Bestselling author Anchee Min's second memoir "The Cooked Seed," tells the story of Min's life as an American immigrant.
- June 19
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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.
Horror writer Joe Hill's new novel, "NOS4A2," came out April 30. Listen to his full interview with KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando.
KPBS is proud to announce the One Book, One San Diego book winner for 2013: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks.
- May 10
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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.
This first biography of California's governor in more than 30 years examines Jerry Brown's personal history and his unusual political career.
At San Diego State University, a literary journal called Poetry International works to broaden the boundaries of poetry through careful translation.
UC San Diego Arts and Humanities dean discusses his memoir "Prospero's Son," a story about his family, its secrets and finding resolution.
Journalist, author and blogger Cathleen Falsani has written a book about pop star Justin Bieber and his faith in God.
Poet Billy Collins is the headline speaker at this year's Point Loma Nazarene University's Writers Symposium By-The-Sea.
- Feb. 13
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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.
- Jan. 31
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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.
New Year's words of wisdom on the pursuit of happiness from the pen of Thomas Jefferson.
Interesting stories about Ted Geisel's work revealed in "The Cat Behind the Hat."
- Nov. 20
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The author of "Seating Arrangements" has won a prestigious literary award for writers under 30. It's her debut novel.