The Malta Independent 18 January 2017, Wednesday

Books

Can you go home again? The lovely 'Lion' says yes

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 15:37 Last update: about 1 day ago

There are two ways to view "Lion." One is as a heart-warming tale of love beyond boundaries and the incandescent pull of home. The more cynical view is that it's a two-hour advertisement for the...

Ani DiFranco working on memoir about 'eventful' life

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 15:17 Last update: about 1 day ago

The million-selling musician and longtime activist has signed with Viking for a memoir that will reflect upon her "eventful and radical life." DiFranco left home at age 15, started her own record...

It's true, it's true! John Hodgman is writing another book

Friday, 13 January 2017, 16:15 Last update: about 8 days ago

The author, actor and comedian has a deal with Viking for a book called "Vacationland," in which he writes of his physical journey to the coast of Maine and his spiritual journey of living through...

All you need: A chat with Beatles expert Mark Lewisohn

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 16:14 Last update: about 8 days ago

Hundreds of books have been written about the band, but none with such care and authority as those by the 58-year-old British author. His resume includes comprehensive releases on their...

Abdul-Jabbar writing book about UCLA coach John Wooden

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 16:14 Last update: about 8 days ago

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's next book will be a fond look back at his long friendship with John Wooden, the celebrated basketball coach at UCLA. "Coach Wooden and Me" will be published next...

A seasoned film critic eyes TV in 'Television: A Biography'

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 16:13 Last update: about 8 days ago

At 75, David Thomson is the sultan of cinema criticism. British-born but long based in America, he is the author of nearly two dozen film-related books including "Moments that Made the...

Wagner embraces great actresses in engaging Hollywood memoir

Sunday, 8 January 2017, 14:42 Last update: about 14 days ago

A love letter to actresses he admired on and off the screen, Robert J. Wagner's engaging memoir offers a warm embrace for the many women who helped him establish a successful career as a leading man...

'Perfume' by Lizzie Ostrom a solid pop culture guide

Saturday, 7 January 2017, 14:41 Last update: about 14 days ago

Fragrance has always been wrapped in social and economic issues, controversy, memories and history as Lizzie Ostrom so persuasively shows in the lively "Perfume: A Century of Scents." The 10...

Next stop: New novel coming from 'Girl on the Train' author

Friday, 6 January 2017, 14:41 Last update: about 14 days ago

Riverhead Books told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Paula Hawkins' "Into the Water" is a suspense novel about family secrets and "the slipperiness of truth" that will be published May...

Italy's Erri De Luca wins dreaded Bad Sex in Fiction prize

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 14:40 Last update: about 14 days ago

Acclaimed Italian novelist Erri De Luca has added a somewhat tarnished trophy to his list of accolades - the Bad Sex in Fiction Award. De Luca won the tongue-in-cheek prize Wednesday for "The Day...

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