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Carl Hiaasen, August 17th at Track 16

Join us for another Live Talks Los Angeles event — August 17 — featuring Carl Hiaasen discussing his new book, Star Island, with Carolyn Kellogg of the Los Angeles Times at Track 16 at Bergamot Station. Get your tickets here.  This event raises support for the wonderful work of Reading to Kids. For the next few days, we will be posting video from a Q&A with Carl…

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Turow/Hoffman video, coming soon…

The video from the Scott Turow event with Dustin Hoffman will be added to our video section soon….Video from Dave Barry and Jane Smiley also on the way….To be notified when it’s up, please register off to the right, and you’ll be notified via email….

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Up Front: Scott Turow, from the NYT

Turow reviews Adam Ross’ first novel, Mr. Peanut, on the cover of the New York Times Book Review. For those wondering how much lawyering Turow still does, the Up Front piece in the Book Review has this: “Despite his success as a novelist, Turow has never given up his day job as an attorney. “I…

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Scott Turow/Dustin Hoffman, Monday June 28

Just a reminder that there are tickets still available to see Dustin Hoffman interview Scott Turow on Monday evening at Zipper Hall at The Colburn School.  Remember, net proceeds from all of our events support worthwhile causes in Los Angeles promoting education, literacy and reading.  The Turow/Hoffman event supports the wonderful work of 826LA.  Thank…

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Questions for Scott Turow from Dave Barry

We reached Dave Barry who recently spoke at Live Talks Los Angeles, and he had these questions for Scott Turow. Barry: Which is more fictional: Kindle County, or Chicago? Turow: At the moment, in the federal courthouse, Rod Blagojevich is on trial for selling every governmental act in his power in exchange for campaign contributions. …

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Questions for Scott Turow from Amy Tan

We reached Amy Tan, who along with Scott Turow is in the all author rock band, The Rock Bottom Remainders, and asked her for a couple questions for Scott Turow. Tan: Apart from legal and procedural kind of research,  what kind of preparatory work or thinking do you do, .e.g, writing ideas in a journal, googling…

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Questions for Scott Turow from Abraham Verghese

Abraham Verghese is author of, most recently, the wonderful book, Cutting for Stone, now in paperback. If you’re looking for a great summer read, we strongly recommend it. Verghese:  Are you someone who plots out the whole book and knows it all, or do you follow a voice and see where it leads you? Turow: I…

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Welcome to the Live Talks Los Angeles blog, and to our website.  Make yourself at home and check out the place.  Here is where we will update information on our events, interact with our upcoming guests and share additional information about their work, their books, your questions and connect with readers and fans of the…

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