New Yorker editor David Remnick offers his take on Donald Trump’s “race-baiting.”
Harper Lee speaks: The tight-lipped author of To Kill a Mockingbird has released a statement refuting the claim that a forthcoming book by Marja Mills, The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee, was “written with direct access to Harper and Alice Lee and their friends and family.” According to Lee, “I have not willingly participated in any book written or to be written by Marja Mills. . . . Any claims otherwise are false.”
Brooklyn author and editor Christian Lorentzen talks to Jennifer Egan, Kurt Andersen, and Courtney Love (the granddaughter of the beloved Brooklyn novelist Paula Fox), about Martin Amis's impending move to Brooklyn. It’s a timely topic for Lorentzen, who is leaving the borough, writing, “Next month I'm joining the neurotic exchange and moving to London, a city I mostly know through Mr. Amis's books.”
How will you navigate the Los Angeles Times’s Festival of Books, which takes place this weekend? You could try the app. Just make sure you look up from your smart-phone from time to time, or you could miss something.
Tonight in New York, the PEN World Voices festival presents what promises to be an intense talk between Edmund White, an American Francophile who needs no introduction, and Pierre Guyotat, the French author who wrote the cult classic Eden Eden Eden and Coma, a recent book that describes how Guyotat's tempestuous relationship with language almost killed him.
The latest installment of Emily Gould’s “Cooking the Books,” an Internet cooking and chat show, features Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch, authors of the ambulatory, Basho-influenced, and philosophical book Ten Walks/Two Talks. As always, the theme is cooking, but this time it has a twist—the trio makes fortifying juices from shoplifted food.