Elizabeth McKenzie weaves wildly divergent stories and themes through her story of dysfunctional Silicon Valley love in ‘The Portable Veblen
Local author Thad Nodine takes on guns and dope in his second novel ‘Grow’
Jenny Lawson brings her irreverent new book ‘Furiously Happy’ to Bookshop Santa Cruz on Friday, Dec. 4.
In her new book, Lisa Randall explores the scientific mysteries of dark matter, dinosaur extinction and more
How ‘This is Camino’ co-author went from punk rock to fine dining
‘Eat, Pray, Love’ author Elizabeth Gilbert isn’t afraid to embrace the much-scorned self-help genre with ‘Big Magic’
Jane McGonigal explains how video games can improve the real world
Daniel Levitin reveals the truth about how the brain functions most efficiently
Poet Laureate Ellen Bass on workshops, the ‘New Yorker’ and the town that feeds her creatively
Tech smarts trump Hollywood glam in Felicia Day’s memoir
Susan Casey explains how our understanding of dolphins continues to evolve and surprise
Wallace Baine puts his own spin on American history in new short-story collection
A guide to summer books and literary events
Santa Cruz author Sara Solovitch on overcoming stage fright in ‘Playing Scared’
Catamaran Literary Reader hosts writers conference in Pebble Beach
Ann Packer branches out in her new novel, while once again rooting her characters in startling realism
Local author offers anti-bullying strategies for parents and children
Theoretical physicist and author Leonard Mlodinow investigates why we investigate in ‘The Upright Thinkers’
Three lit events this week in Santa Cruz illustrate why we cherish independent bookstores
New works by Stephen Kessler stalk the Santa Cruz state of mind
Looking back at Santa Cruz’s incredible literary tradition
Public shaming is more popular than ever, thanks to social media. But Jon Ronson’s new book asks what it says about the...
LGBT hero Barney Frank comes to Santa Cruz to discuss his four decades of revolution through consensus
Santa Cruz author Nancy Abrams seeks the most real of all possible gods in her latest book
Former-GT-editor-turned-author Greg Archer has long looked for signs from the universe to point him in the right direction. When it came to...
When he’s not writing immensely popular books for children, Daniel Handler turns his irreverent strangeness to novels
Laurie King on writing romances for one of the most famous literary characters of all time
Armistead Maupin delivers his final book in the beloved ‘Tales of the City’ series.
Why we care about Miranda July’s quirks
Lee Quarnstrom’s memoir recalls the golden age of pyschedelics