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Camilla Läckberg should be better celebrated in the U.S., but her gripping update of a Fay Weldon thriller isn’t updated enough.

The film-critic narrator of his debut novel, “Antkind,” hate Charlie Kaufman, loves his mediocre successors and keeps falling into manholes.

In Leigh Stein’s new novel, “Self Care,” pioneers in “the wellness space” backstab each other, in a satire that already feels 100 years old.

In Lynn Steger Strong’s ‘Want,’ a writer, teacher and mother faces up to her own privilege and the precariousness of her middle-class life.

Reading in the time of coronavirus

Over the last three months, 17 writers provided diaries to the Times of their days in isolation, followed by weeks of protest. This is their story.

The literary holiday June 16 celebrates James Joyce’s great conflation of life and art “Ulysses.” This year the global revels — virtual, for the most part — will be more the latter than the former.

With curbside pickup and even some in-store visits available, there’s no reason to buy books at an online mega-store. Here’s a list of locals instead.

Like their peers across the U.S., booksellers in L.A. are adjusting to partially reopening their stores for curbside pickup amid the coronavirus.

As California bookstores gradually being to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a closer look at the state of the industry.

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Festival of Books

  • In light of public health concerns related to the coronavirus and out of an abundance of caution, the Los Angeles Times is postponing the Festival of Books and Food Bowl events,

    The 25th annual Festival of Books will be presented in association with the University of Southern California, on the USC campus, the weekend of Oct. 3-4, 2020.

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