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April 24, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Bestselling novelist Jonathan Evison dropped by our video booth at the L.A. Times Festival of Books to talk with L.A. Times columnist Robin Abcarian about "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving," his novel that has just been released in paperback.  The book is about a middle-aged man whose life has bottomed out and who takes a night course in caregiving -- "he learns to insert catheters and avoid liability," Evison explains, showing some of...
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November 13, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
It's not hard to find an author at a bookstore: Just go during the early evening and look for the person squinting under the bright lights, reading to a small crowd of people seated in folding chairs. But on Small Business Saturday, the roles will be reversed: They won't be taking center stage. They'll be there to help you.  Authors have signed up to spend the Saturday after Thanksgiving volunteering as booksellers at their local independent bookstores . About 100 independent bookstores nationwide are planning to have authors come in and assist customers.
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April 21, 2012
Panel: Fiction: The Big Picture When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday Where: Taper Hall Who: Panelists are Jonathan Evison, Anthony Giardina, Lauren Groff and Chad Harbach, moderated by Laurie Muchnick Information: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/
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April 24, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Bestselling novelist Jonathan Evison dropped by our video booth at the L.A. Times Festival of Books to talk with L.A. Times columnist Robin Abcarian about "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving," his novel that has just been released in paperback.  The book is about a middle-aged man whose life has bottomed out and who takes a night course in caregiving -- "he learns to insert catheters and avoid liability," Evison explains, showing some of...
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August 24, 2012 | by Carolyn Kellogg
Welcome to the first edition of the Book Trailer Screening Room. Today we bring you Andrew McCarthy, Antoine Wilson and Jonathan Evison. McCarthy is yes, the same Andrew McCarthy who was a heartthrob in the 1980s. In recent years, he's mixed travel writing -- serious, award-winning travel writing -- in with his career as an actor. And his acting talents show in the trailer for his first book, "The Longest Way Home. " There he sits, anxious in the face of his impending nuptials; there he goes, hiking wild jungles (scary crocodiles!
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November 13, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
It's not hard to find an author at a bookstore: Just go during the early evening and look for the person squinting under the bright lights, reading to a small crowd of people seated in folding chairs. But on Small Business Saturday, the roles will be reversed: They won't be taking center stage. They'll be there to help you.  Authors have signed up to spend the Saturday after Thanksgiving volunteering as booksellers at their local independent bookstores . About 100 independent bookstores nationwide are planning to have authors come in and assist customers.
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August 3, 2008 | Antoine Wilson, Antoine Wilson is the author of "The Interloper."
All About Lulu A Novel Jonathan Evison Soft Skull Press: 340 pp., $14.95 paper -- In JONATHAN EVISON'S quirky debut novel "All About Lulu," the first thing Will Miller does is warn the reader: "I'm going to give you all the Copperfield crap, and I'm not going to apologize for any of it." It's a spunky move, both alluding to and rejecting Holden Caulfield's opening line from "The Catcher in the Rye."
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April 21, 2012 | By August Brown
Here's one thing the novelists at Saturday morning's "The Big Picture" panel at the L.A. Times Festival of Books could agree on: None was overly concerned with the big picture in their work. "I don't think the 'big picture' applies to my book at all," said Chad Harbach, the author of "The Art of Fielding" and the publishing world's reigning Sad Young Literary Man. "It's only really interested in social forces as they impinge on this small group of characters. " "I didn't think about the big picture, except for the fact that I followed a character for 40 years," Anthony Giardina said about his "Norumbega Park.
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May 22, 2008 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
The deal Paul Miller and Dan Lindau with Crossroads Films ("Snow Angels" and "A Love Song for Bobby Long") option the rights to Jonathan Evison's "All About Lulu," a literary coming-of-age story about a scrawny kid from West L.A. who grows up in a family of bodybuilders and falls hopelessly in love with his stepsister. The players Miller and Lindau are producing. Evison is represented on literary rights by Mollie Glick and on film rights by Jessica Regel, both with the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency.
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February 20, 2011 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
West of Here A Novel Jonathan Evison Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 486 pp., $24.95 The trailing end of Manifest Destiny curls back on itself in "West of Here," Jonathan Evison's ambitious novel of the Pacific Northwest. Set dually in 1890 and 2006, the kaleidoscopic story follows those hoping to build their legacies in the wilds of Washington state's Olympic Peninsula. The fictional town of Port Bonita ? a stand-in for Port Angeles ? is at the center of the story.
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August 24, 2012 | by Carolyn Kellogg
Welcome to the first edition of the Book Trailer Screening Room. Today we bring you Andrew McCarthy, Antoine Wilson and Jonathan Evison. McCarthy is yes, the same Andrew McCarthy who was a heartthrob in the 1980s. In recent years, he's mixed travel writing -- serious, award-winning travel writing -- in with his career as an actor. And his acting talents show in the trailer for his first book, "The Longest Way Home. " There he sits, anxious in the face of his impending nuptials; there he goes, hiking wild jungles (scary crocodiles!
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2012
Panel: Fiction: The Big Picture When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday Where: Taper Hall Who: Panelists are Jonathan Evison, Anthony Giardina, Lauren Groff and Chad Harbach, moderated by Laurie Muchnick Information: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/
NEWS
April 21, 2012 | By August Brown
Here's one thing the novelists at Saturday morning's "The Big Picture" panel at the L.A. Times Festival of Books could agree on: None was overly concerned with the big picture in their work. "I don't think the 'big picture' applies to my book at all," said Chad Harbach, the author of "The Art of Fielding" and the publishing world's reigning Sad Young Literary Man. "It's only really interested in social forces as they impinge on this small group of characters. " "I didn't think about the big picture, except for the fact that I followed a character for 40 years," Anthony Giardina said about his "Norumbega Park.
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May 22, 2011 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
Here at Book Review, we know what looked good to us on the summer bookshelves, but we couldn't help but wonder what some of our favorite authors were looking forward to tossing in their travel bag or bringing out to the backyard or the beach for one of those long, sunny afternoons. For many, the coming months seem to be a chance to catch up on those beguiling titles we somehow don't have time for the rest of the year but are oh-so made for summer. Peter Bognanni, recently awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction for "The House of Tomorrow": Since I'm teaching a class on the novella in the fall, I'm looking forward to reading "Goodbye, Columbus" by Philip Roth again.
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February 20, 2011 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
West of Here A Novel Jonathan Evison Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 486 pp., $24.95 The trailing end of Manifest Destiny curls back on itself in "West of Here," Jonathan Evison's ambitious novel of the Pacific Northwest. Set dually in 1890 and 2006, the kaleidoscopic story follows those hoping to build their legacies in the wilds of Washington state's Olympic Peninsula. The fictional town of Port Bonita ? a stand-in for Port Angeles ? is at the center of the story.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2008 | Antoine Wilson, Antoine Wilson is the author of "The Interloper."
All About Lulu A Novel Jonathan Evison Soft Skull Press: 340 pp., $14.95 paper -- In JONATHAN EVISON'S quirky debut novel "All About Lulu," the first thing Will Miller does is warn the reader: "I'm going to give you all the Copperfield crap, and I'm not going to apologize for any of it." It's a spunky move, both alluding to and rejecting Holden Caulfield's opening line from "The Catcher in the Rye."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2011 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
Here at Book Review, we know what looked good to us on the summer bookshelves, but we couldn't help but wonder what some of our favorite authors were looking forward to tossing in their travel bag or bringing out to the backyard or the beach for one of those long, sunny afternoons. For many, the coming months seem to be a chance to catch up on those beguiling titles we somehow don't have time for the rest of the year but are oh-so made for summer. Peter Bognanni, recently awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction for "The House of Tomorrow": Since I'm teaching a class on the novella in the fall, I'm looking forward to reading "Goodbye, Columbus" by Philip Roth again.
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April 26, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
"The amazing thing about James Brown, for me," says R.J. Smith, "is you can't figure him out. " That's not uncommon for a music journalist, but it reveals just how complex Brown was -- Smith was his biographer. Smith, the author of 2012's "The One: The Life and Music of James Brown," dropped by our video booth at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to talk about his book and about James Brown, the godfather of soul. "He was a civil rights arbiter, and he was a Republican," Smith tells L.A. Times features editor Alice Short.
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May 22, 2008 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
The deal Paul Miller and Dan Lindau with Crossroads Films ("Snow Angels" and "A Love Song for Bobby Long") option the rights to Jonathan Evison's "All About Lulu," a literary coming-of-age story about a scrawny kid from West L.A. who grows up in a family of bodybuilders and falls hopelessly in love with his stepsister. The players Miller and Lindau are producing. Evison is represented on literary rights by Mollie Glick and on film rights by Jessica Regel, both with the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency.
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