Dave Callanan
Omnivoracious Editor
Dave Callanan is a full-contact reader. A quick glance at him immersed in a book will always reveal the title's genre. He grins broadly with comedies, furrows his brow at dramas, and nervously bites his lip during thrillers. It's no surprise that even on a crowded bus, the seat next to Dave is rarely taken.

Recent posts by Dave

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Matt Warshaw and The History of Surfing

If David McCullough surfed, he'd likely be Matt Warshaw. As the author of bestselling titles like The Encyclopedia of Surfing and Maverick's, Warshaw has secured a devoted following thanks to in-depth explorations of surfing's past and present. He approaches topics with a ferocity that leaves no stone unturned and a...

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What's Next for The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind?

With the paperback edition of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (one of our top 10 books of 2009) hitting shelves today, we checked in with author/inventor/dynamo William Kamkwamba to see where his inspiring journey has taken him over the last eight months. Not surprisingly, he provided a staggering list...

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Talkin' Vampires: Eschewing appearances on mainstream outlets, Stephenie Meyer is opting for a grassroots approach to promote the upcoming film adaptation of Eclipse. The mega-bestselling author literally picked the names of four Twilight fan sites out of a hat and invited them to a "fan-centric mini-junket." "I feel like all...

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California's Dreaming: A federal court will once again review the case against Swedish author Fredrik Colting (a.k.a. J. D. California) and his purported "sequel" to J.D. Salinger's classic, The Catcher in the Rye. Friday, the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to the federal court to...

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History on Display: In honor of their 50th anniversary, Amsterdam's Anne Frank House museum has announced that a nearly-complete collection of Anne Frank's famous diary is now available for public viewing. Now on display are the three parts of the diary, a book of short stories she wrote called "Tales...

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That's Some Serious Kronor: Belgian children's author and illustrator Kitty Crowther has won the 2010 Astrid Lindgren Memorial award. "She's a traditional storyteller," said Larry Lempert, who heads the jury, adding "it's her way of telling that takes people between imagination and reality." Lempert described Crowther as first and foremost...

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Note: Today's Daily News is going all-Irish in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Grisham Goes Digital: John Grisham isn't Irish, but did you know his last name is derived from a French word meaning "the green?" He also chose St. Patrick's Day Eve to announce his e-book holdout is over....

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Omni Daily Crush: Discussing "Citizens of London" with Lynne Olson

I'll show some restraint and avoid a Best of 2010 discussion less than 90 days into the year, but Lynne Olson's Citizens of London still has me buzzing weeks after finishing it. Admittedly, the subject matter is right in my wheelhouse (I'm a big fan of World War II histories),...

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The Real Doc Ford: Author Randy Wayne White broke bread with the Boston Globe this week at Doc Ford’s Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille, a real-life restaurant crafted in the spirit of his bestselling Doc Ford series. "While White describes himself as a silent partner, his influence...is evident, from the...

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Spy Games: Mosab Yousef, the son of a Hamas founder, reveals in an upcoming memoir that he served as a top Israeli informant for over ten years and helped prevent dozens of terror attacks against Israel. Yousef, dubbed "the Green Prince" by his handlers, told [Israel's] Haaretz daily that he...

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