Literature

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

Bay Area’s 10-day Litquake turns 20

More than 860 authors appear at some 200 events, and most are free

Litquake hosts ‘BoJack Horseman’ creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Creator of surreal TV show focuses on love, compromise in new short story collection

Kate Tempest an eclectic, evocative poet and more

English spoken-word artist defies classification

Chronicle Books launches narrative non-fiction imprint

Longtime design-centric SF publisher expands focus

Dutch heroine saves Jewish children in ‘Last Train’

Meg Waite Clayton’s Holocaust-set novel inspires

‘Incendaries’ a gripping tale of young, lost souls

R.O. Kwon’s debut novel explores how faith leads to violence

‘Disappearing Earth’ reveals life in Russia’s remote East

Julia Phillips’ novel a haunting, intense debut

Neal Stephenson considers eternal afterworld in ‘Fall’

Speculative sci-fi author takes on cons of tech

  • Jun 4, 2019

Stephen J. Dubner brings ‘Freakonomics Radio Live!’ to The City

Podcaster revamps popular program for the stage

  • May 12, 2019

‘Wild Impossibility’ a tale of mothers and memory

Cheryl Ossola launches debut novel in The City

‘Halibut on the Moon’ evocatively details one man’s descent

David Vann’s fictionalized account of father’s road to suicide is heartbreaking