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  • Christopher Hitchens dies at 62; engaging, enraging author and essayist

    Christopher Hitchens dies at 62; engaging, enraging author and essayist
    Christopher Hitchens, the engaging and enraging British-American author and essayist whose polemical writings on religion, politics, war and other provocations established him as one of his generation's most robust public intellectuals, has died. He was...
  • Annual Hay Festival is one for the books

    Annual Hay Festival is one for the books
    The small market town of Hay, nestled on the border between England and Wales, is an unlikely setting for one of the world's biggest book festivals. It has a population of less than 2,000, and the nearest train station is 30 miles away. Yet each year,...
  • 2008 summer reading list

    2008 summer reading list
    June 8, 2008 Editor's Note: It's a perennial question for the summer months, what to read? Here you'll mind more than 50 titles in fiction andƒononfiction, organized according to the months when they'll be published. Books are listed in alphabetical...
  • Champion of the American novel

    Champion of the American novel
    April 10, 2008 NEW YORK -- The late Norman Mailer, a novelist and cultural provocateur who was rarely at a loss for words, was remembered at a memorial service Wednesday as a man whose deep and abiding commitment to the American novel will be his most...
  • Book review: 'The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham' by Selina Hastings

    Book review: 'The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham' by Selina Hastings
    The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham A Biography Selina Hastings Random House: 640 pp., $35 The story of William Somerset Maugham, the stammering young boy who became a doctor and then the world's most famous writer since Dickens, has often been told,...
  • 'The Room and the Chair' by Lorraine Adams

    'The Room and the Chair' by Lorraine Adams
    The Room and the Chair A Novel Lorraine Adams Alfred A. Knopf: 316 pp., $25.95 Lorraine Adams is a singular and important American writer. "The Room and the Chair" establishes this without question: It is remarkable for its ambitions and its...
  • Authors, authors everywhere at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    Authors, authors everywhere at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    What does it mean to celebrate the written word? It means getting excited about, well, everything. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Festival of Books: A Friday Calendar article on authors attending the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books said that...
  • Jeffrey Richards: big man on Broadway

    Jeffrey Richards: big man on Broadway
    On the opening night of the revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms," Kevin Spacey, Naomi Watts and a crush of theatergoers pressed into the St. James Theatre. But the man most instrumental in its transfer from Chicago's Goodman Theatre was...
  • William F. Buckley Jr., 82; author and founder of modern conservative movement

    William F. Buckley Jr., 82; author and founder of modern conservative movement
    William F. Buckley Jr., the columnist, novelist, television talk show host and tireless intellectual who founded the modern conservative movement and was its articulate voice for nearly six decades, died Wednesday. He was 82. Buckley, who had been ill...
  • James Purdy dies at 94; writer best known for underground classics

    James Purdy, a shocking realist and surprising romantic writer who in underground classics including "Cabot Wright Begins" and "Eustace Chisholm and the Works" inspired censorious outrage and lasting admiration, has died. Harold Associates, his literary...
  • Glenn Goldman, owner of Book Soup, dies at 58

    Glenn Goldman, whose independent bookstore, Book Soup, became a Sunset Boulevard landmark known for its tall, teetering stacks and mazes of shelves crammed with titles that attracted entertainment and tourist industry clientele, died Saturday. He was 58....
  • Dominick Dunne: Excerpts from his work

    This excerpt is from Dominick Dunne's article "Fatal Charm: The Social Web of Claus von Bulow," which originally appeared in Vanity Fair and is reprinted in Dunne's "Fatal Charms and the Mansions of Limbo" (1999). It was reported during Von Bulow's 1985...