Bestselling author Jon Krakauer is ticked off at fellow bestselling author Greg Mortenson — and he's dishing bigtime in a gory-details digital report being released today.
Hometown literary hero Michael Chabon’s hotly anticipated new book, Telegraph Avenue, is — fingers crossed — set to come out this year, and he’s got a lovely little piece up today on the Atlantic web site right now about the book and the East Bay, which apparently serves as the novel’s inspiration. Definitely worth a read.
As we near the end of this year in which America went broke, got high, and watched J.D. Salinger (and Gary Coleman) die, let's celebrate the East Bay's literary contributions to 2010.
A book by an Oakland author (writing as a parent and a psychologist) about kids whose biological gender doesn't represent who they feel they really are, and another book by another Oakland author about how to choose foods that aren't tainted with infectious bacteria, deadly molds, or body-altering hormones:
A Tamil pulp-fiction anthology from a small independent publishing house in India ranked among my best books of the year, as revealed in this week's Express Holiday Guide.
Don Weise, formerly of Oakland and currently of New York City, has just launched Magnus Books.
Emeryville now has its first poet laureate.
Oakland author Yiyun Li has just been named a recipient of the 2010 MacArthur "Genius" Grant.
Berkeley vegan chef Barry Schenker has a metaphorical bone to pick with commercial producers of vegan gelato.