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  1. Critical Conversation: Colette Bancroft and Jay Cridlin on Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize (with video)

    Popculture

    What does it mean that Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature? Times Book Critic Colette Bancroft and Pop Music/Culture Critic Jay Cridlin weigh in.   Jay: I can honestly say I didn't have a horse in this race. Were you surprised? Were you rooting for anybody? …

    Bob Dylan before being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House in Washington, on May 29, 2012. Dylan, one of the world's most influential rock musicians, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Oct. 13, 2016, for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition, in the words of the Swedish Academy. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)
  2. Events: Michael Koryta in conversation with Times book editor Colette Bancroft

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    Book Talk …

  3. Notable: Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Books

    Notable Scott and Ernest Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, towering figures of 20th century American literature, still inspire books. …

  4. Events: Jeff VanderMeer to speak, sign at Oxford Exchange

    Books

    Book Talk Bestselling speculative fiction author Jeff VanderMeer (Borne) will appear, in conversation with novelist Weike Wang (Chemistry), at 1:30 p.m. May 28 at the Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. …

  5. Events: Poets Morgan Parker, Erica Dawson at Oxford Exchange

    Books

    Book Talk Poets Morgan Parker (There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé) and Erica Dawson (The Small Blades Hurt) will discuss and read from their work at 1:30 p.m. May 21 at the Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. …

    Idina Menzel
  6. Notable: Unquiet minds

    Books

    Notable Unquiet minds These memoirs tell the heartfelt stories of people dealing with psychosis, anxiety and grief.  …

  7. Wine of the Week: Mark West Black Pinot Noir Monterey County 2015

    Spirits

    Mark West Pinot Noir, with its cheerful yellow label and thrifty price point, has long been a favorite of folks looking for a reliably drinkable, well-priced red. …

  8. Colette Bancroft's favorite 2015 books — and a few she didn't like

    Books

    Picking 10 favorite books from the past year is always difficult. Not thinking of 10 books I loved — that's easy, in any year. The hard part is choosing which of the 30 or 40 other books I loved to leave out. …

  9. Notable: Between the lines

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    Notable Between the lines Three new books about books will delight bibliophiles. …

  10. Notable: Moms' memoirs

    Books

    Notable Moms' memoirs Looking for a Mother's Day gift? Consider an entertaining book by one of these moms.  …

  11. Wine of the week: Chateau St. Jean Bijou 2014 California Chardonnay

    Spirits

    In summer, I'm often thirsty for the lighter side of chardonnay. The big, buttery, oaky mouthfuls seem overbearing when it's 90 degrees outside. I want fruit and structure, but with a little sparkle. …

    Chateau St. Jean Bijou 2014 California Chardonnay
  12. Book Talk: Oxford Exchange Book Fair presents more than 30 local authors

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  13. Events: Jane Plitt to discuss, sign books in Bradenton

    Books

    Book Talk Jane Plitt (Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream; Martha's Magical Hair) will discuss and sign her adult and children's books at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 16 at the Women's Resource Center, 1926 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. …

  14. Notable: Nature writing

    Books

    Notable Nature writing In the spirit of Earth Day, new books about our relationship with nature for kids and adults. The End of the Wild (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) by Nicole Helget is a thoughtful novel for middle-grade readers about the impact of fracking on one young girl's family. …

    Julian Lennon Teaches Kids Planet Preservation in New Children's Book, 'Touch The Earth'

Credit: Sky Pony Press
  15. Oxford Exchange hosts book fair for local authors

    News

    Discover local literary talent during the third annual OE Book Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday (May 7) at the Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd. Attendees will get the chance to learn about local writing programs, institutions and organizations. …

    Lee Irby will be among the authors to hold workshops at the third annual OE Book Fair planned for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd.
  16. Events: Sarah Gerard to discuss, sign 'Sunshine State: Essays'

    Books

    Book Talk Sarah Gerard (Sunshine State: Essays) will discuss and sign her book at 3 p.m. April 30 at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa. …

  17. Review: L.A. music scene in the '60s rocks again in 'Everybody Had an Ocean'

    Books

    I was 13 when I went to my first rock concert, a 1966 show by the Beach Boys at the long-gone Bayfront Arena in St. Petersburg. After the last song, one of my friends dashed up on the empty stage and nabbed the paper cup left behind by dreamboat drummer Dennis Wilson. We cut it up and shared the relic, swooning at the notion that his lips had touched it.  …

    The Beach Boys are shown in 1966. Clockwise from top left: Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson and Al Jardine.
  18. Review: Sedaris' diaries reveal, but not too much, in 'Theft by Finding'

    Books

    Ever wonder why David Sedaris' life is so much funnier than yours? …

  19. Colette Bancroft lists best nonfiction books of 2013

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    A couple of weeks ago I named my favorite fiction of 2013. Now here's my list of the best books among the nonfiction I read this year, including biographies, histories, personal essays and general nonfiction. (They're listed alphabetically by author.) …

  20. Events: Times book critic Colette Bancroft to speak in Tampa

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