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  • And the L.A. Times Festival of Books writers' survey says ...

    And the L.A. Times Festival of Books writers' survey says ...
    The fantasy of being a writer appeals to so many of us: sitting in a book-lined study crafting perfectly wrought sentences, which an illustrious publisher swiftly transforms into a bestselling book and an indelible literary legacy. Missing from that...
  • Entering a room, opening a mind

     Entering a room, opening a mind
    Reading is such an improbable idea -- a miracle, really. Yet simple squiggles on a page, arranged just so, can convey ideas that change the way we think or introduce to us characters we love for a lifetime. In celebration of reading -- and of this...
  • 'Game of Thrones' duo to adapt Baltimore author Stephen Hunter's novel

    'Game of Thrones' duo to adapt Baltimore author Stephen Hunter's novel
    Word from Hollywood is that former Baltimore Sun and Washington Post movie critic Stephen Hunter's 1995 novel, "Dirty White Boys," will be the next project for David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the pair behind HBO's hugely successful "Game of Thrones."...
  • Logistics for the Festival of Books

    Logistics for the Festival of Books
    Thinking about coming to the Festival of Books at USC this weekend? This year you can take the Metro, eat at food trucks and stay for a comedy show, all in addition to the oodles and oodles of book events. Here are some hints to help you organize your...
  • 'Walking Dead' Book Series to Expand With Four New Novels

    Following the mega success of their first four "Walking Dead" novels, "Walking Dead" show creator Robert Kirkman and writer Jay Bonansinga are collaborating again on another four-part book series. According to Entertainment Weekly, the first novel,...
  • Review: 'Immigrant Voices,' edited by Achy Obejas and Megan Bayles

    Review: 'Immigrant Voices,' edited by Achy Obejas and Megan Bayles
    Over the three days that I sat and read the 18 selections in "Immigrant Voices: 21st Century Stories," I felt an ever-surging need to talk to somebody — really talk to somebody — about these moving and important half-dreams/whole stories....
  • Stephen Graham Jones on writing horror and its inverse, romance

    Stephen Graham Jones on writing horror and its inverse, romance
    Stephen Graham Jones may be the best prolific writer you haven't heard of yet, partly because his specialty is literary horror and partly because, despite having a specialty, he's quick to switch genres and hard to pin down. Count up his books and stories...
  • Bernstein in letters - gifted, gay and loved by his wife

    LONDON (Reuters) - It may be one of the saddest but most loving letters written by a woman to a man - Chilean actress Felicia Montealegre telling her future husband, conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, she knows he is homosexual but wants to marry...
  • Live the writer's life -- or play it online

    Live the writer's life -- or play it online
    Have you always wanted to be a writer? Now's your chance. Play our online game, "How to Be a Writer," and experience the ups and downs of the literary life. It's based on the real thing. We sent a survey -- completely unscientific -- about what it's...
  • Read Together campaign's book promotes dialogue

    If you've noticed a lot of people reading the same book this month, "The Language of Flowers," by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, it's no coincidence. Book discussion groups all over Palm Beach County joined the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County and the...
  • Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; novelist and naturalist

    In interviews, Peter Matthiessen always had to answer, in his correct, patrician tones, a question seldom put to other writers: Just what kind of writer, exactly, are you? The confusion was understandable. Matthiessen, the only writer to win the...