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  • Louis Simpson dies at 89; Pulitzer-winning poet

    Louis Simpson dies at 89; Pulitzer-winning poet
    "A poet," Louis Simpson once wrote, "should wish for enough unhappiness to keep him writing." Simpson may not have wished for trouble, but he kept writing for 60 years — spare, powerful poems about war, infidelity, suburban alienation and other...
  • John Updike's house to become a museum

     
    The John Updike Society will purchase the author's childhood home, with plans to turn it into a museum....
  • The 2012 Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to Nancy Huston

    The 2012 Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to Nancy Huston
    England's most feared literary prize was announced Tuesday night -- "awarded" wouldn't be the right word, because the winning author was not in attendance. That was Nancy Huston, who took the 2012 Bad Sex in Fiction Award for her novel "Infrared." The...
  • Review: 'The Way the World Works' maps Nicholson Baker's mind

     Review: 'The Way the World Works' maps Nicholson Baker's mind
    -------------------- The Way the World Works Essays Nicholson Baker Simon & Schuster: 319 pp., $25 -------------------- Nicholson Baker's new book, "The Way the World Works," is a miscellany: a collection of 34 essays originally published in...
  • Review: Jim Holt's compelling 'Why Does the World Exist?'

     Review: Jim Holt's compelling 'Why Does the World Exist?'
    -------------------- Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story Jim Holt Liveright: 310 pp., $27.95 -------------------- "How old is the Universe?" Kurt Vonnegut asked in his 1973 novel "Breakfast of Champions." "It is one half-second...
  • Ryan McIlvain's novel 'Elders' goes inside the Mormon faith

    Ryan McIlvain's novel 'Elders' goes inside the Mormon faith
    During the 2012 presidential election, Republican candidate Mitt Romney's openness about his Mormon faith brought to the surface many of the generalizations Americans maintain about what it means to be a Mormon. Ryan McIlvain's debut novel "Elders"...
  • Bob Dylan, authors voted into American Academy of Arts and Letters

    Bob Dylan, authors voted into American Academy of Arts and Letters
    The traditionally staid American Academy of Arts and Letters is both charmed and flummoxed by Bob Dylan. The academy announced Wednesday that it voted the musician into its ranks -- its first rock musician ever. But he will be an honorary member: Not...
  • Steve Martin on writing, art and 'An Object of Beauty'

    Steve Martin on writing, art and 'An Object of Beauty'
    Yellow shoes are the only giveaway. Without them, Steve Martin's just another New Yorker in a somber gray coat, braced against the coming winter, out Christmas shopping for his wife; just another writer with a new book he will see in the window of...
  • This Sunday: The critic's art and Gil Scott-Heron too

     
    The Los Angeles Times Book section looks to its Jan. 29, 2012, issue. Book criticism, Gil Scott-Heron and more....
  • The Far East Movement drop 'Bump from the Trunk Vol. 1'

     
    The Far East Movement make pop music. Their core is hip-hop and they incorporate various strains of electronic music, but they make music for the masses and they do it well....
  • Take Grisham out to the ballgame

     
    John Grisham's new novel "Calico Joe," coming in April, will be about baseball....