Literature

Forum on ‘Forests of California’ towers at virtual Litquake

Beloved SF literary festival goes online during pandemic, remains jam-packed

 

Yaa Gyasi’s ‘Transcendent Kingdom’ is masterful

Sweeping novel addresses hopes, tragedies of Ghanaian family in U.S.

 

‘She Represents’ tells stories of modern women politicians

Book for teens digs deeper than ‘girl power’ volumes

 

Funny guidebook assists ‘People of Pallor’

East Bay author shares ‘what not to say to Black people’

Book details history of protests for young activists

48 Hills publisher Marke Bieschke aims to educate about power of dissent

A journey from straight Texas to gay San Francisco

S.F. Gay Men’s Chorus director pens stirring memoir

Jam-packed Asian Pacific American Heritage Month goes online

Share culture in books, food, films, fine art, music, panels

City Lights virtual book talks continue in May

Authors, editors, translators discuss new titles

‘Apeirogon’ looks at Middle East with empathy

Colum McCann’s novel explores loss, friendship between rivals

‘Un-Trumping America’ a riveting call to arms

Dan Pfeiffer’s funny book will inspire readers to vote

  • Feb 23, 2020

Allende masterfully illuminates refugee experience

‘Long Petal’ reveals shattering effects of Spanish Civil War

For Nina G, stuttering brings laughter

Comedian, disability rights advocate pens amusing memoir

David Talbot survives stroke with humor

Editor’s journalistic memoir a quick, heartfelt read

  • Jan 4, 2020

Cambodian survivor tells dramatic story of ‘Good Fortune’

Sieu Sean Do recalls life before, during reign of terror

Robyn Crawford tells all about Whitney Houston

Memoir reveals many sides of groundbreaking pop singer

Shoe guru John Fluevog celebrates 50 years

Designer’s new book is ‘Unique Soles for Unique Souls’

Michael Koppy sounds out on bad songwriting

‘Words and Music’ a vigorous critique of the sorry state of pop offerings

Flea faces father complex in new memoir

‘Acid for the Children’ details Red Hot Chili Peppers’ star’s parent issues

Rhyming John Lithgow takes on Trump

Author-illustrator’s new satire is ‘Dumpty’

‘Dutch House’ a powerful drama about family and memory

Ann Patchett excavates emotional ruin in gripping new novel