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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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?...
  • 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,...
  • Make-up calls – and musings on the 2011 Man Booker

    Make-up calls – and musings on the 2011 Man Booker
    In the sporting world, there is something called the "make-up call." Umpires and referees deny it exists, but the idea is that when they blow a call — and the crowd is always happy to point out when this has occurred, employing the time-honored...
  • 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...
  • Should Joyce Carol Oates have revealed her second marriage?

     
    After all the conversation these last few years about the ethics of the memoir, you'd think we might have figured it out....
  • The Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist includes former Angeleno

     
    A onetime LA bartender rubs shoulders with Alan Hollinghurst and Julian Barnes on the 2011 Man Booker Prize longlist....
  • Man Booker Prize announces 2011 shortlist

     
    The 6-book shortlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize was announced Tuesday; Patrick deWitt, a former Los Angeles bartender, made the cut with his bawdy cowboy noir, "The Sisters Brothers."...
  • Julian Barnes wins 2011 Man Booker Prize

     
    The 2011 Man Booker Prize goes to Julian Barnes for The Sense of an Ending."...
  • Man Booker win shoots Julian Barnes to Amazon's top 10

     
    After his Man Booker Prize win, people are snapping up Julian Barnes' novel "The Sense of an Ending."...