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Southern Arizona Authors

One of this month's authors has been interviewed by Oprah and Dr. Phil.

Tucson Storytimes, author events and book clubs for Nov. 26-Dec. 2

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

New Orleans' lively literary scene is a holiday gift to book-lovers

It’s a bright, beautiful Small Business Saturday and bookseller Tom Lowenburg is handing out name tags and lanyards to local authors at Octavia Books to act as

Bill Gates' favorite reads of 2017 include Viet Thanh Nguyen's 'The Sympathizer'

Microsoft co-founder and prolific philanthropist Bill Gates unveiled his picks Monday morning on his blog, Gates Notes.

Review: 'The Big Book of the Continental Op'

“Continental Op” revolutionized the traditional detective figure. A new book shows how.

Pilot’s incredible tale of being shot out of the sky

This is an edited extract from Courage In The Skies: The Untold Story Of Qantas, its brave men and women and their extraordinary role in WWII.

Cozy up with a good read

This holiday season, give the reader on your list a book they will treasure. Good Night Storiesfor Rebel GirlsBy Francesca Cavallo and Elena FavilliThese two best friends have hit

Gift your loved ones and your community with these socially conscious goods

Shopping locally helps employ neighbors and keeps dollars close to home. But many local businesses take it a step further by dedicating a portion of proceeds from some sales to

Louisiana Literature: 'Rising Above the Rubbish: Living Words for Dead

Editor's Note: "Louisiana Literature" highlights recently published books from area authors.

Book review: ‘The Ocean in My Ears,’ a coming-of-age novel set in Soldotna

Meagan Macvie’s debut novel for young adults is about Meri Miller, a 17-year-old Soldotna girl who can’t wait to get out of town and start her life.

Books: Best Books of 2017, Andy Weir, American Airstream contradictions and more

For the first time since 1931, we have released a list of our Best Books of the Year.

Andy Weir's 'The Martian' was a huge hit. And now he's hoping he's not a one-hit

We catch up with Andy Weir, whose novel "The Martian" went from self-published online project to Oscar-winning film, on the eve of the publication of his follow-up, "Artemis."

Galway Kinnell's poetry transformed the world, but the world has changed

Galway Kinnell was a giant of 20th century poetry; Craig Teicher admires and reconsiders his “Collected Poems.”

A lost-and-found surrealist treasure: 'Mrs. Caliban' by Rachel Ingalls

Newly reissued, Rachel Ingalls surrealist masterpiece "Mrs. Caliban" is the story of a romance between a lonely housewife and an amphibious humanoid named Larry.

'Insidious Intent' shows Val McDermid deserves her Queen of Crime crown

Celebrated characters like Detective Carol Jordan and psychologist Tony Hill reappear in Val McDermid's new crime novel 'Insidious Intent,' which investigates a twisted criminal

Fantastic books for the teens, toddlers and kids in between on your list

Fantastic books to give to the young people — from teens to toddlers — on your list, including titles by John Green, Cassandra Clare and Angie Thomas and the new board book,

Cocktails, crafts, rap, Bob Ross, yoga and cats: Great stocking stuffer books

Cocktails, crafts, yoga and cats (together): Great bookish stocking stuffers with a bit of Bob Ross, Stephen Colbert and Chuck D

Introducing the L.A. Times Critics-at-Large

Meet the new Critics-at-Large for our books pages. These 10 writers have beautiful voices, brilliant minds, critical insights and strong opinions. We are delighted that they will

Alexander Chee on the life, work and loss of his mentor, Kit Reed

Critic at large Alexander Chee remembers his mentor, the writer Kit Reed.

Claire Messud’s ‘The Burning Girl’ takes on a fraught friendship with

Claire Messud's new novel, 'The Burning Girl,' is reviewed by Critic at Large Rebecca Carroll.

During Trump's present, it's hard to write the future, says science fiction

Critic at large John Scalzi on how Trump's presidency has created surprising turns for those writing science fiction

Alexander Chee's guilty reading pleasure: Tom Ripley

Critic at Large Alexander Chee has read Patricia Highsmith's novels as a respite from the news

Rigoberto González on Arundhati Roy's 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness':

“The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" is rich and complex but ultimately falls somewhere between novel and history lesson.

Ernest Hemingway's long-lost Los Angeles visit

When Ernest Hemingway produced a film about the Spanish Civil War, L.A. threw parties for him

'Hunger,' Roxane Gay's striking memoir of food, trauma and the body, is

Hunger, Roxane Gay's striking memoir of food, trauma and the body is ferociously honest

Adriana E. Ramirez on why readers love 'The Hate U Give'

It's like 'The Hunger Games,' but real: Adriana Ramirez on the importance of the YA book 'The Hate U Give'

Where do art and the humanities belong? David Kipen on the new American Writers

David Kipen on the American Writers Museum and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

10 things you don't know about authors on book tour

John Scalzi reveals what's really happening behind the scenes when authors go on book tour - and come to the Festival of Books.

When the robots take over; 4 new sci-fi reads

Recent sci-fi novels about the imminent rise of artificial intelligence.

Whereforeart thou, rock gods? 'Uncommon People' has the answer

Has the age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, passed? From rock's ascendance in the 1950s to the 1990s and the death of Kurt Cobain, we saw swagger, recklessness and

'The Torture Report: A Graphic Adaptation' illustrates the grim reality of CIA

A graphic novel-style version of the government's report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program is a difficult read.

'Wonder Valley' is an L.A. thriller that refuses to let readers look away

L.A. mystery novelist Ivy Pochoda takes on the gritty side of the city and its exurbs in this story of people losing their footing and seeking revenge.

How fake news, hoaxes and humbug are about race

In 'Bunk,' Kevin Young looks at the history of fakery and fake news and the historical connection to race in America.

Fascinating new nonfiction

Capsule reviews of more new nonfiction titles.

'Mrs. Osmond' takes up where Henry James' 'Portrait of a Lady' left off but

In 'Mrs. Osmond', John Banville revisits Isabel from 'Portrait of a Lady' and imagines her life after marriage.

Review The Tunnel at the End of the Light: Essays on Movies and Politics by Jim

Jim Shepard’s smart new collection of essays, “The Tunnel at the End of the Light.”

Book review of Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s

Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove chronicle black-white relations in D.C.

Book review of A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight for a Vietnam War

James Reston, Jr. recounts the artistic and political battles over the Vietnam War memorial.

A father’s secret: His first wife had been young Tennessee Williams’s girlfriend

Melanie McCabe recounts discovering that her father had stolen the playwright’s early love