The National Book Award-winning story of how a real-life incident inspired Herman Melville to write 'Moby-Dick' is being adapted as a movie by director Ron Howard. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson.
According to reports, a building that's being constructed on Rowling's property has 'a striking resemblance' to the home of 'Potter' character Hagrid, who lived in a hut on the grounds of the magic school Hogwarts in Rowling's novels.
Last month Facebook analyzed a user meme looking at '10 books that have stayed with you.' Now the company's data scientists have done another analysis looking at responses from foreign-language users and have found some different results.
Flanagan took the Man Booker Prize for his book 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North,' while works such as 'All the Light We Cannot See,' by Anthony Doerr and 'Age of Ambition,' by Evan Osnos made the cut for the National Book Award shortlists.