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Panelists will include Zooey Deschanel, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Don Lemon, Lulu Miller, Walter Mosley, Deesha Philyaw and Meena Harris.

A year of isolation left us with a wealth of words. Hear from the poets, historians and fiction writers who gave us the most powerful books of 2020

COVID-19 canceled in-person author readings. Now the world is reopening. We ask five L.A. poets for their takes on what lies ahead.

The former House speaker’s memoir, ‘On the House,’ brims with fury over the Trumpy takeover of his party, tales of the good old days, not much else.

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Kevin Kwan on writing during the pandemic and how he juggles so much work On Now

Kevin Kwan on writing during the pandemic and how he juggles so much work

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Marlon James talks influences and mixing genres

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Marilynne Robinson, Author of 'Jack,' in Conversation with Héctor Tobar On Now

Marilynne Robinson, Author of 'Jack,' in Conversation with Héctor Tobar

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Memoirs of The Black Experience On Now

Memoirs of The Black Experience

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Viet Thanh Nguyen talks ‘narrative scarcity’

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“Chicken of the Sea” by Viet Thanh Nguyen and Ellison Nguyen A Reading and Conversation On Now

“Chicken of the Sea” by Viet Thanh Nguyen and Ellison Nguyen A Reading and Conversation

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Reading in the time of coronavirus

Jane and Raymond Wurwand commit $1 million in grants to support small businesses in Los Angeles County struggling to survive COVID-19.

2020 decimated our cultural and entertainment institutions. Artists have readjusted their ways of working. Many wonder if they can continue their craft even after the pandemic. Yet we’ve also seen resilience and creativity.

Across the city on Thanksgiving weekend, indie bookstores greeted lines of customers, kicking off a holiday season of high promise and existential concern.

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio talks about her eye-opening book “The Undocumented Americans” and what it taught her about herself. She’ll join the LAT Book Club on Dec. 15.

Forget the ugly-sweater parties. Grab a to-go coffee and shelter in place with these excellent books, columnist Gustavo Arellano writes.

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