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The Black Count Wins Pulitzer Prize for Biography

“I’m left with a much clearer understanding of the course of the French Revolution as well as the exciting story of General Alex Dumas,” says RIFer Pat H. “No wonder Alexandre used his father as the basis for several of his fictional characters.”

Read It Forward introduced you to The Black Count by Tom Reiss long before it hit the shelves last September.

Winners of our Read It First giveaway couldn’t stop talking about this remarkable true story of the real Count of Monte Cristo, saying that it read like a page-turning novel. Reviewers raved. Nominations for prestigious awards followed.

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James Cameron to Direct Adaptation of The Informationist by Taylor Stevens

Over-the-top great news for RIFer favorite Taylor Stevens! As reported in The Hollywood Reporter, James Cameron, “known for his tough female protagonists in movies ranging from Aliens to Terminator 2 to Dark Angel, has taken a shine to The Informationist, a novel by Taylor Stevens, whose main character has been compared to Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Cameron and his Lightstorm Entertainment banner have picked up movie rights to the book, with the intent of developing an adaptation as a directing vehicle for Cameron at 20th Century Fox.” Get the whole story at The Hollywood Reporter.