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Change of SubjectStory: According to Ladbrokes, Bob Dylan is the odds-on favorite to win the Nobel Prize for literature (which will be announced Thursday morning). The British betting house has Dylan as the top possibility, running at 5-to-1 odds, ahead of Japanese......
Jacket CopyThe Writers Room opens Friday in a legendary writers drinking space in Hollywood....
Hans Keilson was a newly minted physician in the mid-1930s when the persecution began. As a Jew in Hitler's Germany, he was stripped of the right to practice medicine. A writer, he soon lost that identity too: His autobiographical first novel was pulped...
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Jacket CopyMark Twain will appear on a new stamp, with a celebration at the Hannibal, Missouri post office June 25....
Jacket CopyLots of great book titles with bacon! And if you've seen too many go by on Twitter lately, blame Carolyn Kellogg and Elissa Schappell....
Los Angeles TimesHere at Book Review, we know what looked good to us on the summer bookshelves, but we couldn't help but wonder what some of our favorite authors were looking forward to tossing in their travel bag or bringing out to the backyard or the beach for one of...
Harper Lee was working as an airline reservations agent in New York City, struggling to write a novel tentatively titled "Atticus," when a close friend gave her enough money to take time off and finish her book. Published in 1960 with an initial print run...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesDespite its name, Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" isn't a play so much about a geographic destination — Desire Street — as a place in the heart. In the Crescent City, both perspiration and sensuality still ooze from the pores,...
Los Angeles Times Book Critic"The past is never dead. It's not even past," William Faulkner wrote in 1951, two years after winning the Nobel Prize for literature. It's one of his best-known lines, but I don't think I ever truly understood it until I came to Oxford. For more than...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesEvery Day by the Sun A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi Dean Faulkner Wells Crown: 272 pp., $25 The marvelous stories that crowd the pages of "Every Day by the Sun" prove that when you have five generations of Southern relatives as your...
Wynton Marsalis is explaining jazz to me by talking about my boots. He is coming to Walt Disney Concert Hall this weekend to play his ambitious new composition, "Swing Symphony," with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. But before we get into musical details,...
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