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Posted inArts, Community

After Stephen Colbert mention, local author Edan Lepucki’s world explodes

Today is the most important day of Edan Lepucki’s professional life. Just a month ago, she was an average debut writer, anticipating the July 8 publication of her dystopian novel California. Even though her publisher, Little, Brown had high hopes for the book – it printed 12,000 copies, a large number for a first-time novelist – […]

Posted inArts

Litquake finally comes to Berkeley

Litquake, the largest literary festival west of the Mississippi, is celebrating its 11th anniversary. Each year, the festival brings together hundreds of authors and thousands of readers. Its annual Saturday night Lit Crawl in San Francisco’s Mission District, where readings are held in bars, art galleries, Laundromats, and restaurants, is a frolicking good time. But […]