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  • Valeria Luiselli's 'Faces in the Crowd' seeks poets in a city

    New York, that city of bohemian encounters, has a special place in the history of Spanish-language literature. José Martí, Cuba's national poet, lived for a time in New York. So did the poet and playwright Federico García Lorca, who penned "Poeta en Nueva...
  • Amazon amps up aggression toward publisher Hachette

    In less than four weeks, J.K. Rowling's next book will be published -- but readers hoping to pre-order it on Amazon will be disappointed. Although it had been available to pre-order for months, "The Silkworm," written under Rowling's pseudonym Robert...
  • '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....
  • Seite Books comes of age on the Eastside

     Seite Books comes of age on the Eastside
    When Adam Bernales and Denice Diaz started Seite Books in a little storefront in East Los Angeles, a lot of people thought their taste in books was too highbrow. The offerings on the store's first, sparsely stocked shelf when it opened in 2010...
  • Woman who invented her Holocaust memoir must return $22.5 million

    In her book "Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years," Misha Defonseca wrote of her experience of being a young Jewish girl on her own during World War II, fleeing into the woods where she was adopted by wolves, and killing a Nazi soldier. None of it...
  • Special signed Oscar Wilde edition may bring $100,000 at auction

    Special signed Oscar Wilde edition may bring $100,000 at auction
    Legenday wit Oscar Wilde spent two unpleasant years in prison in England for "gross indecency" -- how officials in 1895 chose to describe homosexual activity. The socialite playwright, whose comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" had debuted earlier...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Evan Osnos observes China's split personality in 'Age of Ambition'

    For more than a year, a portion of my apartment complex in Beijing has been a construction zone; squat, old buildings have been razed, and new towers are sprouting in their stead. The area is blocked off by walls covered with large, professionally printed...