Alice Sebold

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Sebold Apologizes After Rape Conviction Overturned

'I know that no apology can change what happened to you and never will'

(Newser) - Alice Sebold has apologized for her role in ruining a young Black man's life 40 years ago. The author of The Lovely Bones issued a public apology Tuesday to Anthony Broadwater Jr., who spent 16 years in prison after Sebold saw him on a street in Syracuse and told...

Man Cleared in 1981 Rape of Celebrated Author

Alice Sebold misidentified Anthony Broadwater, who was exonerated after filmmaker had doubts

(Newser) - Before a district attorney and a man wrongly convicted of rape in 1982 appeared in a New York court Monday, they met alone in another room. "When he spoke to me about the wrong that was done to me, I couldn't help but cry," Anthony Broadwater said....

Lovely Bones Hits and Misses
 Lovely Bones Hits and Misses 
MOVIE REVIEW

Lovely Bones Hits and Misses

Peter Jackson's adaptation meets mixed reviews

(Newser) - Peter Jackson's crafts a fantastic vision of the afterlife in The Lovely Bones, say critics, but some feel it came at the expense of the human side of the story of a murdered teen, adapted from the book by Alice Sebold.
  • "By turns warmly sentimental, serial-killer sinister, and science-fiction
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Lovely Bones Is Jackson's Best Yet
 Lovely Bones Is 
 Jackson's Best Yet 
Sneak Peek

Lovely Bones Is Jackson's Best Yet

After sneak screening, critic predicts Oscar glory; another pans it

(Newser) - The Lovely Bones got a sneak showing in London last night, and one reviewer is already calling it the best film of next year—while another lambastes it as candy-coated crap. An anonymous critic from the Sun says he’s already sure he won’t “see anything more astonishing,...

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