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  • Joyce Carol Oates on memory and personality: An interview

    Joyce Carol Oates on memory and personality: An interview

    There are few acclaimed writers as prolific as Joyce Carol Oates. In her career, which has spanned over half a century, she has published more than 100 books. That's become the generic lead, the shorthand way to introduce a discussion of her work. If not that, then writers seem to focus on her...

  • Marcia Clark on how her new book is different than the old Marcia, Marcia, Marcia

    Marcia Clark on how her new book is different than the old Marcia, Marcia, Marcia

    Famous as lead prosecutor in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson, Marcia Clark still works as a lawyer, but she's also an author. First came 1997's "Without a Doubt," a memoir of the case, and more recently, a series of legal thrillers. Clark's first four novels starred the same main character, Rachel...

  • Festival of Books: Female writers talk 'mansplaining,' un-motherhood

    Festival of Books: Female writers talk 'mansplaining,' un-motherhood

    Rebecca Solnit didn’t invent the term "mansplaining." Nor does she necessarily appreciate the idea she gave birth to it. "I’m its aunt, anyway." The question of neologistic genealogy came up during Sunday’s panel, hosted by Times Books and Culture Editor Joy Press, who asked the San Francisco-based...

  • Festival of Books: Authors frame the issue of being black in America

    Festival of Books: Authors frame the issue of being black in America

    With recent shootings of unarmed black men by white cops, many people find themselves discussing the status of race in America. At the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Sunday, a panel of authors tackled the conversation in a panel titled "Being Black: Race and Justice in the U.S." The conversation...

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