Items Tagged With adaptations

Ampersand Extra: Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Writers

Posted 4.15.15

Benjamin Percy, the author of five books, including the novel The Dead Lands, published in April by Grand Central Publishing, wrote and recorded this literary rendition of the Ed Bruce song "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys," which was popularized in 1978 by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.


Going Hollywood: The Business of Film Adaptations

by Michael Bourne

The Practical Writer

Posted 2.6.15

Michael Bourne

Though the process can seem arduous due to financing scrambles, creative compromises, production delays, and any number of countless obstacles, the successful adaptation of a literary novel into a film can be one of the most rewarding experiences in an author’s career.


Too Young to Marry but Not Too Young to Die

Posted 12.16.14

Ben Arthur's seventh album, Call and Response, to be released next spring, is a collection of "answer songs," each responding to another artist's work. Some respond to songs—for instance, the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" or Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City—while others answer short stories.


German Authors Join Amazon Protest, the Neuroscience of Distraction, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.18.14

Audrey Niffenegger slams Amazon; Louise Erdrich wins Dayton distinguished achievement award; the science of typos; and other news.