| Mar 25, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The program schedule for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books was released Monday morning. The schedule, which is online, includes the complete list of author appearances and special events during the Festival of Books, April 20-21, on the campus of...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Primatologist Jane Goodall and publisher Grand Central have announced they will delay publication of Goodall's forthcoming tree-focused book "Seeds of Hope" in the wake of accusations that certain passages were plagiarized. The Washington Post noted the...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 8:45 AM
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote a sweet poem for actress Helen Hayes' daughter, Mary McArthur. Then, six years later, he penned her another one on the reverse of the same page that's, well, a little unsettling. Would you write to a 7-year-old about the "thumb-...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:48 PM
The next winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced Thursday morning in Stockholm.
In the United Kingdom, where you can wager on such things, the betting money is on Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. As of Monday morning, the...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Friends are dress shopping in the novel "Americanah"; when they get to the register, the cashier asks which of two saleswomen helped them, but they're not sure. She lists numerous physical characteristics to identify the salesperson before giving up....
| Mar 23, 2013
Chinua Achebe, the acclaimed Nigerian author of "Things Fall Apart," has died in Boston at the age of 82....
| May 22, 2011
The Accidental Genius of Weasel High
Egmont: $9.99 paper, ages 12 and up
A 14-year-old's quest to become the next great director is stymied by his inability to get his hands on a camcorder in this graphic novel by the creator of the...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 9:02 PM
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:06 PM
For the past two years, James Nasty has co-hosted the Physical Education dance party at Ottobar each Friday, spinning everything from Basement Boys to Future Islands. This Friday, Nasty will not only host TT the Artist’s birthday party at Ottobar,...
| May 18, 2011
A judge withdraws from the Man Booker International Prize jury when the award goes to Philip Roth. "He goes on and on and on about the same subject in almost every single book," she says. "It's as though he's sitting on your face and you can't breathe.".....
| Oct 24, 2011
Snooki is a celebrity who writes books. In Africa, on the other hand, writing literary books can make you a celebrity....