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  • IWA Literature Group

    IWA (International Women Associates) has members in the city and suburbs. About 25 to 30 members meet once a month, cheerfully squeezing into members' living rooms. We come with notes and annotated copies. Our many volunteer leaders are adept at...
  • Michael Hainey book raises questions about truth versus family

    Michael Hainey book raises questions about truth versus family
    Say you had a family secret. A juicy one. The kind that speaks volumes about families. And you wrote a book about it. But your family hates the book. Or, at the very least, potentially feels embarrassment from it. Would you still release that book?...
  • James Wood champions realism in new book of essays

    James Wood champions realism in new book of essays
    There's a certain type of reader — often also a writer, with a leaf-fring'd MFA — who has it all figured out. The realist novel is a scam, a factory producing cardboard imitations of bourgeois life. This is the person at the party who mentions...
  • A Man Booker preview

    A Man Booker preview
    Some literary awards are like Christmas presents. They simply appear under the tree. We're all thrilled by the surprise — or in the case of the 2012 Pulitzer for fiction, not so thrilled by the missing present. The Man Booker Prize — for books...
  • The Biblioracle: Arranging the ideal bookshelf

    The Biblioracle: Arranging the ideal bookshelf
    We talk about books every week in this space, but most of time it's about the words inside them. This week, we have to discuss them as objects, more precisely as objects that should be stored in specific — very specific — ways. Some...
  • In the Arts

    In the Arts
    Sawdust Art Festival does fashion The Sawdust Art Festival hosted its first fashion show last week, according to a news release. Sawdust participants and clothing and textiles designers Olivia Batchelder, Leila Ehdaie, Michelle Holt, Helen McNamara,...
  • Poets drop out of T.S. Eliot Prize competition over politics

     
    Two poets who were shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize dropped out of contention last week, voicing concerns over its sponsor. Aurum Funds, an international financial firm, recently signed on for a three-year sponsorship of the prize; the company's...
  • Introducing the Hatchet Job of the Year Award

     
    The first Hatchet Job of the Year Award is designed to celebrate the year's most elegantly cutting book review....
  • On Sunday: John Irving, Elizabeth Gilbert's great-grandma in kitchen

     
    This Sunday's book coverage features John Irving's new novel "In One Person" and Elizabeth Gilbert's great-grandma in the kitchen....
  • This Sunday: Figment, Charles Dickens, Etgar Keret and more

     
    Figment awarded innovators prize at LA Times Book Awards. Letters by Charles Dickens and short stories by Etgar Keret this Sunday....
  • Pulitzer Prize problems: Fiction jurors speak out

     
    Two of three judges who selected the Pulitzer Prize fiction finalists have spoken out about no prize being awarded in the category this year....
  • Medal of Honor recipient sues defense firm, alleges retaliation

     
    Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer has sued defense contractor BAE Systems, saying its allegations about his mental condition made it impossible for him to find a job in the defense industry....