Jimmy Carter steps up for women. From Harriet Beecher Stowe to Emma Watson, here’s a bunch requiring no defense.
Ex-President Jimmy Carter is writing a book on the mistreatment of women.
Dennis Rodman–who was once charged with mistreating his girlfriend–is aiding a certain North Korean politican write his own book.
Kim Jong-un may be known for his secrecy but he’s got nothing on J.J. Abrams, whose upcoming novel S–about a grad student and college senior who bond over some book–has everyone stumped. Perhaps the latest book trailer will shed some light on it all.
In John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars, Hazel and Augustus also bond over a book–or, rather, over any book by Peter Van Houten, the troubled author to be played by Willem Dafoe in the upcoming film adaptation of the YA hit.
Emma Watson is also playing a troubled author–more specifically, the-once suicidal Emma Forrest in the adaptation of her 2011 memoir Your Voice in My Head.
Pop singer Demi Lovato is writing an inspirational book to help others cope with the suicidal thoughts that once haunted her.
Kim Gordon, ex-member member of the less pop-oriented Sonic Youth, is holding her own as an author…
… and Anne of Green Gables is getting big-screen musical treatment, too!
Speaking of classics, Harper Lee has finally settled the lawsuit over To Kill A Mockingbird.
Over a century before Lee, abolitionist author Harriet Beecher Stowe was already fighting for African-American civil rights in works like Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Now, the federal government has granted $150,000 to preserve her legacy.
Money’s also being granted to promising rookies, though: six talented young women have just won the Rona Jaffe Awards.
This talented young woman will star in the film version of Ruth Rendell’s 1996 hit thriller The Keys to the Street.
This article originally appeared on Zola Books.