Dorany Pineda writes about books, publishing and the local literary scene for the Los Angeles Times. She served a brief stint in City News Service’s police beat and was a general assignment reporter for the Los Angeles Wave newspaper. Pineda earned her bachelor’s in literature from UC Santa Cruz in 2012 and a journalism certificate from East Los Angeles College in 2017.
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El ex presidente Obama se unió a la cineasta Ava DuVernay para conversar sobre “Una tierra prometida”, su legado y su activismo durante un evento del Club del Libro.
Former President Obama joined filmmaker Ava DuVernay for a conversation about “A Promised Land,” his legacy and activism during a Book Club event.
At a panel Sunday for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, S.A. Cosby, Danielle Evans, Robert Jones Jr. and Nikky Finney discussed Black life across genres.