| May 2, 2013
| 5:16 PM
During the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, writer Matthew Specktor sat down with L.A. Times staff writer Carolyn Kellogg to discuss his new novel, "American Dream Machine." It's a book set in and around a fictional Hollywood talent agency, not unlike...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:41 AM
The online writing community Figment has been acquired by Random House Children's Books, the company announced on its website Tuesday. Founded in 2010 by Dana Goodyear and Jacob Lewis, Figment is an online writing community aimed at teens.
"Figment is a...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 3:07 PM
In the video chat below, L.A. Times book critic David L. Ulin and books staff writer Carolyn Kellogg try to decide if creative writing can be taught. As hundreds of thousands tackle NaNoWriMo, we wonder what it takes to make a writer a writer. Is it...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 1:19 PM
Bestselling author Michael Connelly joined the Los Angeles Times for a video chat on the publication day of his new mystery, "The Black Box."
In the book, set in present day, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch investigates a cold case: a murder committed during...
| Jun 7, 2012
Popular writer Jonah Lehrer, who focuses on the science of the mind, moves from Wired to the New Yorker....
| Jun 20, 2012
Stickers marked with the Trystero symbol from Thomas Pynchon's "The Crying of Lot 49" and a coded URL are hidden nationwide. But what do they mean?...
| Jul 6, 2012
Don Winslow's novel "Savages" is now a movie -- and it's got a prequel on shelves now too....