Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, Long-Serving Times Book Critic, Dies at 84

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in 1979. Readers and colleagues called him a judicious, authoritative voice on fiction and a seemingly boundless array of subjects, from Persian archaeology to fly fishing. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2018-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]

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Elaine Kendall, author and former L.A. Times book critic, dies at 91

Author Elaine Kendall was a longtime book critic for the Los Angeles Times. She died in Montecito at age 91. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-08-12 22:46:20 UTC ]
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Jill Abramson says Howard Kurtz trying to 'Foxify my book' by focusing on passage critical of New York Times

Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times, says that a Fox News report claiming that she views her former employer as biased against President Trump took words from her forthcoming book out of context. The Fox News article, written by Howard Kurtz and headlined "Former NY... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold dies at 57

Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times restaurant critic who richly chronicled the city’s vast culinary landscape and made its food understandable and approachable to legions of fans, has died. He was 57. Gold died of pancreatic cancer at St. Vincent Medical Center on... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-07-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Michiko Kakutani Ends Her Reign as The New York Times’ Chief Book Critic

The Michiko Kakutani book review is an institution unto itself, one that has now come to an end as The New York Times chief book critic steps down from her role after 38 years at the Times, 34 of which have been spent writing about the work of basically every author in the contemporary Western... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2017-07-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fiercest Book Critic of 2012? Camilla Long Had The Year’s Sharpest Hatchet

The Guardian called it: "Camilla Long’s comprehensive shredding of Rachel Cusk’s memoir of her divorce, Aftermath has won her the Hatchet Job of the Year award.” Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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L.A. Times Book Club's next book will be Laila Lalami's 'The Other Americans'

The Los Angeles Times Book Club has selected "The Other Americans" as its next book and hosts a July 30 conversation with author Laila Lalami at the Skirball Cultural Center. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-27 14:00:03 UTC ]
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L.A. Times Book Club’s next book will be Laila Lalami's ‘The Other Americans’

The Los Angeles Times Book Club has selected “The Other Americans” as its next book and hosts a July 30 conversation with author Laila Lalami at the Skirball Cultural Center. The novel is a mystery and family drama that unfolds in a Southern California desert town after a Moroccan immigrant... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-27 14:00:00 UTC ]
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Los Angeles Times Book Club reads 'The Library Book'

Just in time for summer reading, the Los Angeles Times Book Club has chosen "The Library Book" as our first community read and will host a June 25 forum with bestselling author Susan Orlean. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-06 10:00:06 UTC ]
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Los Angeles Times Book Club reads ‘The Library Book’

Just in time for summer reading, the Los Angeles Times Book Club has chosen “The Library Book” as our first community read and will host a June 25 forum with bestselling author Susan Orlean. Join us as we explore Orlean’s bestseller, a whodunit about the mysterious 1986 fire that gutted Los... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-06 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean talks ‘The Library Book’ on first day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

Susan Orlean cracked open her book and bent toward the microphone. “Covers burst like popcorn,” she said, reading from her book about the mysterious 1986 fire at downtown L.A.’s Central Library. “Pages flared and blackened and then sprang away from their bindings, a ream of sooty scraps soaring... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: Rachel Cusk, the long literary life of the Replacements and more book news

Hi, all! Carolyn Kellogg, books editor here, back from a trip to Helsinki, Stockholm and Paris with the not-at-all groundbreaking news that these are delightful cities. Yes, I shopped at Paris’ Shakespeare and Company, but not enough — when decided I needed to return for more books, I couldn’t... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Portraits from the L.A. Times Studio at the 2018 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Portraits from the L.A. Times Studio at the 2018 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Books: Writing and gun violence, women in criticism, politics at the Festival of Books and more

I’m L.A. Times books editor Carolyn Kellogg — welcome to this week’s newsletter. THE BIG STORY What can poetry do in the face of gun violence? Critic at large Adriana E. Ramirez attended a reading — in Florida, not long after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland — that... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: Favorite reads of the year from our Critics at Large and more book news

Greetings and salutations! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, Books editor of the L.A. Times with this week’s books newsletter. CRITICS PICKS This week the entire Sunday Calendar section is taken up with critics picks for the year in film, television, theater, music, art — and books. Seven of our Critics at... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Heyday Books, 'L.A. Times' Partner on Anti-Trump Book

California indie Heyday Books, which is best known as a publisher of regional titles, is departing from its standard fare with a new book called 'Our Dishonest President.' The essay collection, which Heyday crashed, is set to hit shelves on July 4. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Long on Shortlists at London Book Fair: The Expanded British Book Awards

With 23 categories, the newly re-introduced British Book Awards are an uber suite of combined honors, known to some as the Nibbies. The post Long on Shortlists at London Book Fair: The Expanded British Book Awards appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'New York Times Book Review' Announces Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2016

The 'New York Times Book Review' has revealed the 10 titles on its 64th annual list of Best Illustrated Children's Books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Festival of Books: Live coverage of the L.A. Times' annual #bookfest and Book Prize winners

Heaven for book nerds! The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is underway at the USC campus this weekend, where more than 500 authors are reading, discussing, signing, and living and breathing books. The lineup includes former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, "Top... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Burgers and books: Why McDonalds is serving books in its Happy Meals

From Feb. 2 through Feb. 15, McDonald's will be replacing its usual Happy Meal prize with a children's book. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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