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collage with the 9 winning titles and the mystery writers of america logo
David Kelly, May 02, 2018

At a ceremony in New York last week the Mystery Writers of America announced the winners of the 2018 Edgar Awards.


Albertine Prize banner
James Sherman, April 25, 2018

If you are a fan of contemporary French fiction, we hope you can take part in selecting the Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award for best contemporary French fiction in translation.


John Lee and the cover of four of the audiobooks he has narrated
James Sherman, April 04, 2018

John Lee has acted in productions at theatres around the country and is about to embark on the role of Malvolio in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night for Parson’s Nose Theatre in Pasadena.


cover for three of the books
David Kelly, April 03, 2018

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah remains in the top spot on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of Ap


movie posters for the 3 featured movies
Elizabeth Graney, March 30, 2018

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


Illustration of cherry blossom tree
Christa Deitrick, March 20, 2018

In 1999, the United Nations selected March 21st as its official World Poetry Day. The idea was to set aside one day each year to celebrate poetry’s unique ability to express the deepest and most universal aspects of the human condition.


read it first in big white cursive letters against a purple theater movie curtain illustration. Spotlight shining on the title as well.
Elizabeth Graney, March 03, 2018

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


book covers
David Kelly, February 22, 2018

After three weeks in the #2 spot, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin moves into the top spot on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of February 18, 2018, while


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