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  • Festival of Books: Roz Chast, cartoonists talk about drawing from life

    Festival of Books: Roz Chast, cartoonists talk about drawing from life
    Cartoonists Roz Chast, Bruce Eric Kaplan and Mimi Pond discussed their illustrated memoirs in Saturday's L.A. Times Festival of Books panel called "Drawing on Life: Graphic Memoirs and Novels," moderated by comedy writer Ben Schwartz. Anyone who...
  • Robert V. Hine dies at 93; historian wrote of losing, regaining sight

    Robert V. Hine dies at 93; historian wrote of losing, regaining sight
    Robert V. Hine, a memoirist, novelist and prolific historian of the American West who wrote a highly praised chronicle of regaining his sight after 15 years of blindness, has died of natural causes at his Irvine home. He was 93. Hine was a founding...
  • Helen McCrory enjoying her 'golden period'

    PASADENA, Calif. Actress Helen McCrory grew up in the most exotic corners of the world. She credits that for two afflictions in her life: wanderlust and a love of acting. "I became very quickly aware that there was no such thing as normal, and there was...
  • Novelist Michael Chabon pays homage to his Columbia roots

    Novelist Michael Chabon pays homage to his Columbia roots
    The author Michael Chabon grew up in the middle of that act of the imagination known as Columbia, Maryland. For a lot of reasons, he says, the years he spent beginning in 1969 living on the former site of tobacco fields midway between Baltimore and...
  • Youth BookFest encourages reading through interactivity

    The Children's BookFest can empower thousand of children by stirring imaginations and promoting stronger learning habits. This year's 10th annual celebration will be April 25, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the African-American Research Library and...
  • Reader of the Week: Jo Fredell Higgins

    Reader of the Week: Jo Fredell Higgins
    Who I am: Jo Fredell Higgins, originally from Peoria and now living in Aurora. One unique thing about me: I am the author of eight published books including a memoir of living in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the histories of Naperville, Geneva,...
  • Festival of Books: Mystery writers who shift to literary fiction -- and back

    Festival of Books: Mystery writers who shift to literary fiction -- and back
    Here's some helpful writing advice from novelist Ivy Pochoda: "The most important thing is to write a book you want to read. It's odd how many people write books they think other people would like to read." On Sunday morning, Pochoda ("Visitation...
  • One family, universal faith

    One family, universal faith
    David Laskin wanted to put faces to history – from his grandfather's sister who founded Maidenform to his relatives who perished in the Holocaust. His award-winning biographical memoir, "The Family," will come alive Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at...
  • A literary exploration at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    A literary exploration at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    Author T.C. Boyle was talking about his development as a writer. He explained that his first book, 1982's "Water Music," explored human relationships with the Earth. But he said that after having published 25 books he's still trying to tackle a...
  • 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners Announced

      Literary Awards Are Highlight of The Times’ Annual Festival of Books            Tonight the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes honored the year’s best works in 10 categories at a gathering of literary luminaries hosted by Times Book Critic...
  • Top 3 Moravian Book Shop Best-Sellers: Hardcover fiction

    AT THE WATER'S EDGE By Sara Gruen (Spiegel & Grau, $28) After disgracing themselves at a high society New Year's Eve party in Philadelphia in 1944, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father, a former army colonel...