Jennifer Jason Leigh as Tralala in the 1989 film adaptation of Last Exit to Brooklyn, written in 1964 by Hubert Selby Jr

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Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Louise O’Neill was asked by a number of editors to change the ending of her dystopian novel Only Ever Yours and to make her main character “spunkier” (“the Katniss effect”)

Having been called a "swot" by certain fellow Young Adult writers for scribbling notes throughout the Going Too Far? YA discussion panel at the eve(...)

It has taken me nearly 30 minutes to write this sentence, and it’s not even the sentence I was planning to write. I was halfway through (...)