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October 28, 1997 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By the time James Michener celebrated his 56th birthday, he had published 16 novels--and he was considered a late bloomer. By the time Sandra Benitez celebrated her 56th birthday earlier this year, she had published exactly one. Last month's release of her second novel, "Bitter Grounds" (Hyperion), continues her 17-year journey from creative writing courses in night school to a place among rising Latina novelists.
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October 28, 1997 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By the time James Michener celebrated his 56th birthday, he had published 16 novels--and he was considered a late bloomer. By the time Sandra Benitez celebrated her 56th birthday earlier this year, she had published exactly one. Last month's release of her second novel, "Bitter Grounds" (Hyperion), continues her 17-year journey from creative writing courses in night school to a place among rising Latina novelists.
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March 3, 1996
The first Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held April 20 and 21 at UCLA's Dickson Plaza. Admission is free. More than 100 authors--including Sandra Benitez, Ray Bradbury, Catherine Coulter, Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, Pico Iyer, Jonathan Kellerman, Judith Krantz, Garry Marshall, Dennis Miller, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Carolyn See, Amy Tan, Joseph Wambaugh and Abigail Van Buren--will participate in panel discussions and other events.
BOOKS
March 17, 1996
The first Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held April 20 and 21 at UCLA's Dickson Plaza. Admission is free; parking at UCLA is $5. Among the more than 100 authors who will participate in panel discussions and other author events are Noah Adams, Sandra Benitez, Ray Bradbury, Phyllis Burke, Octavia Butler, Mark Doty, Judith Freeman, Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, Pico Iyer, Jonathan Kellerman, Dean Koontz, Judith Krantz, Garry Marshall, Dennis Miller, Richard Reeves, Dr.
BOOKS
April 7, 1996
The first Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held April 20 and 21 at UCLA's Dickson Plaza. Admission is free; parking at UCLA is $5. Times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 20 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 21. A full schedule of events, ranging from author panels to children's book and poetry readings, will appear in a special section in The Times on Sunday, April 14.
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June 5, 2003 | Kristina Sauerwein, Times Staff Writer
Super Diaper Baby's adventures continued Wednesday afternoon as parents, teachers and administrators contemplated banning a feces-fighting storybook character from the Riverside Unified School District.
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June 13, 2003 | Kristina Sauerwein, Times Staff Writer
First, Super Diaper Baby triumphed over the evil Deputy Doo Doo. On Thursday, the storybook character defeated critics who wanted the infant banned from the Riverside Unified School District. In a 5-2 vote, a seven-member committee of teachers, parents and administrators rejected a parental guardian's request to remove Dav Pilkey's "The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby" from its libraries and classrooms.
BOOKS
September 11, 1994
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. The nominees in each category are listed below; winners will be announced in late September. FICTION WHILE ENGLAND SLEEPS, by David Leavitt (Viking) REMEMBERING BABYLON, by David Malouf (Pantheon Books) THE HOLDER OF THE WORLD, by Bharati Mukherjee (Alfred A. Knopf) THE SOLOIST, by Mark Salzman (Random House) THE RIFLES, by William T.
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