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  • 12 reasons to ignore the naysayers: Do NaNoWriMo

     
    If you want to write a novel in 30 days, don't let anyone stop you. Not even Salon's Laura Miller. Miller, who I usually find thoughtful and sweet, has written an anti-NaNoWriMo column -- "Better yet, DON'T write that novel"......
  • A screaming comes across the sky

     
    Los Angeles got Pynchonian on Monday when an unidentified "missile" wass launched from somewhere west of Los Angeles. Video of the event shows a bright contrail zooming across the sky. Our sibling blog L.A. Now reports: A KCBS news helicopter......
  • Will Paul Thomas Anderson direct Pynchon adaptation?

     
    Paul Thomas Anderson, the director of "Magnolia" and "There Will Be Blood," may direct an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel, "Inherent Vice," New York magazine reports. The book features a stoned private detective in a Southern California beach...
  • Oscar's real Cinderella storyteller: David Seidler, screenwriter of 'The King's Speech'

     
    If anyone is living out a stranger-than-fiction Cinderella story this Oscar season, it's David Seidler, the colorful 73-year-old screenwriter of “The King's Speech.” For several months, the film has been viewed as a best picture front-runner, making...
  • When coffee meets Pynchon

     
    Trystero Coffee was inspired by Thomas Pynchon's book The Crying of Lot 49....
  • Downey puts on his gumshoes for ‘Inherent Vice’

     
    Robert Downey has his eyes on a private eye. He's rumored to be angling for the lead in a film of the 1960s LA-set (Yaaaaaaaaawwwwwwn) Thomas Pynchon private eye novel “Inherent Vice.”...
  • Steve Erickson's next book coming from Europa in 2012

     
    Steve Erickson's next novel will be "These Dreams of You," coming from Europa in 2012, the publisher announced Monday. Erickson is one of Southern California's most innovative novelists; he runs the creative-writing program at CalArts and its literary...
  • The crazy proliferation of March Madness book contests

     
    The Morning News' Tournament of Books has many imitators, including one that doesn't acknowledge its predecessor....
  • Margaret Atwood's apocalyptic humor

     
    With "The Year of the Flood," Margaret Atwood presents another story of our apocalyptic future. Reviews of "The Year of the Flood" all seem similarly amused (for the new novel has many touches of humor), admiring, perhaps also a little......
  • National Book Awards include McCann, Eggers, Vidal

     
    The National Book Award for Fiction went to Colum McCann for his novel "Let the Great World Spin," a story of New York in 1974 that doubles as an allegory of 9/11. It was the final award at the black-tie......
  • Favorite fiction of 2009 from the L.A. Times

     
    There are 25 books in the list of the Los Angeles Times 2009 fiction favorites. It includes some authors you might expect -- Orhan Pamuk and Alice Munro -- as well as new talents like Maile Meloy, above. LA Times......