The Millions has a rundown of some of the most anticipated books of the coming year, stating that “2009 may be a great year for books”. News to me: along with the film that he and Spike Jonze co-wrote, Dave Eggers is doing a novel based on Where the Wild Things Are.
The Wild Things novelization, Sendak says, was all Eggers’s idea. A plan had always been in place to have some kind of book come out to “add to the noise of the movie,” he says, but at first it wasn’t clear what the book would actually be. Once tie-in talk began in earnest, Sendak, who had grown close to Eggers during work on the screenplay, began a campaign to have Eggers do it, and Eggers stepped up and agreed, broaching the idea of the novel.