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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...

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