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“There’s a haunting quality to the place,” says Denise Hamilton, who corralled dystopian tales from Luis Rodriguez, Aimee Bender, Charles Yu and others.

How novelist Lisa See brought Korea’s fearless women divers to life in “The Island of The Sea Women.”

An Israeli-born critic was wary of Rebecca Sacks’ kaleidoscopic debut, ‘City of a Thousand Gates.’ Why she wound up loving it.

Finalists for the prizes, whose winners will be announced March 25, include books by Martin Amis, James Shapiro, Raven Leilani and Karla Cornejo Villavicencio.

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

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Marlon James talks influences and mixing genres

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Viet Thanh Nguyen talks ‘narrative scarcity’

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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.

ReedPop announced Tuesday that it was retiring BookExpo, the largest publishing convention in the U.S. Some say its decline was inevitable, even before COVID.

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Festival of Books

  • For four weeks starting October 18, the Los Angeles Times, in partnership with USC, will celebrate 25 years of the Festival of Books, Stories & Ideas with 25 individual virtual events. Given ongoing guidance related to COVID-19, the Times has reimagined the festival as a communitywide gathering to be held online.

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