| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:46 PM
To find an Oscar best picture winner that didn’t play at the Toronto International Film Festival, you have to go back to 2006 and Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.” (The last three winners — “Argo,” “The...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:28 PM
In a wide-ranging interview (in Spanish) with the Mexico City literary magazine Letras Libres, Junot Díaz talks candidly about his relationship with women, and discusses his plans for “Yunior,” the alter ego who appears in two of his story...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:49 AM
Edmund S. Morgan, a leading scholar of the Colonial era who helped reinvigorate the reputations of the founding fathers, probed the country's racial and religious origins and, in his 80s, wrote a bestselling biography of Benjamin Franklin, has died in...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Lost at sea, lost in space, lost children, lost freedom, lost homeland, lost money, lost identity, lost jobs, lost hope, lost faith, lost lives: This fall, this is film. This is serious. I can't wait.
September always brings a change in the...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Who would have predicted that, in her late 80s, Harper Lee would have to file suit to get the control of "To Kill a Mockingbird" returned to her?
According to a lawsuit filed in May, Lee, in failing health, had been "duped" into assigning the...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Times photographer Barbara Davidson will be the next featured speaker at “The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series” Julia Dean Photo Workshops....
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:50 PM
President Obama will award the National Medal of the Arts and the National Humanities Medals to a total of two dozen writers, performers, artists and scholars on Wednesday.
Ernest Gaines, author of the books "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman"...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Richard Ford and Timothy Egan were named winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence at the American Library Assn.'s national conference on Sunday night. This is the second year of the awards.
The fiction citation went to Ford for his novel...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Literary tourists traveling to New York have long been drawn to the Algonquin Hotel, the site of the famed Algonquin Roundtable. Full disclosure: "Literary tourists" include me -- I've been there more than once to have a martini in its lounge.
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:46 PM
It may be only the start of summer, but the jockeying for position in Hollywood's end-of-year awards derby is already well under way.
The Weinstein Co. has moved the release dates of two of its hopefuls. "August: Osage County" is being pushed back to...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:03 AM
ICM Partners has struck an alliance with New York-based Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents, in a deal designed to strengthen the talent agency's presence in the publishing world.
Gelfman Schneider represents such authors as Jeffrey Deaver, the mystery...