Reading by Moonlight with David Kipen – December 2014

Just in time for the Full Cold Moon, Reading by Moonlight, David Kipen’s monthly wrap up of California-inspired literary news.  In this month’s installment, David discusses ‘Earthquakes! Mudslides! Fires! and Riots,’ CA portraits, LA’s on the map and recommends great gifts for bibliophiles.

 

David Kipen - portrait by Don Bachardy

David Kipen – portrait by Don Bachardy

Read the full article here  |  Listen here:  Reading by Moonlight – Take Two – November 6, 2014

 View David Kipen‘s full archive on the KPCC website or view the Take Two webpage.

Reading by Moonlight with David Kipen – November 2014

Just in time for the full beaver moon, it’s the third monthly installment of Reading by Moonlight, David Kipen’s roundup of bibliocentric events.

In this month’s installment, David discusses LA writer John Fante and his novel ‘Ask the Dust’, ‘Moby Dick’ in Venice Beach synchronized with the annual whale migration, the 50th anniversary of Henry Miller’s obscenity trial for ‘Tropic of Cancer’, and more.

Reading by Moonlight with David Kipen - November 2014

Read the full article here  |  Listen here:  Reading by Moonlight – Take Two – November 6, 2014

 View David Kipen‘s full archive on the KPCC website or view the Take Two webpage.

If Michael Connelly thinks we’re cool, we’re cool with that . . .

Best-selling crime novelist Michael Connelly on Los Angeles - The Guardian 10-27-2014, photograph by AlamyIf the fine LA mystery writer Michael Connelly thinks our Libros Schmibros Lending Library on Mariachi Plaza is cool (and he said so in the Guardian the other day!), who are we to argue? Also co-producer of the great new California-centric jazz documentary Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story, Connelly knows from cool.

Reading By Moonlight: The latest in literature – David Kipen

Reading by Moonlight with David Kipen

 

From the KPCC website:

 

Look up in the sky – do you see that full moon? – that means it’s time to check in with David Kipen.

He’s KPCC’s literary contributor and the founder of the lending library Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights.

He joins Take Two not once in a blue moon but every full moon for his regular segment, Reading by Moonlight.

You can see the author from today’s reading, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o read from his own work during a recent ‘Humanities in Circulation’ panel:

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o reads from his work

 

Read the full article here  |  Listen here:  Reading by Moonlight – Take Two – KPCC – October 8, 2014

View David Kipen‘s full archive on the KPCC website.

Reading by Moonlight with David Kipen – August 8, 2014

Reading by Moonlight with David Kipen - August-4-2014

If you missed the first installment of Reading by Moonlight with David Kipen when it originally aired on August 8th, we’ve got you covered.

From the KPCC website:

“Our regular book critic and literary contributor David Kipen joins us once in a full moon for his roundup of bibliocentric events: Reading by Moonlight.

He’s the founder of the lending library, Libros Schmibros, in Boyle Heights, which celebrates its fourth birthday Aug. 10.

This lunar cycle Kipen recommends:

  • Midnight release party for Haruki Murakami’s new novel, “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage,” at Skylight Books in Los Feliz
  • Leonard Maltin’s 2014 Movie Guide, releases September 3
  • August 26 centennial birthday for Argentine writer Julio Cortázar”

 

Read the full article here  |  Listen here:  Reading by Moonlight – Take Two – KPCC – August 8, 2014

View David Kipen‘s full archive on the KPCC website.