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From 'The Cooked Seed,' Writer Anchee Min Sows A Path In America

May 15
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Bestselling author Anchee Min's second memoir "The Cooked Seed," tells the story of Min's life as an American immigrant.

Rants And Raves: Max Brooks And 'World War Z'

June 19
By Beth Accomando
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Hollywood’s version of the zombie apocalypse invades theaters this weekend with Brad Pitt and “World War Z” (opening June 21 throughout San Diego). But the film uses little more than the title of Max Brooks’ best-selling novel.

Joe Hill On His New Book 'NOS4A2'

May 20
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Horror writer Joe Hill's new novel, "NOS4A2," came out April 30. Listen to his full interview with KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando.

One Book, One San Diego Unveils 2013 Title

May 13
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KPBS is proud to announce the One Book, One San Diego book winner for 2013: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks.

Review: 'The Great Gatsby'

May 10
By Nathan John
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Guest critic Nate John says Hollywood's latest version of "The Great Gatsby" is a spectacle that merits the illustrious title. Catch the classic in theaters May 10.

Jerry Brown Called 'Trailblazer' In New Biography

May 6
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This first biography of California's governor in more than 30 years examines Jerry Brown's personal history and his unusual political career.

SDSU Takes Poetry International

April 24
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At San Diego State University, a literary journal called Poetry International works to broaden the boundaries of poetry through careful translation.

Prospero's Son: Local Author Writes Of Life, Books, Love And Theater

April 23
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UC San Diego Arts and Humanities dean discusses his memoir "Prospero's Son," a story about his family, its secrets and finding resolution.

Justin Bieber And His Faith In God Discussed At Point Loma Nazarene

Feb. 25
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Journalist, author and blogger Cathleen Falsani has written a book about pop star Justin Bieber and his faith in God.

Acclaimed Poet Billy Collins "X-Rays" Poems For San Diego Students

Feb. 19
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Poet Billy Collins is the headline speaker at this year's Point Loma Nazarene University's Writers Symposium By-The-Sea.

Scientology Founder Central Figure In Local Sci-Fi Collection

Feb. 13
By Angela Carone
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One of the world’s most impressive collections of science fiction is now in the hands of the San Diego State University library. It’s just part of the literary wealth of an SDSU graduate who’s begun to donate his collection to his alma mater. Edward Marsh is also a follower of the Church of Scientology. KPBS culture reporter Angela Carone visited his Escondido home to find out what else he collected.

Rants And Raves: The Whaling Bar

Jan. 31
By Beth Accomando
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My friend D.A. Kolodenko and I share a passion for film noir. So when he told me about the closing of the La Valencia Hotel's The Whaling Bar where Raymond Chandler would sit and drink, I decided it was worth noting.

Beginning 2013 With 'Reflections On The Pursuit Of Happiness'

Dec. 31
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New Year's words of wisdom on the pursuit of happiness from the pen of Thomas Jefferson.

Dr. Seuss's 'Midnight Paintings' Unveiled In New Art Book

Dec. 18
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Interesting stories about Ted Geisel's work revealed in "The Cat Behind the Hat."

Coronado-Based Author Wins Literary Award

Nov. 20
By Angela Carone
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The author of "Seating Arrangements" has won a prestigious literary award for writers under 30. It's her debut novel.