Charlie Kaufman is the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of films including Anomalisa; Synechdoche, New York; Adaptation; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; and Being John Malkovich. He won an Oscar for his work on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and has been nominated three additional times. He is also a three-time BAFTA winner for screenwriting, and he has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, among many other film honors. “Antkind” is his bold and boundlessly original debut novel.Read More
Over the past 35 years, Robbie Conal has made more than 100 street posters — from oil portraits — satirizing politicians and bureaucrats. He has also taken on censorship, war, social injustice, and environmental issues. Conal recently began applying his wit on celebratory portraits of his personal heroes Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King, Jr., James Baldwin, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Greta Thunberg, Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, and Maya Angelou. “Robbie Conal: Streetwise 35 Years of Politically Charged Guerrilla Art” features every image in Robbie Conal’s storied poster campaigns — gnarled, gut retching, and emotionally laden — and is the definitive history of “America’s foremost street artist” (Washington Post) with a foreword by Shepard Fairey.
Lisa Napoli’s “Up All Night” is an entertaining inside look at the founding of the upstart network that set out to change the way news was delivered and consumed. Mixing media history, a business adventure story, and great characters, “Up All Night” tells the story of a network that succeeded beyond even the wildest imaginings of its charismatic and uncontrollable founder, and paved the way for the world we live in today.Read More
“Memoirs and Misinformation” is a fearless semi-autobiographical novel, a deconstruction of persona. In it, Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon have fashioned a story about acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, our “one big soul,” Canada, and a cataclysmic ending of the world–apocalypses within and without.Read More
Tori Amos is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer-songwriter, pianist, composer, and, with Ann Powers, the New York Times bestselling author of Tori Amos: Piece by Piece. She has released fifteen studio albums, including her latest, Native Invader, in 2017. Her book “Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change, and Courage,” is a timely and passionate call to action for engaging with our current political moment and handling it with intelligence, grace, and integrity.
Stephanie Danler is the author of the bestselling novel, Sweetbitter, set in the restaurant and food industry. Sweetbitter was turned into a series on Starz. She appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles in conversation with Teri Hatcher when Sweetbitter was published. Stray is Danler’s memoir of growing up in a family shattered by lies and addiction, and of one woman’s attempts to find a life beyond the limits of her past. It is a moving, sometimes devastating, brilliantly written and ultimately inspiring exploration of the landscapes of damage and survival.