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  • Happy Pynchon in Public Day!

    Happy Pynchon in Public Day!
    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...
  • Karl Ove Knausgaard's 'My Struggle' reckons with his boyhood

    Karl Ove Knausgaard's 'My Struggle' reckons with his boyhood
    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...
  • In new book, man claims Zodiac killer was his father

    In new book, man claims Zodiac killer was his father
    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...
  • Century Books founders Judith and Steve Marosvolgyi on the same page

    Century Books founders Judith and Steve Marosvolgyi on the same page
    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...
  • The secret of George R.R. Martin's success: WordStar on a DOS machine

    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...
  • 'The Animals' illuminates Isherwood-Bachardy love story

     'The Animals' illuminates Isherwood-Bachardy love story
    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...
  • 'Book of You' echoes a violent Grimm fairy tale for modern times

    'Book of You' echoes a violent Grimm fairy tale for modern times
    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....
  • 'Never Cry Wolf' author Farley Mowat, 92, has died

    'Never Cry Wolf' author Farley Mowat, 92, has died
    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...
  • A quest to find Cervantes' bones

    A quest to find Cervantes' bones
    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...
  • Local roots key for independent booksellers

    Local roots key for independent booksellers
    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...
  • Two newly discovered Octavia Butler stories to be published as e-book

    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...