Stephen King to Publish Shining Sequel after 35 Years


   doctor sleepIt has been announced that master story-teller Stephen King will publish a sequel to his 1977 horror classic The Shining in September 2013. The new novel, Doctor Sleep will feature the adult Danny Torrance (the psychically gifted little boy from the first book). King’s 1977 novel, his third published book and the first to be come a hardback bestseller was subsequently made into the iconic film of the same Latest Stephen King Newsname by Stanley Kubrick in 1980.

Skulduggery Pleasant Author Derek Landy Visit a Huge Success


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Acclaimed Irish children’s author Derek Landy ‘s first visit to Adelaide was a resounding success. After brief signing stops in Norwood and Rundle Mall, the Skulduggery Pleasant  author arrived at Cabra College to a rapturous welcome. Around 250 people of all ages packed the newly completed St. Dominic’s Hall to hear Derek talk about his books, his cats and dogs and life in general. His darkly humorous monologue had the audience spellbound resulting in a huge queue snaking through the hall to have a book signed. Hundreds of children and adults alike chatted with the amiable Irish author and posed for photographs while he signed their books, posters, arms and anything else to hand.

Derek  also happily signed a stack of copies of his first novel which will be up for grabs as prizes in our Book Week Champion’s Read dress-up competition this Thursday. Derek rushed from Cabra to the airport to catch a flight to Perth in order  to complete the  Australia and New Zealand leg of his current tour. His welcome visit to South Australia for this exclusive event was thanks to Pages and More Bookshop, Glenelg, his Australian publishers Harper Collins and the Cabra Library and Drama Department Staff.

The event went off without a hitch and both Cabra College and Pages and More hope this is just the first in a long series of similar author events to be held here. It was simply a fantastic start to Book Week in this our National Year of Reading and so brilliant to see this many enthusiastic readers on a Saturday at the School.