Book Review | Dec 03, 2013
Half travel book, half fancy, Michael Jacobs' The Robber of Memories imagines Columbia's tumultuous Magdalena as a river of myth, able to steal the memories of anyone who drinks its waters. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Nov 30, 2013
This year's batch of kid lit picks by Hucklebee's Book Store co-owner Valerie Lewis features stories about people solving problems. By Cy Musiker
Literature | Nov 30, 2013
A collection of rad children's books by some of our favorite artists, most of them local. By Kristin Farr
Literature | Nov 18, 2013
Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, a literary journal known for publishing experimental fiction and emerging writers alongside household names, celebrates its 15th birthday with an anthology of selected works. Editor Dave Eggers remembers the magazine's early days, when it was a "land of misfit writings" that had been rejected from more mainstream publications. By NPR Staff
Book Review | Oct 30, 2013
Dave Eggers latest novel takes current social media trends into the not-so-distant future. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Event | Oct 17, 2013
Lit Crawl is a one-night literary extravaganza (83 events, 517 writers in 3 hours) that takes over San Francisco's Mission District every year at the close of the annual Litquake festival. These four curated adventures -- with printable maps -- just scratch the surface. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Oct 13, 2013
I got some of my favorite recipes from fictional people and so can you! By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Oct 09, 2013
This year the festival is featuring 850 writers over the course of a week, so it's pretty near impossible to pick just a few to attend. Litquake is a marathon, not a sprint. Pace yourself, drink plenty of liquids, start with these nine events -- and then go from there. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Sep 09, 2013
In fall, publishers release their “big books.” Here are eight of the more intriguing titles. By Oscar Villalon
Book Review | Aug 31, 2013
Subtitled "An Autobiography of My Appetites," Kate Christensen's memoir chronicles her unusual upbringing and complex relationship with food. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
The game Charles Darrow sold in the 1930s bore a striking resemblance to a game Lizzie Magie patented in 1904. In The Monopolists, Mary Pilon tells Monopoly's origin story.
Offutt's late father went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography. The writer tells Fresh Air his dad believed he would be "extremely famous" for it.
In his novel She Will Build Him a City, Raj Kamal Jha weaves the reality he sees as a journalist in New Delhi — where many gravitate looking for a better future — into a fictional, magical world.
One of rock music's most loved, feared and prolific scribes, the 72-year-old Christgau says he knew early on that he liked criticism better than journalism: "I didn't want to get into people's faces."
Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Celebrates Black History Month
KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community by commemorating Black History Month. During February, KQED Public TV 9 and KQED 88.5 FM schedule programs that focus on African American themes and issues.
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.