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  • Michael Chabon, royalty rates and an e-book backlist

     
    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....
  • This week in L.A.: Times Book Prizes, festival highlight active week

     
    A preview of the week's upcoming literary events in and around L.A....
  • Critic's Notebook: In Discover Mode

    Critic's Notebook: In Discover  Mode
    For me, summer reading has always been about freedom. Not the freedom to dumb down with mindless entertainment but the freedom to wise up, to be ambitious, to pursue the passions that, during the rest of the year, often take a backseat to the...
  • Loyola to screen film on Walker Percy

    Loyola to screen film on Walker Percy
    The life and work of a much-honored Louisiana author is the subject of a documentary that will be screened later this month at Loyola University of New Orleans. New Orleans native Win Riley's full length documentary entitled "Walker Percy: A...
  • Five summers, memorable for the reading

    1974: Unhappy at summer camp, I holed up in my bunk and read Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" and Bernard Malamud's "The Natural." The camp might have been awful, but the books were anything but. 1980: In June, I attended a writers conference at UC...
  • Michael Lewis puts faces on business stories

    Michael Lewis puts faces on business stories
    Growing up in New Orleans, writer Michael Lewis learned three lessons that stuck with him for life: Success and happiness are very different things. Never become a lawyer. You don't need to come from a bookish environment to know how to spin a...
  • 'Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor,' by Brad Gooch

    'Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor,' by Brad Gooch
    Flannery A Life of Flannery O'Connor Brad Gooch Little, Brown: 416 pp., $30 Brad Gooch opens "Flannery," his biography of Flannery O'Connor, with a lost moment: an account of how when O'Connor was 5, the Pathe newsreel company sent a cameraman to...
  • Should we move Valentine's Day this year?

     
    Just now when I checked my work e-mail, Harry had written to suggest moving Valentine's Day this year:I think that we/you need to start a campaign to move V-Day this year. Call it V-Day 2.0 or V-Day+5 and make it......
  • Loyola launching Walker Percy center

    Loyola launching Walker Percy center
    Loyola University in New Orleans has created a new center named after a major Louisiana literary figure. Loyola will launch the Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing on Wednesday, March 10. The university says in a news release that its...
  • For Word-Herder Larry McMurtry, Novel Is Like a Trail Drive

    For a writer whose novels are often set under big Western skies and populated with ranchers and gunslingers, Larry McMurtry is strikingly bookish. Here is a man who, any day, would rather be nosing through dusty volumes than kicking sod on the prairie....