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  • Choicest of the choice

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    April 18, 2012 | 1:25 pm

    Much has changed in the book business since the Los Angeles Times launched its Festival of Books 17 years ago, but the FOB — as it is fondly known — remains the premier event of the literary calendar for the more than 100,000 readers and writers who never miss it.

    The 2012...

  • The book festival gets a new home

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    April 26, 2011 | 5:05 pm

    The headliners at the 2011 edition of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books range from literary luminaries like Carolyn See, Dave Eggers, T.C. Boyle and Jennifer Egan, to fitness icon Jillian Michaels and master prestidigitator Ricky Jay, but the biggest news is the change of...

  • The Next (book) conversation

    By Tom Teicholz

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Can a conversation inspire a city? A people?

    Nextbook, an organization devoted to Jewish literature, culture and ideas (www.nextbook.org) came to L.A. last weekend, staging a full day festival at UCLA's MacGowan and Freud theaters called "Acting Jewish: Film, TV, Comedy, Music," the...
  • Read to Me

    By Rob Eshman

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    You never forget your first, and mine was Milton Steinberg.

    Not his novel, "As a Driven Leaf." I'd read that later in

    life, after my wife, a rabbi, looked at me unbelievingly one day and said, "You've never read 'As a Driven Leaf?'"

    For her, and for so many others, it was a seminal...

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  • Walk for Hunger

    By Andrea Adelson

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Walk for Hunger

    Organizers of the third South Orange County Interfaith Walk for Hunger and Cultural Fair invite the public to participate in the Oct. 26 event, which promises to build bridges between faiths while fulfilling the mitzvah of feeding the hungry.

    Last year, the "crop...

  • People of the Book Festival

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish books are hot these days.

    Jonathan Fass should know; he's directing the People of the Book - Jewish Book Festival, a program of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles, which turns four years old this week. The emergence of the festival is part and parcel of the...

  • Spellbound

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    "I was in all of one spelling bee in my life," confides Myla Goldberg, the author of "Bee Season," who'll read from her stunning debut novel at the Jewish Book Festival this week. The overachiever was in the fourth grade, and she smugly expected to win - until she was asked to spell...

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