This month, it’s all about L. A. In the January 2016 episode of Reading by Moonlight, David Kipen discusses new non-fiction, either about Los Angeles or by writers with roots in Los Angeles.
This months literary picks:
Upcoming literary events:
There are some great events for aspiring writers at UC Riverside later this week. Including a talk by Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrara, February 2nd at 7 PM. Details here.
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“A Better Goodbye” by John Schulian is about a boxer who can’t get passed the death of his opponent in the ring. “It’s a savvy book about boxing, but it’s also a sweet little love story, and as you might expect from a sports writer, it’s just really gritty and smart,” Kipen says.
“William Cameron Menzies: The Shape of Films to Come” by James Curtis tells the life story of the man who invented production design. “He’s the guy we have to thank for the Burning of Atlanta in ‘Gone With the Wind,'” Kipen says. “It’s just so refreshing to have a biography of a film figure who’s not an actor, who’s not a director.”
“Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water and the Real Chinatown” by Marc Weingarten isn’t your typical Mulholland biography. “This is for somebody who doesn’t want to spend three weeks with Mulholland, but wants to know the story,” Kipen says.
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…It’s time for our favorite segment on books we call Reading by Moonlight.
- The American Writers Museum announced it will have a new home in Chicago in 2017.
- James Patterson is collecting nominations to reward people’s favorite independent booksellers.
- November is National Novel Writing Month.
- Book: “10,000 Steps a Day in LA”
David Kipen of the Libros Schmibros Lending Library in Boyle Heights dropped by to talk about all this and more.
No audio this month.
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Take Two’s book critic David Kipen, founder of Libros Schmibros, joins the show with his list of literary highlights for the coming month:
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In this month’s installment, the new novel by Los Angeles novelist and screenwriter Seth Greenland, “I Regret Everything” is one of David’s picks for February.
David also discusses: the literature of the Inland Empire, and upcoming literary and cultural events.
Just in time for the Full Wolf Moon, it’s time for another installment of Reading by Moonlight, David Kipen’s roundup of bibliocentric events.
Just in time for the Full Cold Moon, Reading by Moonlight, David Kipen’s monthly wrap up of California-inspired literary news. In this month’s installment, David discusses ‘Earthquakes! Mudslides! Fires! and Riots,’ CA portraits, LA’s on the map and recommends great gifts for bibliophiles.
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