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Exciting news! Asya Muchnick, editor of The Host, will be holding a live BlogTalkRadio interview this Thursday, May 20th, and will be taking questions from callers!

The Host Novel@LJ has all of the details:

"We just received word from Hachette Books that Asya Muchnick, Editor of The Host, will be doing a Live BlogTalkRadio interview this Thursday (May 20) at 2:30 pm EST. You can listen to the chat as it airs here. (Don't worry about bookmarking that if you don't want though - we'll remind you the day of!)

You can call in to ask a question during the show at (646) 378-0040. We've been invited to send in questions in advance, however, so if you're worried about not being able to get through or will be busy at that hour, send your questions to us. We'll collect them together and send them back to the Hachette Web Publicist to (hopefully) be answered!

Now, remember, she's not Stephenie. As the editor, we don't know what types of questions she will be most likely to take. Still, she's definitely on the in, so get in your questions! Just leave them as a comment on this post.

For example, I'm planning on asking something like: "Did the plot or any of the characters make a noticeable change during the editing process? If so, what were things like in the original draft you received?" (Perhaps that casts too wide a net, but I think that's one type of question it would be reasonable to ask.)"
 
 
Although this website is dedicated to The Host, any other projects that Stephenie Meyer has a hand in will be featured in our news blog as well. This just in from The Twilight Lexicon:

Official Summit Press Release:

Los Angeles, CA  April 28, 2010 – Summit Entertainment has confirmed that Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series.  THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, is currently being written by Melissa Rosenberg, and will star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.   Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt, and Stephenie Meyer will produce the project.

“Bringing Stephenie Meyer’s BREAKING DAWN to the screen requires a graceful and intelligent hand and we believe Bill Condon is exactly the right steward, having shown equal and abundant talents of immense creativity and subtle sensitivity,” said Erik Feig, President of Production and Acquisitions, for Summit Entertainment.

Added author Stephenie Meyer, “I’m so thrilled that Bill wants to work with us. I think he’s going to be a great fit, and I’m excited to see what he does with the material.”

“I’m very excited to get the chance to bring the climax of this saga to life on-screen. As fans of the series know, this is a one-of-a-kind book – and we’re hoping to create an equally unique cinematic experience,” said Bill Condon.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

Condon is well known for writing and directing DREAMGIRLS, KINSEY, and GODS AND MONSTERS, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1999.  He was nominated for a second Oscar for his screenplay for the movie musical CHICAGO in 2003.  Most recently the multi-hyphenate directed the pilot episode for the Showtime series “The Big C” and produced the 81st Annual Academy Awards telecast, hosted by Hugh Jackman.

The third film in the franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE is due in theaters on June 30, 2010.


 
 
This just in from ReelzChannel-
The Host is casting, and the very popular choice for Ian O'Shea - Ian Somerhalder - is rumored be already cast.

Here's the video.