Here's Danny: During an onstage interview in Toronto with fellow dark-side auteur David Cronenberg, Stephen King reveals that his next project may be a sequel to The Shining, following the childhood survivor Danny Torrance into adulthood, where he uses his paranormal powers in a hospice to guide patients to the other side (and plays the horses too). (Via the Guardian)
Dissertations of My Mother: Duke University Press is publishing this month Surviving Against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia, a revised edition of the anthropology dissertation of S. Ann Dunham, also known as Barack Obama's mom. Duke UP editorial director Ken Wissoker calls the work "a forerunner of much of today's work on using direct micro-credits and small loans."
Costa nominees: The Costa Book Award shortlists were announced yesterday in the UK. Among the five categories, the fiction list of four nominees includes two of our own top four books of 2009, Wolf Hall and Brooklyn, as well as Booker winner Penelope Lively's latest, Family Album, and the wild card, Christopher Nicholson's The Elephant Keeper.
Moving & shaking: Bruce Feiler's America's Prophet: Moses and the American Story jumps to #23 on our site (and #2 on Movers & Shakers): was it thanks to his Fox News essay today on the real story behind Thanksgiving?