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'Fault in Our Stars' writer John Green has a good read on teens, tech

Bestselling young-adult novelist John Green, who's being honored with the Innovator's Award at the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, says he is inspired by teenagers and finds encouraging signs in publishing's future.

Mimi Pond sketches an alter ego's youthful days in 'Over Easy'

'Over Easy,' a graphic novel from Mimi Pond - who has written for 'The Simpsons' and 'Pee-wee's Playhouse' - draws heavily on her experiences as a worker in an Oakland cafe. It's 'pure Mimi,' her editor says.

David Grand conjures early L.A. in 'Mount Terminus'

David Grand talks about 'Mount Terminus,' a novel set in early 20th century L.A. - and one that took 10 years to write and kept him estranged him from the city.

Publishing's panic seems to subside in 2013

Sure, there are uncertainties - about the relationship between print and digital, for example - but it's diversity that dominates.

Holiday books: Great reading for the season

L.A. Times books staff makes its holiday book recommendations: There are books for teens and toddlers, prizewinning novels and thrillers, science and sports, gorgeous coffee-table books and more. BOOKS Holiday books guide Advertisement Nov. 29, 2013 Our holiday books gift guide is packed: There...

Doris Kearns Goodwin's 'Bully Pulpit' brings Roosevelt-Taft era to life

Doris Kearns Goodwin combines Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft's relationship with a portrait of the muckraker era for a riveting if overly detailed read.

Kennedy assassination books fed an appetite for conspiracy

How I searched for meaning in a library of books about the John F. Kennedy assassination.

Seite Books comes of age on the Eastside

When Adam Bernales and Denice Diaz started Seite Books in a little storefront in East Los Angeles, a lot of people thought their taste in books was too highbrow.When Adam Bernales and Denice Diaz started Seite Books in a little storefront in East Los Angeles, a lot of people thought their taste in books was too highbrow.

Nathan Deuel on 'Friday was the Bomb,' his Middle East memoir

Over the last decade, hundreds of war memoirs have been written by soldiers and journalists who have experienced the war in the Middle East from the front lines. However, in “Friday Was the Bomb: Five Years in the Middle East” (Dzanc, $14.95 paper), Nathan Deuel recounts his time in...

Willy Vlautin on his new novel and L.A. reading with Chuck Palahniuk

Willy Vlautin knows what it's like to hit the road to bring his work to audiences. He's been leading his alt-country band Richmond Fontaine for 20 years, doing vans-and-better tours of the U.S. and Europe. So while a typical novelist usually does a limited number of readings around a book's...

Veterans' new fiction adds needed perspective on war zones

There is no such thing as "the veteran experience," particularly in a war on terror waged across multiple countries for more than 10 years. The experience of a Marine deployed to invade Iraq in 2003 is different from that of an Army chaplain in the Green Zone nine years later is different...

Jervey Tervalon has a taste for observation in 'Monster's Chef'

The novelist Jervey Tervalon likes to share this interesting fun fact about his life: He was born in the same year as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince.

Bruce Wagner continues his Hollywood topography in 'Maps to the Stars'

He stands in black boots and black coat, phone at his ear, as if conspiring with a distant demon. He beckons in a rooftop cafe and hangs up. The Hollywood Hills, which he has known since childhood, rise tidy and neat; houses shine, pools glimmer. But to him, the world beyond the artifice of...

To change attitudes, don't argue — agree, extremely

What if the best way to change minds isn’t to tell people why they’re wrong, but to tell them why they’re right? Scientists tried this recently and discovered that agreeing with people can be a surprisingly powerful way to shake up strongly held beliefs.

Young women with sexy social media photos seen as incompetent: study

Imagine a Facebook profile picture of a young woman in a red dress with a plunging neckline and a thigh-high slit that exposes a garter -- how do you think other young women will perceive her?

Jon Favreau's 'Jungle Book' casts newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli

Jon Favreau's adaptation of "The Jungle Book" has found its Mowgli in 10-year-old newcomer Neel Sethi, Disney announced Tuesday.

This North Carolina candidate wants votes, taco trucks and beer money

As a Libertarian pizza deliverer looking to upset the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina, long shot candidate Sean Haugh was bound to attract some attention.

Punter Chris Kluwe says he will sue Vikings for discrimination

Former Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe plans to sue the Vikings for discrimination, Kluwe and his lawyer said Tuesday at a news conference in Minneapolis.

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