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  • National Book Critics Circle announces finalists for 2011 awards

     
    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......
  • This Sunday: The critic's art and Gil Scott-Heron too

     
    The Los Angeles Times Book section looks to its Jan. 29, 2012, issue. Book criticism, Gil Scott-Heron and more....
  • Look how much fun you'll have golfing!

     
    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......
  • John Updike's house to become a museum

     
    The John Updike Society will purchase the author's childhood home, with plans to turn it into a museum....
  • John Updike dies at 76; Pulitzer-winning author

    John Updike, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction whose novels and short stories exposed an undercurrent of ambivalence and disappointment in small-town, middle-class America, died Tuesday. He was 76. Updike's death from lung cancer was...
  • 'Curiosities of Literature: A Feast for Book Lovers'; 'Close Calls With Nonsense: Reading New Poetry'; 'The Whole Five Feet: What the Great Books Taught Me About Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everything Else'

    'Curiosities of Literature: A Feast for Book Lovers'; 'Close Calls With Nonsense: Reading New Poetry'; 'The Whole Five Feet: What the Great Books Taught Me About Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everything Else'
    Curiosities of Literature A Feast for Book Lovers John Sutherland Herman Graf/Skyhorse Publishing: 288 pp., $22.95 This totally silly literary miscellany is "loosely inspired" by Isaac D'Israeli's 1791 bestseller "The Curiosities of Literature." It is...
  • 'Burn This Book' edited by Toni Morrison

    'Burn This Book' edited by Toni Morrison
    Burn This Book PEN Writers Speak Out on the Power of the Word Edited by Toni Morrison HarperStudio: 120 pp., $16.99 If Nobel laureate Toni Morrison edits a collection of famous writers on the subject of censorship and the power of the written word,...
  • Reynolds Price relives the past in high spirits

    Reynolds Price relives the past in high spirits
    Spring is impossibly verdant in Raleigh, so lush it's steamy. The path to the door of Reynolds Price's house in the woods is scattered with beechnuts. Tree frogs babble, the screen door slams, somewhere in the pond outside the kitchen an old snapping...
  • 'My Father's Tears' and 'Endpoint' by John Updike

    'My Father's Tears' and 'Endpoint' by John Updike
    My Father's Tears And Other Stories John Updike Alfred A. Knopf: 292 pp., $25.95 Endpoint And Other Poems John Updike Alfred A. Knopf: 98 pp., $25 Of course he was going to write until the end. Several million words, 60-plus books. No American of...
  • Robert Silverberg, science fiction elder statesman

    Right about then, the Age of Aquarius seemed to be reaching an apocalyptic conclusion: Amid campus riots, a contentious war and political assassinations, it was hard not to feel fatalistic. And Robert Silverberg, a New York writer who'd recently...
  • Why we read

    Why we read
    There's a book I don't remember well, though I can remember precisely where I found it in my elementary school library -- three yards to the right of the door, in the middle of the third shelf from the floor. I was, and remain, a compulsive reader. Back...