Literature

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

‘Risk of Us’ details foster-care adoption journey

Rachel Howard’s new book “The Risk of Us” is about surviving childhood…

‘Inheritance’ a gripping memoir about family, love, identity

In her thoughtful and gripping new memoir, “Inheritance,” Dani Shapiro recounts the…

‘Golden State’ an evocative story about a mother in crisis

“The Golden State,” an impressive and insightful debut novel by San Francisco…

Activists unite for change at YBCA 100 Summit

For each one of the 100 people and organizations being honored at…

Oakland’s urban Indians come to life in exquisite ‘There There’

Tommy Orange’s “There There” is a Bay Area bestseller for a reason.…

Hearst’s journal Alta celebrates first anniversary

Publishing the debut issue of the Journal of Alta California in October…