Jordy Rosenberg

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“If I understood Marx, I thought, I could understand my mother.” At Books Are Magic in Brooklyn, Jordy Rosenberg reads from his essay “The Daddy Dialectic,” which was published in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Rosenberg speaks about his debut novel, Confessions of the Fox (One World, 2018), in “The Business of Relationships” in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Two Poems by Tarfia Faizullah

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In this short film produced for Voluble, a Los Angeles Review of Books channel, Tarfia Faizullah reads two of her poems. Faizullah, author of the poetry collections Seam (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014) and Registers of Illuminated Villages (Graywolf Press, 2018), collaborated with emcee and producer Brooklyn Shanti and tabla player Robin Sukhadia to create this video.

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Jérémie Guez and James Ellroy

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Jérémie Guez, author of the new novel, Eyes Full of Empty (Unnamed Press, 2015), translated from the French by Edward Gauvin, talks about being inspired by James Ellroy's work. Ellroy enthusiastically introduces Guez at Skylight Books in Los Angeles for a reading of the new novel.

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David Shields and Caleb Powell Quarrel

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David Shields and Caleb Powell, coauthors of I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel (Knopf, 2015), enjoy a colorful discussion while riding a ferris wheel in a video from the Los Angeles Review of Books. For more on Shields and Powell, watch their appearance at the Poets & Writers Live event in San Francisco.

Tom Bissell

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The author most recently of Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter (2010) and Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation (2012), as well as coauthor with Greg Sestero of The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made, forthcoming in October, talks with the Los Angeles Review of Books at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California on April 21, 2013.

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