| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:35 PM
For George Saunders, the lines between utopia and dystopia, between realism and science fiction, between humor and horror, have always been fine. Never is it more true, though, than in his new collection of short stories, “Tenth of December.”...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 1:16 PM
Learning last year that Bob Boone, one of my former teachers at Highland Park High School (never mind when), was still teaching creative writing to children and adults filled me with the kind of joy you get when you return to your hometown decades later...
| May 25, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Between 1920 and 1930, there were three writers with at least five books in the list of 10 best-selling books, according to Publishers Weekly. Two of them are Zane Grey and Sinclair Lewis. The other is Warwick Deeping.
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:35 PM
John Grisham's new novel "Calico Joe," coming in April, will be about baseball....
| Jan 21, 2012
| 9:35 PM
The National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for its 2011 book awards at a public ceremony on Saturday in New York City. Two Southern California writers are among those up for the awards, which will be presented on March......
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The Los Angeles Times Book section looks to its Jan. 29, 2012, issue. Book criticism, Gil Scott-Heron and more....
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Every Wednesday when the weather is warm, the Tribune runs a full page of ads for local golf courses, most of them including great deals at great courses (today, Chalet Hills for as low as $34.50 a round, one of......
| May 10, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The John Updike Society will purchase the author's childhood home, with plans to turn it into a museum....
| Sep 26, 2012
| 7:24 AM
If you were building a Chris Ware, if you were constructing the most celebrated cartoonist of the past couple of decades, drawing up the plans for an Oak Park illustrator so routinely referred to as a genius that the accolade is more like fact than...
| Jan 4, 2012
When it comes to sportswriting, I tend to subscribe to George Plimpton's small-ball theory: The smaller the ball, the better the writing about the sport. This has a lot to do with my own biases (I'm a baseball fan, not much interest in basketball or...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:27 AM
The prospect of interviewing Don DeLillo produces a certain anxiety. DeLillo, one of the most heralded American novelists of the past 40 years, has a reputation for being inaccessible, emotionally and otherwise. While by no means a recluse like J.D....