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New Stephenie Meyer (Sort of):  While there isn’t any news on another volume in the bestselling Twilight series, Entertainment Weekly reveals that in addition to the August 4 special edition of Breaking Dawn, there's also a book tie-in, The Twilight Saga Journals--available October 13. [Entertainment Weekly

Film Rights Bought for Breakout Zombie Thrillah: Film rights have for Carrie Ryan's YA novel The Forest of Hands and Teeth have been snapped up by Seven Star Pictures.  Publishers Weekly is reporting that "the project [is] for an-as-yet-unnamed A-list starlet."  Could it be Kristen Stewart (who is starring in the production company's soon-to-be released "K-11?"  Check out author Scott Westerfield's glowing guest review for this breakout YA book, as well as our Q&A with rising star Carrie Ryan. [Publishers Weekly]

A Rundown of the PEN Awards:  In case you hadn't heard, the PEN American Center announced its 2009 Literary AwardsCormac McCarthy, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Road, has been named as the second annual recipient of the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction. Natasha Wimmer,  who transformed the Roberto Bolaño novel 2666 into English, has won this year's PEN Translation Prize.  Nonfiction honors went to Steve Coll for The Bin Ladens. And, debut short story writer Donald Ray Pollack won the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers for Knockemstiff.  Our own Jon Foro--in an uncharacteristic display of hyperbole--called this collection "astonishing" in his early review. [PEN Amercian Center]

--Lauren

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