Sunday, January 21, 2018
Books

2013 Times Festival of Reading authors and books

Featured authors

Raymond Arsenault, Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Southern Historian Sheldon Hackney

Nicholson Baker, Traveling Sprinkler

Mark Billingham, The Dying Hours

Susan Boyer, Lowcountry Bombshell

Karen Brown, The Longings of Wayward Girls

Nancy Cavanaugh, This Journal Belongs to Ratchet

James Clark, Pineapple Anthology of Florida Writers

Marcia Clark, Killer Ambition

Roy Peter Clark, How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times

John Dos Passos Coggin, Walkin' Lawton

Claire Conner, Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right

Edwidge Danticat, Claire of the Sea Light

Eric Deggans, Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation

Bill DeYoung, Skyway

John Dufresne, No Regrets, Coyote

Patricia Engel, It's Not Love, It's Just Paris

David Finkel, Thank You for Your Service

Jamie Ford, Songs of Willow Frost

Samuel Freedman, Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights

Vanessa Gezari, The Tender Soldier: A True Story of War and Sacrifice

Stephanie Hayes, Obitchuary

Angela Hunt, The Offering

Gilbert King, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

Jeff Klinkenberg, Alligators in B-Flat

Bernard LaFayette Jr., In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma

Michael Largo, The Big, Bad Book of Beasts

Michael Lister, The Big Beyond

Peter and Jeanne Meinke, Truth and Affection: The "Poet's Notebook" Column From Creative Loafing

Dr. Rob Norman, Discover Magazine's Vital Signs: True Tales of Medical Mysteries, Obscure Diseases, and Life-Saving Diagnoses

Ridley Pearson, Choke Point

Jayne Anne Phillips, Quiet Dell

Lori Roy, Until She Comes Home

James Sheehan, The Alligator Man

Phillip Sipiora, Mind of an Outlaw: Selected Essays by Norman Mailer

Laura Lee Smith, Hearts of Palm

J.A. Souders, Renegade

Ira Sukrungruang, In Thailand It Is Night

Lynn Waddell, Fringe Florida

Carlton Ward Jr., Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition

Kent Wascom, The Blood of Heaven

Rick Yancey, The Final Descent

Times staffers

Tim Nickens and Daniel Ruth, winners of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for editorials

Colette Bancroft, book editor

Lennie Bennett, visual arts critic

Sean Daly, pop music critic

Steve Persall, movie critic

Comments
‘Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies at 78

‘Year in Provence’ author Peter Mayle dies at 78

Peter Mayle, whose international bestseller A Year in Provence sent countless tourists to the vineyards and lavender fields of Southern France, has died.In an email, Mr. Mayle’s publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, reported that he died Thursday in a hospital...
Published: 01/18/18

Events: Bob Woodward to speak at Mahaffey

Book TalkAuthor and journalist Roy Peter Clark (Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer) will lead a workshop, "How to Read Like a Writer," at 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Tickets $5.Bob Woodward ...
Published: 01/18/18
Notable: Books from those countries

Notable: Books from those countries

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Published: 01/18/18
Review: Tim Dorsey’s ‘The Pope of Palm Beach’ reveals a sweeter side of Serge Storms

Review: Tim Dorsey’s ‘The Pope of Palm Beach’ reveals a sweeter side of Serge Storms

It’s an odd thing to say about a book in the Serge Storms series, but The Pope of Palm Beach is really kind of sweet.Serge might not want to hear that. He does, after all, kill people, in highly creative ways, when he’s not in manic pursuit of his pa...
Published: 01/18/18
‘Fire and Fury’ burns up bestseller lists

‘Fire and Fury’ burns up bestseller lists

When author Michael Wolff was interviewed on the Today show about his book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Savannah Guthrie asked him how he felt about President Donald Trump’s attacks on it. Wolff responded, "Where do I send the box of ...
Published: 01/17/18

Events: Writers in Paradise features Banks, Lippman, more

Book TalkThe Writers in Paradise evening readings continue this week. All readings will take place in the Miller Auditorium at Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Books will be available for purchase on site. All readings are free and o...
Published: 01/11/18
Notable: Books on Trump, one year in

Notable: Books on Trump, one year in

NotableOne year inWith the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration approaching, here are new books about him. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House (Henry Holt) by Michael Wolff is the incendiary look at the administration that provoke...
Published: 01/11/18
Andre Dubus III reads to ‘sink more deeply’ into the human condition

Andre Dubus III reads to ‘sink more deeply’ into the human condition

NightstandAndre Dubus IIIEckerd College’s Writers in Paradise conference takes place this week, and one of the returning faculty members is Andre Dubus III. Dubus is the author of six books, including Bluesman, Townie and two novels turned films, The...
Published: 01/11/18
Steph Post’s Florida noir ‘Walk in the Fire’ a sizzling sequel to ‘Lightwood’

Steph Post’s Florida noir ‘Walk in the Fire’ a sizzling sequel to ‘Lightwood’

In Steph Post’s new novel, Walk in the Fire, there’s a young aspiring criminal with a gift for astute observation. Asked to describe the tiny Central Florida town of Silas, where much of the book takes place, he says, "You drive through and it’s like...
Published: 01/11/18
Former Times columnist Klinkenberg named Florida Folk Heritage Award winner

Former Times columnist Klinkenberg named Florida Folk Heritage Award winner

Raise a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice and toast former Tampa Bay Times columnist Jeff Klinkenberg. This week, he was announced as one of three 2018 winners of the Florida Folk Heritage Awards.The awards honor outstanding folk artists and folk ...
Published: 01/10/18