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  • Mohsin Hamid on 'Filthy Rich' and 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

    Mohsin Hamid on 'Filthy Rich' and 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

        Join us for a live video chat  April 23 at 10 a.m. with Mohsin Hamid, author of the novels "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" and "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," which was shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker prize. A film adaptation of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" opens Friday in L.A....

  • Inside the Festival of Books with David Ulin and Carolyn Kellogg [Live chat]

    Inside the Festival of Books with David Ulin and Carolyn Kellogg [Live chat]

      On Tuesday, join L.A. Times book critic David L. Ulin and me, Carolyn Kellogg, for a video chat about the L.A. Times Festival of Books. The festival takes place the weekend of April 20-21 on the USC campus, and we'll be bringing you our insiders' preview. We'll try to share some of the insights...

  • Live video chat with Hugh Howey, author of the sensational 'Wool'

    Live video chat with Hugh Howey, author of the sensational 'Wool'

    Join us for a live video chat with Hugh Howey, author of the sensational dystopia "Wool." First self-published as an e-book -- as a single short story, even -- "Wool" gained its own momentum and is now a 528-page print book published this month by Simon & Schuster. Yes, Howey wrote a little bit...

  • Pondering the Pope with 'Vatican Diaries' author John Thavis

    Pondering the Pope with 'Vatican Diaries' author John Thavis

    Why is Pope Benedict XVI quitting? And who might replace him? Those are two of the questions we put to John Thavis, who spent more than three decades covering the Vatican for the Catholic News Service. He peels back the veil of the Vatican in his book "The Vatican Diairies: A Behind-the-Scenes...

  • Hector Tobar and David L. Ulin on the inauguration as literature

    Hector Tobar and David L. Ulin on the inauguration as literature

    This morning, staff writer Hector Tobar and I talked about Monday's presidential inauguration through the filter of its writing, paying particular attention to President Obama's inaugural address, and the commemorative poem, "One Today," by Richard Blanco. See the video below. We started by discussing...

  • Video chat with Will Self on 'Umbrella' and more

    Video chat with Will Self on 'Umbrella' and more

  • Previewing 2013's books

    Previewing 2013's books [Google+ Hangout]

    Join book critic David L. Ulin and me for a video chat about the books we're looking forward to in 2013. We'll be talking live Tuesday at 10 a.m. In part, the conversation will preview my article in Sunday's Los Angeles Times, which looks at the hot titles for the first half of the year. I've talked...

  • David Ulin and Carolyn Kellogg discuss literary adaptations

    David Ulin and Carolyn Kellogg discuss literary adaptations

    L.A. Times book critic David L. Ulin went to see "Gatz" last weekend -- that's a live stage version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby." Ulin's review is forthcoming in the L.A. Times, but he gives us a preview of his thoughts -- and then we talked about what makes an adaptation successful....

  • Michael Connelly video chat: Harry Bosch and 'The Black Box'

    Michael Connelly video chat: Harry Bosch and 'The Black Box'

    Bestselling author Michael Connelly joined the Los Angeles Times for a video chat on the publication day of his new mystery, "The Black Box." In the book, set in present day, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch investigates a cold case: a murder committed during the 1992 Los Angeles riots. That was the...

  • Can writing be taught? David Ulin and Carolyn Kellogg discuss

    Can writing be taught? David Ulin and Carolyn Kellogg discuss

    In the video chat below, L.A. Times book critic David L. Ulin and books staff writer Carolyn Kellogg try to decide if creative writing can be taught. As hundreds of thousands tackle NaNoWriMo, we wonder what it takes to make a writer a writer. Is it natural talent? Hard-learned lessons? Determination...

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