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Feminist icon Gloria Steinem talks about life on the road

Gloria Steinem was under the weather. Her famously level gaze that for decades could silently convey “Really?” looked only weary as she sipped pomegranate juice to ease a cough. Always svelte, St...

Updated : 2016.10.12 14:33

Korean writer, translator launch US book tour

As part of a move to help promote Korean literature abroad, the Literature Translation Institute of Korea is hosting book launch events in various US cities. The books to be unveiled are Bae Su-ah’...

Updated : 2016.10.05 15:56

Poetry of life’s paradoxes in ‘Belly Button Disc’

“Whether the cow is brown, black or spotted, its milk is all white,” Kim Dong-ho muses in “White Milk,” included in his newly published compilation of translated poems “Belly Button Disc.” The...

Updated : 2016.10.05 15:54

A writer’s wisdom of the ages -- at 60

“Sixty: A Diary of My Sixty-First Year: The Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning?” By Ian Brown The Experiment (320 pages, $24.95) As a cranky wit and a wondrous observer, Ian Brown...

Updated : 2016.10.05 14:38

Pulitzer prize journalist takes on Donald Trump

Over an election season dominated by blatant flip-flops and lofty claims, there is one position that Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump has stood by firmly: He hates the media. But his ...

Updated : 2016.10.05 14:29

Mark Seliger takes on the unsung in book of trans portraits

NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly 50 years have passed since police raided New York’s Stonewall Inn, touching off protests on Christopher Street that fueled the LGBT movement. To mark the moment, the popular...

Updated : 2016.10.05 14:19

The farm boy Oscar Wilde of fashion sends up its follies

PARIS (AFP) - He's an Instagram-era Oscar Wilde, the chronicler of fashion world follies whose little red book has become a must-have accessory as anything on the Paris catwalk. Loic Prigent’s “I Lo...

Updated : 2016.10.05 14:14

Indian author Roy announces second novel after 20-year gap

NEW DELHI (AFP) -- Indian author Arundhati Roy announced on Monday that her second novel will be published in 2017 -- 20 years after she won the Booker Prize for her debut one. Roy, an activist and ...

Updated : 2016.10.04 14:03

Writers' privacy row erupts as Italy's Ferrante unmasked

ROME (AFP) -- One of literature’s most talked-about mysteries appeared to have been cracked Monday with the unmasking of the identity of the Italian publishing sensation Elena Ferrante. In its wake,...

Updated : 2016.10.04 13:58

Chicago blogger Luvvie Ajayi offers wit, wisdom in new book ‘I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual’

“I’m Judging You” By Luvvie Ajayi Henry Holt (256 pages, $17) The wit of culture blogger Luvvie Ajayi (AwesomelyLuvvie.com) has earned her quite the following. She has been called upon by the ...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:51

‘Children of the New World’ finds virtual realities disenchanting

“Children of the New World” By Alexander Weinstein Picador (240 pages, $16) The typical protagonist of Alexander Weinstein’s cautionary tales in “Children of the New World” is a man who could...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:45

My Hometown: Springsteen launches book tour in New Jersey

FREEHOLD, New Jersey (AP) -- The Boss was back in his hometown. Bruce Springsteen’s latest tour opened Tuesday, and the rocker who usually lets his songs do the talking yielded to fans to take a ...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:31

Mara Wilson is not Matilda anymore

When Mara Wilson was a little girl, Hollywood couldn’t get enough of her. She was one of those child actors who seemed preternaturally mature. Her vocabulary was surprisingly expansive. She could c...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:29

Syrian poet Adonis says poetry 'can save Arab world'

GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AFP) -- Noted Syrian poet Adonis, whose name surfaces regularly as a top contender for the Nobel literature prize, says religious fanaticism is “destroying the heart of the Arab w...

Updated : 2016.09.26 11:56

Jonathan Safran Foer’s ‘Here I Am’ depicts a marriage falling apart

“Here I Am” By Jonathan Safran Foer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (592 pages, $28) True to the crumbling marriage at its center, what’s best in “Here I Am” — Jonathan Safran Foer’s moving, madd...

Updated : 2016.09.21 16:26