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The Book Report is a new series where we talk to local authors about the books they love. Today we hear about Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim from Katherine Ellison, a writer living in San Anselmo. 

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The Book Report is a new series where we talk to local authors about the books they love. Writer Cara Black shared her pick - The Lover, by Marguerite Duras - with Ninna Gaensler-Debs.

The Book Report : Peter Orner

May 11, 2015

For The Book Report we ask Bay Area authors to tell us about a book that’s meaningful for them. Today we hear from Bay Area writer Peter Orner.

I think this book will challenge anybody to see any individual, whoever they are, whether they live on the streets or not, in a much deeper way.

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The Book Report: Natalie Baszile

Apr 29, 2015

The Book Report is a series where we talk to local authors about they books they love. Today we hear about Amy Bloom's Away from Natalie Baszile, a writer living in San Francisco. 

Sam Spade is the private eye in The Maltese Falcon, the San Francisco detective novel that’s been mystifying readers for almost a century. Dashiell Hammett’s hard-boiled page turner came out in 1930. In it, detective Sam Spade gets caught up in a frantic search for a mysterious gold and jewel encrusted statuette known as the Maltese Falcon. The bird has been covered with a layer of black enamel to mask its true value.

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In 2014, a small press published an anthology of poetry called “It’s Night in San Francisco but it’s Sunny in Oakland.” It is a collective memory of the winter of 2011, Oscar Grant Plaza, Oakland: the site of the encampments and acts of resistance staked in solidarity with Occupy Wall street.

 

Liza Veale looked at this anthology to see how poets captured the spirit of Occupy. Here’s what it sounds like in the language of poetry.

The Book Report is a new series where we talk to local authors about the books they love. Today we hear from Tomas Moniz a writer living in Oakland - with Ninna Gaensler-Debs.

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The Book Report is brought to you by KALW and the Litography Project, which is mapping the stories of San Francisco’s literary scene. Find more litography stories here

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The Book Report is a new series where we talk to local authors about the books they love. Writer Kathryn Ma shared her pick -American Pastoral​, by Philip Roth - with Ninna Gaensler-Debs.

Lunada: Lit on the full moon

Apr 7, 2014

The Lunada is one of the Bay Area’s only bilingual open mics.

Every month, on the full moon, writers, poets, musicians, and artists gather at the Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco’s Mission District to present their work in Spanish, English, or a mix of the two.

“In Latin America there is a history of gathering under the full moon, of families and communities gathering,” says Lunda host and curator Sandra Garcia Rivera. “It stems from that tradition.”

It’s a tradition that San Francisco resident Stacey Leigh has made her own.