1. Matthew McConaughey might play the villain Randall Flagg in a Hollywood franchise based on the 1978 Stephen King novel, The Stand.
2. A Japanese novel, The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide, is expected to be a best seller this holiday season.
3. A rare and valuable William Shakespeare First Folio has been discovered in France. This is one of only 230 believed to still exist.
4. JK Rowling, writing under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith, has been nominated for one of the world’s richest literary prizes, the €100,000 International Impac Dublin literary award.
5. Francis Lawrence, director of Hunger Games movies, has confirmed that there are plans for more movies set in the Hunger Games world after the books are consumed.