According to an exclusive report by The Hollywood Reporter, The Name of the Wind sparks a heated bidding war. The report:
Warner Bros., MGM and Lionsgate are among a group of studios locked in a heated bidding war for Patrick Rothfuss' mega-best-selling fantasy novel The Name of the Wind, book one in The Kingkiller Chronicle series.Read more >
Nearly every studio — also including Fox and Universal — is interested in the book, and the pool of suitors is expected to expand. The Name of the Wind centers on Kvothe, a magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.
But unlike most literary bidding wars, The Name of the Wind will see top brass from each studio descend on Comic-Con in San Diego this week to court R…
Great news! The companion tale The Lightning Tree, published in the anthology Rogues last year and featuring Bast, is a finalist for the 2015 Locus Award for Best Novella.
The announcement by Locus:
- The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2015 Locus Awards.
- Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 26-28, 2015; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include author readings with Willis and Daryl Gregory; a kickoff Clarion West party honoring first week instructor Andy Duncan, Clarion West supporters, awards weekend ticket holders, and special guests; panels with leading authors; an autograph session with books available for…