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  • Math concepts in 'A Parallelogram' a challenge to some audiences

    Math concepts in 'A Parallelogram' a challenge to some audiences
    A refresher course in high school geometry isn't a prerequisite for "A Parallelogram," the play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Norris running at the Mark Taper Forum. But it certainly wouldn't hurt. The four actors in Norris' strange, ambiguous domestic...
  • 'Hothouse' an irresistible history of Farrar Straus & Giroux, dirt and all

    'Hothouse' an irresistible history of Farrar Straus & Giroux, dirt and all
    Years ago, when he was publishing my first novel, Charles Scribner III told me a joke: "How do you make a small fortune in publishing?" The punch line: "Start with a large fortune." The joke came to mind while reading "Hothouse," Boris Kachka's juicy...
  • Who thinks Haruki Murakami will win the Nobel Prize in literature?

    Who thinks Haruki Murakami will win the Nobel Prize in literature?
    Who thinks Japanese writer Haruki Murakami will win the Nobel Prize in literature? British bettors do. British betting house Ladbrokes has Murakami as this year's favorite for the Nobel Prize in literature. The author of such books as "1Q84," "Norwegian...
  • David Ulin picks his top books for fall

    David Ulin picks his top books for fall
    Fall is a terrific time to be a reader. Publishers shake off their summer doldrums and get down to business again. And writers? Well, writers settle in also and put out big books. Over the next few months alone, we'll see new releases from an array of...
  • Author doesn't want you to buy his book on Amazon

    Author doesn't want you to buy his book on Amazon
    Novelist and independent bookseller Jaime Clarke has, like many writers before him, launched a website tied to the promotion of his new book. "Vernon Downs" will be available from Amazon in April 2014, but his website urges readers to consider pre-...
  • Would novelists want to be friends with Humbert Humbert?

    Would novelists want to be friends with Humbert Humbert?
    In a widely circulated interview with Publishers Weekly, writer Claire Messud was asked if she would want to be friends with the protagonist of her new novel, "The Woman Upstairs." She responded with frustration: "For heaven’s sake, what kind of...
  • D.T. Max takes on the life of David Foster Wallace

     D.T. Max takes on the life of David Foster Wallace
    D.T. Max knew what he was getting into when he decided to write a biography of David Foster Wallace. In March 2009, he published a long piece in the New Yorker about Wallace's suicide and the author's inability to finish "The Pale King," the novel left...
  • On Sunday: Alain Mabanckou, Jonathan Franzen and lumber as history

     
    In Sunday books: a talk with UCLA author Alain Mabanckou, plus reviews of the latest by Jonathan Franzen, lumber as history and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's letters and diaries....
  • Oprah relaunches book club, saying 'I still believe in books'

     
    Are you ready for Oprah's Book Club 2.0? Bring your Kindles, if you like....
  • Sarajevo with tears: Another walk down Logavina Street

     
    Barbara Demick says that" real Sarajevans don’t like to talk about the war," but her book, "Logavina Street," follows the lives of a small community during the conflict. It has been re-released, with additional materials, commemorating the 20th...
  • Most interesting comment thread of the day, courtesy Helen DeWitt

     
    Novelist Helen DeWitt takes issue with the romantic idea that a writer is a person who has to write....