Inauguration poet Amanda Gorman’s star continues to rise as photoshopped images juxtapose her with famous folks such as Bernie Sanders and Maya Angelou.
Charles Wheelan’s “We Came, We Saw, We Left” charts the Wheelan family’s frantic global “gap year” — infections, iffy street food, tantrums and all.
Fresh from her breakout performance at the inauguration, poet Amanda Gorman bonds with Anderson Cooper over “Hamilton” and their shared speech impediments.
The president of historically Black Morgan State was so captivated by inaugural poet Amanda Gorman’s reading that he offered her a job on Twitter.
A new collection of old Didion essays, called “Let Me Tell You What I Mean,” has been published. Here’s where to rediscover the essay “Why I Write,” a spark of earnest hope behind the writer’s distant cool.
Kevin Kwan on writing during the pandemic and how he juggles so much work
Marlon James talks influences and mixing genres
Marilynne Robinson, Author of 'Jack,' in Conversation with Héctor Tobar
Memoirs of The Black Experience
Viet Thanh Nguyen talks ‘narrative scarcity’
“Chicken of the Sea” by Viet Thanh Nguyen and Ellison Nguyen A Reading and Conversation
Fiction: All You Need is Love
Reading in the time of coronavirus
The nation’s overlapping crises have sparked the notion that audiences want to be uplifted, more than anything else. I disagree.
Bestselling novelist Lisa See brings’The Island of Sea Women’ to the L.A. Times Book Club
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.
It wasn’t too hard for editors at dictionary-maker Merriam-Webster to choose a word that rose above most in 2020: ‘pandemic,’ of course.
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