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  • Le Clezio -- who's he?

    Le Clezio -- who's he?
    If the selection of French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio as the 2008 Nobel literature laureate has anything to tell us, it's that Horace Engdahl means what he says. Last week, Engdahl, the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary, called American...
  • Mario Benedetti dies at 88; Uruguayan poet and writer

    Uruguayan author Mario Benedetti, whose bestselling poems and novels helped launch Latin America's postwar literary boom, has died. He was 88. Benedetti died Sunday at his home in Montevideo, Uruguay's capital, of complications arising from a chronic...
  • Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa makes the rounds in Mexico

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is making the rounds here in Mexico, hobnobbing with politicos and empresarios and delivering remarks in a not-bad Spanish. In a breakfast meeting today, he told a roomful of Mexico’s leading industrialists and...
  • Tickets still available for Carlos Fuentes at UCLA Live on Saturday

     
    Carlos Fuentes has been publishing for 40 years; his book "The Old Gringo" (originally "Gringo viejo") was the first Mexican novel to top American bestseller lists. The 81-year-old author is making his first appearance at UCLA Live on Saturday night;........
  • Forgotten treasures of the last century, from 25 writers

     
    In 1999, the L.A. Times asked dozens of writers to look back at the prior century and share books they considered lost treasures -- books they loved that had slipped out of sight. Although the authors were formidable -- including......
  • Summer reading: Daniel Nester on 'Milosz’s ABCs'

     
    As summer gets underway, we've created the L.A. Times list of 60 books for 92 days. All of these are new titles, being released in time for summer 2010. At Jacket Copy, we're asking writers and other bookish types about......
  • On Mexico's Carlos Monsivais: 1938-2010

     
    Monsiváis was a journalist, a critic, a cinephile, a collector of historical and pop ephemera (which led eventually to the founding of a museum), and a tireless activist for human rights, indigenous rights, and gay rights. In hundreds of articles and...
  • Writers as rogues and role models

    Early in his career, an aspiring novelist faces a moment when he must decide to take his vocation seriously or else remain a dreamer, unpublished and unconsidered. Michael Mewshaw's occurred in the office of legendary Random House editor Albert Erskine....