Advertisement

Books

Advertisement

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 On Now

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

10:53

marlon james books chat On Now

Marlon James talks influences and mixing genres

9:48

Marilynne Robinson, Author of 'Jack,' in Conversation with Héctor Tobar On Now

Marilynne Robinson, Author of 'Jack,' in Conversation with Héctor Tobar

1:04:58

Memoirs of The Black Experience On Now

Memoirs of The Black Experience

1:04:05

On Now

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks ‘narrative scarcity’

9:47

“Chicken of the Sea” by Viet Thanh Nguyen and Ellison Nguyen A Reading and Conversation On Now

“Chicken of the Sea” by Viet Thanh Nguyen and Ellison Nguyen A Reading and Conversation

41:01

Fiction: All You Need is Love On Now

Fiction: All You Need is Love

1:19:54

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.

More on Books

Join Our Book Club

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

Recent hardcover fiction and nonfiction lists.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement