On The Books: Debating New 'Gone Girl' Ending; Twitter Fiction Festival

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We’re all anticipating the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. Given the online speculation about the movie’s possible plot tweaks, one newspaper asks: What popular books could benefit from a different ending?  [The Guardian]

The next generation of writing is here – whether you like it or not. The second annual Twitter Fiction Festival has been announced for March 12-16, and this year, the popular social networking site is teaming up with both Penguin Random House and Association of American Publishers in order to expand promotion. [ArtsBeat]

It seems just about anyone can get published these days – including those who are currently serving life in prison for murder. And that’s exactly what happened when Alaric Hunt submitted a manuscript to a detective novel writing contest—and won. His novel, Cuts Through The Bone, debuted last year to mixed reviews. [NY Times]

And some cool historical news for those of you who, like me, enjoy random knowledge that you could bring to a trivia tournament and impress all of your friends: Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, two classic noir fiction masters, met in person for the first (and only time) 78 years ago today. [LA Times]

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