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Joan Didion

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  • LATFOB: author and editor Stephen Elliott

     
    The L.A. Times festival of books is coming up on April 24-25. As a preview, Jacket Copy is talking to some of the authors who will be there. This week, we heard from biographer Carol Sklenicka, fictioneer Aimee Bender and......
  • Festival of Books: Comedian and author Julie Klausner

     
    As a preview for the L.A. Times Festival of Books, coming April 24-25, Jacket Copy is talking to some of the authors you can see there. Comedian and author Julie Klausner -- seen on TV on "Best Week Ever," on......
  • Festival of Books: author Janelle Brown

     
    Gracious and funny author Janelle Brown will be at the L.A. Times Festival of Books this weekend. The L.A.-based novelist will be talking about her 2008 debut "All We Ever Want is Everything" and the upcoming "This Is Where We......
  • Bret Easton Ellis talks about his novels and the films they spawned

     
    There was a big turnout Sunday afternoon at the Festival of Books session featuring Bret Easton Ellis in conversation with music journalist Erik Himmelsbach. Ellis’ seventh novel, “Imperial Bedrooms,” will be published later this year — the...
  • The unfortunate spread of James Frey

     
    On Saturday, the French Consulate, with assistance from UCLA's department of French and Francophone studies, presented a day of literature from France and Los Angeles. The events, which were either in English or in French with English translation, were...
  • James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave to star in 'Driving Miss Daisy' on Broadway

     
    Putting the stars and the vehicle in "star vehicle," actors James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave are set to perform in a Broadway production of "Driving Miss Daisy," scheduled to open Oct. 25 at the John Golden Theatre. The production,......
  • Janet Fitch's 10 rules for writers

     
    Janet Fitch is the author of "White Oleander" and "Paint it Black," and she teaches writing at USC. It seems like every time I run into her at a reading, she introduces one or two or more of her students......
  • On the big screen: 'Play It as It Lays' [Updated]

     
    Joan Didion is an acknowledged master of nonfiction, from her breakthrough 1968 essay collection "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" to "The Year of Magical Thinking," which won the 2005 National Book Award. Her fiction, however, has always been more...
  • Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino's favorite writers: Joan Didion, David Foster Wallace

     
    L.A.-based Best Coast, the garage-pop project of Bethany Cosentino, has been one of this summer's hottest indie breakouts thanks to Cosentino's bracing guitars and hook-hoisting melodies -- if not her lyrics. "She's not exactly the Randy Newman of the...
  • Tom Wolfe to get lifetime achievement award

     
    Time for Tom Wolfe to get his white suit dry-cleaned again, as the author will receive the National Book Foundation's 2010 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, it was announced Wednesday. The medal, which is the foundation's...
  • 12 reasons to ignore the naysayers: Do NaNoWriMo

     
    If you want to write a novel in 30 days, don't let anyone stop you. Not even Salon's Laura Miller. Miller, who I usually find thoughtful and sweet, has written an anti-NaNoWriMo column -- "Better yet, DON'T write that novel"......