Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Books

Books for young readers from Banerjee, Frattino, Gibaldi and Koehler

Books for young readers from Banerjee, Frattino, Gibaldi and Koehler

Authors will discuss a YA novel about teens caught up in the drug trade, a graphic version of a beloved Florida story, a YA romance set in theater camp and a middle-grade adventure on an island of gar
Published: 11/09/18
In Gilbert King’s words: an excerpt from ‘Beneath a Ruthless Sun’

In Gilbert King’s words: an excerpt from ‘Beneath a Ruthless Sun’

The Pulitzer Prize winner’s second book centers on a true crime in Lake County.
Published: 11/09/18
Impressive short story collections from two Florida writers

Impressive short story collections from two Florida writers

Jon Chopan’s “Veterans Crisis Hotline” tells stories of soldiers trying to recover from war; Vanessa Blakeslee’s “Perfect Conditions” juxtaposes the surreal and the everyday.
Published: 11/09/18
Roy Peter Clark is reading and writing about writing

Roy Peter Clark is reading and writing about writing

The Poynter Institute writing coach and prolific author is also reading “Florida Soul,” about music in the Sunshine State.
Published: 11/09/18
Four crime fiction authors talk about writers who don't write crime fiction

Four crime fiction authors talk about writers who don't write crime fiction

Ace Atkins, Michael Koryta, Steph Post and Lori Roy on their favorite authors who write something other than mysteries.
Published: 11/08/18
'We Fed an Island' sinks its teeth into disaster relief in Puerto Rico

'We Fed an Island' sinks its teeth into disaster relief in Puerto Rico

Award-winning chef Jose Andes writes a bold memoir about feeding millions after Hurricane Maria, and about the federal government's failure to help its citizens.
Published: 11/08/18
Jean Heller and Cheryl Hollon bring back engaging mystery series

Jean Heller and Cheryl Hollon bring back engaging mystery series

Heller’s newspaper columnist, Deuce Mora, chases a serial arsonist in Chicago; Hollon’s glass artist, Savannah Webb, is at sea instead of in St. Petersburg.
Published: 11/08/18
Tayari Jones talks about the novel that changed her life

Tayari Jones talks about the novel that changed her life

Acclaimed, bestselling and anointed by Oprah Winfrey, “An American Marriage” brought the author a wider readership for a novel about the impact of social injustice on families.
Published: 11/07/18
In Hugh LaFollette’s words: an excerpt from ‘In Defense of Gun Control’

In Hugh LaFollette’s words: an excerpt from ‘In Defense of Gun Control’

The Cole Chair in Ethics at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg explores a topic that’s anything but simple.
Published: 11/07/18
Gary Shteyngart talks about ‘Lake Success,’ a Greyhound bus trip into America

Gary Shteyngart talks about ‘Lake Success,’ a Greyhound bus trip into America

Set during the 2016 presidential campaign, the acclaimed author's satirical novel follows a runaway hedge fund manager’s adventures.
Published: 11/07/18