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  • Sarajevo with tears: Another walk down Logavina Street

     
    Barbara Demick says that" real Sarajevans don’t like to talk about the war," but her book, "Logavina Street," follows the lives of a small community during the conflict. It has been re-released, with additional materials, commemorating the 20th...
  • Self-publishing for the 1%

     
    Venture Press, a new custom service, will help wannabe authors create a book -- for $100,000 and up....
  • Oprah relaunches book club, saying 'I still believe in books'

     
    Are you ready for Oprah's Book Club 2.0? Bring your Kindles, if you like....
  • On Sunday: Alain Mabanckou, Jonathan Franzen and lumber as history

     
    In Sunday books: a talk with UCLA author Alain Mabanckou, plus reviews of the latest by Jonathan Franzen, lumber as history and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's letters and diaries....
  • This Sunday: Spring books preview, Anne Lamott and jazz

     
    Our books preview for spring includes lots of events, exciting titles....
  • Paperback Writers: Classic Patricia Highsmith

    Paperback Writers: Classic Patricia Highsmith
    Guilt was Patricia Highsmith's great theme. In her books even the good know they're not innocent, and they carry an apprehension that they too will be found out. "Night was falling quickly, with visible speed like a black sea creeping over the earth,"...
  • Digital Book World Conference heralds a new 'golden age'

    Digital Book World Conference heralds a new 'golden age'
    A clear and energetic optimism on the state of the industry was in the air this week at the Digital Book World Conference in New York. In 2010, e-book sales rose by around 400% and pulled in almost $1 billion in sales. Madeline McIntosh, Random House's...
  • Michael Robbins shakes up poetry world with 'Alien vs. Predator'

    Michael Robbins shakes up poetry world with 'Alien vs. Predator'
    Michael Robbins called from the road. He explained he was driving back to Chicago from Mississippi, headed for his new apartment in Andersonville, white-knuckling at the wheel of a U-Haul too big for him, a drumbeat of imminent freeway death pounding in...
  • Celebrity Scoop: Amanda Peet

    So many actors say they knew from an early age that they belonged onstage. But Amanda Peet actually hurled herself onto one -- while a production was in progress -- when she was 3. "Luckily it was a children's play," says Peet, who stars in NBC's "Bent,"...
  • Vladimir Sorokin's 'Day of the Oprichnik'

    Vladimir Sorokin's 'Day of the Oprichnik'
    Every so often a writer becomes his country's major literary export. Word has it that Jonathan Franzen is the American novelist for Europeans these days, and the Russian novelist of the moment for Americans seems to be Vladimir Sorokin. Praised as a...
  • They're playing our poem

    They're playing our poem
    If you want to make Stephen Sondheim mad enough to swat you over the head with a rolled-up musical score, try this: Call him a poet. As Sondheim insists in interviews, essays and in the introduction to his book "Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics...
  • Stage invades history

    Stage invades history
    JUST over two years ago I seemed always to be in California, taking part in the celebrations surrounding the release of the film I'd written of Michael Cunningham's novel "The Hours." While the creative team was giving interviews and being mildly feted,...