| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Michael Chabon's best-selling new novel, “Telegraph Avenue,” is set in and around Brokeland Records, a used-vinyl record store on the border between Oakland and Berkeley, Calif., where Chabon has lived since the late 1990s. The story follows...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Genre mash-ups are de rigueur these days. Of course, writers like Margaret Atwood have been tight-roping the misty border between literary fiction and speculative fiction, fantasy and mystery for years. But a new outcropping of younger upstarts, such as...
| Jan 19, 2013
Clement Clarke Moore is said to have died bitter that he would be remembered for "The Night Before Christmas," and not his massive scholarly works on religion and the classics. By contrast, Adam Mansbach is delighted to be risking a similar fate....
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Every journalist's nightmare is the interview with the subject who responds to questions with one-sentence (or even one-word) answers. Fortunately, the writer Nathan Englander — who was in Chicago recently as the inaugural Crown Speaker Series...
| Oct 2, 2012
This past Saturday (9/29), I had the privilege of moderating a panel on the popularity of the romance genre at the Fall for the Book Festival in Fairfax, sponsored by George Mason University (GMU). I was joined by fellow romance writers Laurin Wittig of...
| Oct 15, 2012
Ever the champion of making the literary world safe for genre fiction, author Michael Chabon added another novel to his resume, "Telegraph Avenue," his first in five years. The author's newest yarn, set inside a used vinyl shop on the "ragged...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Things to know about our book club
The Inquiring Minds Book Group was started 16 years ago by a teacher going on maternity leave who wanted to keep connected to friends and create opportunities for intellectual stimulation. We pride ourselves on in-depth...
| Sep 8, 2012
Archy Stallings, the African-American record store merchant at the center (or slightly off center) of Michael Chabon's grand new novel "Telegraph Avenue," lives by his belief that the decade after his 1968 birth "corresponded precisely with the most...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Michael Chabon's choice of the independent Open Road Media for e-book editions of Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys includes a frank -- if not comprehensive -- discussion of royalty rates for authors....
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:34 PM
You can get a bargain e-book of a bestselling book about "Breakfast at Tiffany's," but no e-book edition exists of Truman Capote's original novella....
| Jan 31, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Basketball, book blogs, and e-books in today's book news....