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Help on Divergent (novel)[edit]

I started working on Divergent (novel) because the recent publicity in response to the movie, has been creating a recent surge of views in a scale similar to Hunger Games, et. al., and the content is rather poor. Would anyone be interested in helping expand the article? It's a fairly easy read, and I am starting to ad scholarship and trim the plot now. However, grad school is keeping me rather busy, so would appreciate extra hands on deck to refine and expand beyond the limited time I have right now, Sadads (talk) 19:10, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

I revised the lead section and {{infobox book}} by resort to ISFDB and LCCatalog records--and a glance at the two sequel articles. For clarity I overused the superscript calls to those two sources.
However easy a read the book may be, it's not for me. You are right that the plot section is too long (much too long).
I don't believe Divergent (novel) can be called Mid-importance for WP Novels, only perhaps for science fiction task force (if i recall correctly, that is |sf-task-force=yes |sf-priority=mid) and perhaps for WP Children's lit (the other project banner). But I didn't change that, only fixed the talk by restoring chron sequence and deleting experiment/vandalism.
--P64 (talk) 01:25, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the initial set of feedback/help. Will add to the SF task force. The reasoning behind the mid-importance, is that the relative popularity of that item brings it to the public face of Wikipedia. Though clearly not "high" or "top", because of its relative long lasting importance and commentary within children's lit scholarship, I am saying it meets the WP:Novels assessment standard of "Subject is notable or significant within the field of literature (or to a historian), but not necessarily outside it." Anyway, thanks for the lead trimming, every little bit helps! Sadads (talk) 13:48, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

garbled text in article[edit]

(quoted from Talk:The Death of Koschei the Deathless#garble):
The underlined clause, in The Death of Koschei the Deathless#Plot, is garbled:

Soon after Ivan finds out that Koschei took Marya Morevna away, and chases him. When he gets him for the first time, Koschei tells Ivan he lets him go, but Ivan doesn't give in, and Koschei kills him, puts his remains into a barrel and throws it into the sea.

I have no idea what's meant, so I'm going to mention it on the pages of the three projects that claim interest in the page. --Thnidu (talk) 15:53, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Hans Christian Andersen Award[edit]

The biennial Hans Christian Andersen Awards for children's book writing and illustration were announced this week at the Bologna Book Fair. The writing award (est. 1956) is sometimes called the Nobel Prize of children's literature; we have pages for all (at least Start class, iirc). The illustration award (est. 1966) may have been called a Nobel Prize by association association, so to speak, but I haven't read that anywhere; we have 9 redlink winning illustrators. See Template:Hans Christian Andersen Medal

Norsk bokmål (no.wikipedia) has a page for every one[1] but the 2014 writer Nahoko Uehashi (whom we have, now improving) and illustrator Roger Mello of Brazil. For him there is no hit at WikiData[2] and a redlink in the Português list of winners.[3] Native-language wikipedias evidently provide good coverage for 4 of our 9 redlink illustrators. For a longer report on other-language coverage see Template talk:Hans Christian Andersen Medal.

Google Translate is sure to be useful, certainly adequate to create at least four Start and four Stub pages. --P64 (talk) 18:08, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award[edit]

The annual Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award was announced this week at the National Library of Sweden. Inaugurated in 2003, it is always called the biggest prize in children's literature (ca$h). We have no navigation template (navbox) for the winners, but Category:Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award winners.

We have pages for all 14 winners. At most three are Stubs; they carry the stub tags: illustrator Ryōji Arai of Japan (picture book writer at and the two institutional winners, Banco del Libro of Venezuela and Tamer Institute of Palestine. Other-language wikipedias provide little or more information than we do.

--P64 (talk) 18:28, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Ryōji Arai is really a stub now, albeit one with unusually long and complex footer. Except for my 2012 coverage of the 2005 award, it comprised little but seven-year-old (2007) cut-and-paste from the award citation. Because I noticed the plagiarism by accident when I expected to depart, last hour's edit history is complex (eg, it includes a small step using Google Translate) but for once in my long experience here our tool "Compare selected versions" is adequate to show the net effect clearly (combined diffs). That is, last hour's diffs which happen to cover the last six months. More information/more traces: Talk:Ryōji Arai.
--P64 (talk) 20:17, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Infobox book request for comment[edit]

In August last year, all publication data in {{infobox book}} was merged into one new |published= parameter. Work began on migrating existing uses to the new format, until questions were raised about the effect this had on data granularity.

Any input and suggestions on a proposed fix, which keeps the new one-line per edition formatting while providing full data granularity would be much appreciated (centralised discussion here). Thanks. ‑‑xensyriaT 23:53, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Adrianne Wadewitz deletion discussion notice[edit]

  1. Adrianne Wadewitz
  2. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Adrianne Wadewitz

There is an ongoing deletion discussion taking place now about whether or not to have a biographical article about Adrianne Wadewitz on Wikipedia.

The discussion is at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Adrianne Wadewitz.

For those newer to Wikipedia, you may wish to read Wikipedia:Articles for deletion and Wikipedia:Notability.

Cirt (talk) 15:15, 20 April 2014 (UTC)