Green conducted a number of interviews on the event’s red carpet, including one with Vulture, in which he talked about recently watching a screening of The Fault in Our Stars film:  “I watched the movie for the first time with my wife, and I was very nervous, because I didn’t know if I was going to like it or not. My wife actually cried much more at the movie than she did the book! But I was deeply, deeply moved. And I was really overwhelmed. I laughed and cried a lot.”    The new edition of Entertainment Weekly that hits newsstands on Friday devotes its cover and a 9-page feature to The Fault in Our Stars, including interviews with Green and producer Wyck Godfrey as well as cast members Ansel Elgort, Shailene Woodley, and Nat Wolff.  The 20th Century Fox film opens nationwide on June 6 and the just-released full The Fault in Our Stars trailer can be viewed here.
Little Onion is headed for the big screen! Deadline.com announced last week that Riverhead author James McBride will produce the screen adaptation of his National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird with actors Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan, The Manchurian Candidate) and Jaden Smith (The Karate Kid remake) set to star. The film will tell the story of young slave Henry “Onion” Shackleford’s (Smith) travels with infamous radical abolitionist John Brown (Schreiber). Schreiber will produce the film alongside McBride and Brian Taylor, with whom McBride is producing an FX miniseries based on another McBride novel, Song Yet SungUSA Today, Vulture, New York Daily News, and many other print and online outlets also reported the film news.
To celebrate the film adaptation of his Dutton/Plume novel, This is Where I Leave You, Jonathan Tropper is going back to where it all started – Book Expo America. That’s where Tropper launched this novel in 2009, so it’s only fitting that he would return as part of a star-studded panel at BEA about the film adaptation of  This is Where I Leave You, along with actress/writer Tina Fey, actor Jason Bateman, and director Shawn Levy.  The hour-long BookCon kick-off event will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican and take place on May 30 at the Javits Center’s Special Events Hall. Tickets will be available to BookCon and BEA attendees for an additional $10.  ReedPOP will also offer tickets as part of a BookCon VIP package, which will include a signed copy of This Is Where I Leave You and “First Access” seating to BookCon events.