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Jacket CopyThe 2010 PEN World Voices literary festival will feature 150 writers from 40 countries. The festival's lineup includes literary fiction heavyweights Toni Morrison, Richard Ford, Salman Rushdie, Sherman Alexie, Elias Khoury, Roddy Doyle and Aleksander...
Contact: Nancy Sullivan, 213-237-6160, firstname.lastname@example.orgNEW YORK, (February 28, 2008) Maxine Hong Kingston has been named the winner of the 28th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes' Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement. The award was announced tonight along with the names of the 45 finalists for...
Tags: Fiction, Science, Wesleyan University, Festive Events, Poetry
LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2007 - The city renowned as the entertainment capital of the world will roll out the red carpet to celebrate the nation's largest public literary festival when the Los Angeles Times, in association with UCLA, holds the 12th Annual...
Tags: Fiction, Science, Fashion Shows, Ray Bradbury, Festive Events
There's much talk -- too much, if you ask some people -- about how to make sure young people will read books in our technological age. Heartening results come by way of the young adult section in bookstores (cf. Rowling, J.K. and Meyer, Stephenie) which...
Tags: Carl Hiaasen, Death, Crime (genre), Literature, Crimes
LOS ANGELES, March 9, 2004 – The Los Angeles Times has announced the finalists for the 24th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, which will be presented April 24 at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles. The 45 Book Prize finalists were announced...
Four Hundred Fifty-One Degrees is not a boy band. The group was founded by a boy, and it is led by a boy, but its ranks are primarily girls. It came together just 18 months ago and, depending on the week, it claims 15 to 20 members. That fluctuation...
In a previous column I discussed the practice of "sockpuppetry," where authors create fake online personas to pump up the ratings of their own books and trash those of their rivals. Recently, two additional stories have come to my attention that cast...
Tags: Book, Chicago Tribune, Stephen Strasburg, Tampa, Apple iPad
Just before N. Scott Momaday won the a 1969 Pulitzer Prize for "House Made of Dawn," Marshall Sprague reviewed the book for the New York Times and began: "This first novel, subtly wrought as a piece of Navajo silverware, is the work of a young Kiowa...
As the American Library Association kick off Banned Book Week, an annual event designed to draw attention to censorship issues, a bizarre case of visual censorship by IKEA is in the news. The Swedish furniture company acknowledged that catalogs...
Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
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