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Book nerds, grab your ear buds: Here are 8 of the best literary podcasts

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 14:06
“Bookworm” • Michael Silverblatt has been talking about books on the airwaves since 1989. On this weekly podcast, he interviews fiction and poetry writers (recently: Edward St. Aubyn, Lydia Millet) in his trademark thoughtful and intellectual manner.
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Jon Hamm to join Jeff Tweedy at book event at Pageant

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 14:43
Jeff Tweedy's memoir event keeps getting bigger and bigger.
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Next St. Louis poets laureate nominated: You've heard these names before

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:25
After almost two years, a nominee for St. Louis poet laureate to succeed Michael Castro has been added to the Board of Aldermen's agenda.
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Professor Gerald Early to receive St. Louis award for literary excellence

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:08
Author and cultural critic Gerald Early already has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. On Oct. 27, he'll add to his honors the fifth annual Tradition of Literary Excellence Award.
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Book event with author Ben Macintyre is canceled

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 13:24
"The Spy and the Traitor" author Ben Macintyre will not be part of a Maryville Talks Books event planned for Oct. 22.
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St. Louis poet among National Book Award finalists

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 13:00
Justin Phillip Reed, who lives in St. Louis and recently earned his MFA from Washington University, is among the poetry finalists for a National Book Award.
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Bernie Federko to talk about Blues, memoir on Oct. 24

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 14:30
Retired hockey star Bernie Federko will talk about his new memoir on Oct. 24 at the Ethical Society.
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Jeff Tweedy to talk about upcoming memoir at SLU High

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 16:34
Don't wait to get tickets if you want to see Jeff Tweedy, Wilco founding member, talk about his upcoming memoir. Tickets to a VIP meet and greet sold out in an hour for the Nov. 17 event at St. Louis…
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Stephen Colbert finds a new way to needle the president: a children's book

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:59
"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert has profited handsomely from the Trump presidency. His ratings were flagging after he took over the CBS show — but then he got political. His constant criticism of the current White House has turned him…
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Left Bank Books' guide to BookFest on Saturday

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:02
Parking can be anxiety producing for people who don't regularly visit the Central West End — even though there are lots of options (why else would lines at Shake Shack be so long).
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BookFest St. Louis will feature more than 40 authors

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 04:00
The second year of BookFest St. Louis features more authors, a larger street footprint and about two dozen vendors. But Kris Kleindienst says organization seems easier.
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Where to see Michelle Obama on tour (not St. Louis)

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:52
Big crowds are expected to hear Michelle Obama talk about her upcoming memoir, "Becoming."
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Lost sounds found: Musicians honor John Hartford and collection of fiddle tunes

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 03:30
So much associated with the late John Hartford evokes old-timey charm: steamboats, bowler hats, banjos, fiddles and "Oh, Brother Where Art Thou." A new book delves into all those things, providing a richly nostalgic look at the former St. Louisan.
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Fall authors: Sally Field, Ron Chernow, Ellie Kemper among the highlights

Sat, 08/25/2018 - 08:00
The fall author lineup roughly starts with Anne Bogel and “I’d Rather Be Reading” and ends with Susan Orlean’s “The Library Book.” But you don’t have to be a bibliophile to find this year’s authors interesting.
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Sotomayor to discuss her new children's books in St. Louis

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 14:14
Tickets to see Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
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Grand Glaize library branch will reopen in September

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:30
The St. Louis County Library completes its 15th branch renovation or reconstruction next month when the Grand Glaize library reopens.
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St. Louis author sets story of fatal accident in hometown

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 09:00
"After Elise" by Denise Pattiz Bogard goes on sale Wednesday.
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