Norton Documentary in the Works

Sue Stewart and the Motion Picture Company have announced plans to produce a documentary entitled The Lady’s Quill: A Tribute to Andre Norton, which will look at Norton’s early career. Pre-production and development is scheduled to begin on March 17, 2011, which marks the sixth anniversary of Norton’s death. Norton was a prolific author of fantasy, science fiction, and children’s books. She was the first woman to win the Gandalf and SFWA Grand Master Awards. The Andre Norton Award is named in her honor.

Norton Lawsuit Concluded

The Tennessee Supreme Court has refused to hear Victor Horadam’s appeal to a 2008 ruling, settling a lawsuit over the Andre Norton estate rights. Horadam claimed that Norton’s will stipulated that he should receive royalties on all Norton works published following her death. Sue Stewart, Norton’s long-time care giver claimed that the will gave her rights over any posthumous reprints and only gave Horadam rights over works published for the first time after Norton’s death. Horadam won the initial trial, which was reversed upon Stewart’s appeal.