On The Books: Martin Scorsese to bring New York Review of Books doc to screen

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It’s been revealed that Martin Scorsese, alongside David Tedeschi, is working on a documentary about the New York Review of Books. We’re excited, but we’re wondering — will it be three hours long? [Variety]

Nathan Filer, a mental health nurse, has won the 2013 Costa Book Award for his debut novel The Shock of the Fall, beating out four other contenders including previous winner Kate Atkinson, who was largely considered the favorite. The Costa Award, which is among the most prestigious in the UK, is unique as it picks from five already awarded categories (novel, first novel, biography, children’s and poetry) for a top prize. Filer, who worked in psychiatric wards for more than a decade, centered his novel on a young boy’s descent into schizophrenia and grief following his brother’s death. [The Guardian]

Swedish author Henning Mankell, best known for his series of detective novels featuring the character of Kurt Wallander, has revealed that he has cancer — and that he plans to chronicle his journey through a newspaper column. “I have decided to write it just as it is, about the difficult battle it always is. But I will write from the perspective of life, not death,” he said in a newspaper article that delivered the news. [The Guardian]

Which book reader species are you? That’s the question that Laura E. Kelley is asking via an infographic she created which explores different clarifications of readers. Check it out here and take a look – what do you classify as? (Personally, I’m a Situational Comfort Reader.)

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