2 Big Names Make Unusual Headlines in Book World

Those names being Quentin Tarantino and Bret Easton Ellis
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2020 12:16 PM CST
Usually, Book Comes Before the Movie. Not This Time
Quentin Tarantino arrives at the 31st annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Jan. 2, 2020, in Palm Springs, Calif.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Tuesday brings two notable entries related to the world of publishing:

  • Quentin Tarantino: Tarantino may be a fixture in the world of movies, but he has scored a deal to write two books for HarperCollins, reports Deadline. The first will be a novelization of his film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and the second will be a non-fiction work about movies called Cinema Speculation. The latter will be a "deep dive into the movies of the 1970s, a rich mix of essays, reviews, personal writing, and tantalizing 'what if’s,' from one of cinema’s most celebrated filmmakers, and its most devoted fan," according to HarperCollins.

  • Bret Easton Ellis: Well, who needs publishers anyway? Ellis, author of American Psycho and Less Than Zero, is telling a new serial killer story in installments on his podcast, reports Movie Maker Magazine. Also unusual: Ellis says The Shards is true and is based on events he and his high school friends experienced in 1980s Los Angeles in regard to a killer known as The Trawler. It's possible the story might end up in book form eventually.
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