| May 8, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Could it be a conspiracy?
More like fandom. Today is Thomas Pynchon's birthday -- his 77th -- and to celebrate the author's work, a faithful reader has dubbed May 8 Pynchon in Public Day.
It's not an attempt to draw the famously reclusive writer out...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard's "My Struggle" is the buzz book of the moment — or more accurately a certain kind of buzz book, for a certain kind of audience. It is also a provocation, sharing its title with one of the most notorious works of...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:42 AM
In a new memoir, "The Most Dangerous Animal of All," Gary L. Stewart claims that the infamous Zodiac killer was his father. The book was kept under wraps by publisher HarperCollins until its release Tuesday.
Authorities say the Zodiac killer murdered at...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The gig: Judith and Steve Marosvolgyi are the founders of Century Books, a used bookstore on Green Street in Pasadena.
Judith and Steve were voracious readers while growing up in their native Hungary. After defecting to the United States in 1986, each...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:23 PM
George R.R. Martin has created -- and killed -- beloved characters in his books and on screen. And he's done it all running a computer program that's older than many of his fans.
Martin appeared on "Conan" on Tuesday night to talk about "Game of...
| May 9, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy — one of L.A.'s most famous literary couples — met on a beach in 1952, when the former was 49 and the latter 18. From the beginning, they had a complex, passionate, non-monogamous relationship, unequal in...
| May 9, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Although they are considered children's stories today, fairy tales were originally written for adults, with significant contributions made by German, Danish and French writers like the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault and Hans Christian Andersen....
| May 7, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Author Farley Mowat has died at 92, the Toronto Star reports. The Canadian naturalist, best known for his book "Never Cry Wolf," was a memoirist and environmental advocate.
Mowat was born in Ontario, Canada, in 1921 and served in World War II. Upon...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:39 AM
A quest to find the bones of Miguel de Cervantes is on in Spain.
The author of "Don Quixote" died in 1616, and the rough location of his burial is known. He was interred at the Convent of las Trinitarias Descalzas in Madrid.
Where his remains remain...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 9:29 AM
From farmers markets to supermarkets, local-minded consumers are buying Florida-made produce, beers, even soap.
Now Florida authors and booksellers are hoping to build on their own roots with a locally grown approach to literary marketing. Thanks to...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Two recently discovered stories by Octavia Butler will be published together as new e-book. Open Road Media will publish the aptly titled "Unexpected Stories" on June 24.
The stories, titled "A Necessary Being" and "Child Finder," were written by Butler...