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Park Chan-Wook to Helm A24’s Series Adaptation of The Sympathizer

Park Chan-Wook to helm A24’s series adaptation of The Sympathizer A24 has acquired the rights to author Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer-winning debut novel The Sympathizer. The acclaimed studio has teamed up with Rhombus Media to develop the series adaptation of said novel, which centers around a Communist spy during the Vietnam war. Nguyen took to Twitter to also announce that award-winning South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-Wook has officially signed on to helm the project. This marks Park’s se...
Tags: TV, Movies, Los Angeles, Bbc, Park, TV News, Vietnam, A24, Nguyen, Steven Yeun, ComingSoon, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Park Chan wook, Chan Wook, Park Chan, Ali Wong


Park Chan-wook is Directing a TV Adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer-Winning Novel ‘The Sympathizer’

Park Chan-wook has found his next TV project. The filmmaker behind Oldboy and The Handmaiden ventured into TV for the first time for the John le Carré series Little Drummer Girl in 2018, and will be bringing another espionage story to to the screen with A24’s TV adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer. A24, Park Chan-wook, and post-Vietnam War espionage? It’s a match made in heaven for the Sympathizer TV series, which is being developed for the small sc...
Tags: Television, Movies, America, Los Angeles, War, Adaptation, Vietnam, A24, Saigon, Nguyen, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Park Chan wook, Park Chan, The Sympathizer, Sympathizer


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended April 4 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country: Amanda Gorman 2. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwab 5. The Consequence...
Tags: Books, Matthew Mcconaughey, Neil Gaiman, America, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, House, Mike Nichols, Kazuo Ishiguro, Tolkien, Brit Bennett, Southern California, Frank Herbert


From colonialism to Covid: Viet Thanh Nguyen on the rise of anti-Asian violence

Anti-Asian racism is on the rise around the world. The Pulitzer-winning author reflects on his own experiences as a Vietnamese American – and the dark history that continues to fuel the current hateOn 16 March eight people were killed in Atlanta, Georgia, by a 21-year-old white man: all but one were women, and six were Asian. The shootings take their place in a much longer story of anti-Asian violence. The Covid pandemic has given us a particular insight into this phenomenon: verbal and physical...
Tags: Asia, Books, Fiction, Race, US, Atlanta, World news, US news, Culture, US domestic policy, Atlanta Georgia, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nancy Wang Yuen


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended March 28, is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 2. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 3. The Committed: Viet Thanh Nguyen 4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwab 5. The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett 6. The Four Win...
Tags: Books, Stephen King, Sport, Fox, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Joan Didion, Kazuo Ishiguro, Brit Bennett, Pond, Southern California, Frank Herbert, Douglas Adams, Brandon Sanderson


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Sunday, March 21, is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 2. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 3. The Committed: Viet Thanh Nguyen 4. The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett 5. The Four Winds: Kristin Hannah 6. We Begin at the End:...
Tags: Books, Stephen King, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Joan Didion, Kazuo Ishiguro, Brit Bennett, Maya Angelou, Dick, Pond, Southern California, Douglas Adams, Herman Melville


How El Monte and the San Gabriel Valley inspire writer Carribean Fragoza’s writing

As a journalist, Carribean Fragoza has focused her keen sense of observation on stories about subjects ranging from gentrification in Boyle Heights to fitness classes in El Monte. “I’m always amazed by the wildness of the world, the actual, factual world,” she says. “The world is full of real stories that are amazing all by themselves. They don’t need my imagination to do anything to them.” Last year, her essay, “All the Zumba Ladies: Reclaiming Bodies and Space Through Serious Booty Shaking,” a...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Instagram, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Beirut, Ucla, Southern California, George Saunders, Blythe, Claremont, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, El Monte, Boyle Heights


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Sunday, March 14 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 2. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 3. The Committed: Viet Thanh Nguyen 4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwab 5. The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett 6. The F...
Tags: Books, Stephen King, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Paris, Joan Didion, Mike Nichols, Kazuo Ishiguro, Tolkien, Brit Bennett, Pond, Southern California, Brandon Sanderson


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended March 7 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 2. The Committed: Viet Thanh Nguyen 3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 4. The Four Winds: Kristin Hannah 5. The Paris Library: Janet Skeslien Charles 6. The Invisible Life of...
Tags: Books, Stephen King, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Paris, Joan Didion, Kazuo Ishiguro, Brit Bennett, Pond, Southern California, Frank Herbert, Kurt Vonnegut, George Saunders


How To Write A Second Novel When Your First Wins The Pulitzer

Viet Thanh Nguyen says it wasn’t as easy as writing The Sympathizer, his 2016 Pulitzer-winning novel: “I would write in 50-page chunks – I wrote 50 pages before the Pulitzer. Then my life got really messy for a couple of years while I wrote the middle of the book. Towards the end, I finally figured out how to balance everything that was making demands on me and felt like I was back in the groove again.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Words, Viet Thanh Nguyen, 03.06.21


Viet Thanh Nguyen: 'I always felt displaced no matter where I was’

The Pulitzer-winning author on difficult second novel syndrome, using humour to explore trauma, and the return to a ‘more efficient version of American imperialism’The Vietnamese-American author Viet Thanh Nguyen’s second novel, The Committed, is the sequel to his celebrated debut, The Sympathizer, a spy thriller set against the backdrop of the Vietnam war that was both a New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2016 Pulitzer prize for fiction. The Sympathizer established Nguyen as both a lit...
Tags: Books, Fiction, Race, Joe Biden, Culture, New York Times, Paris, Colonialism, University Of Southern California, Nguyen, Viet Thanh Nguyen


How this 1979 LA murder-for-hire led to the true crime investigation ‘The Darkest Glare’

In the late 1990s, after Chip Jacobs left his job as a reporter for the Los Angeles Daily News to begin work on his first book, he headed to Hollywood Boulevard to meet up with a source, the developer-turned-community activist named Jerry Schneiderman. “I wanted the next great investigative idea, but he wanted to start telling me about his past,” says Jacobs on a recent video call from his home office in Pasadena. The story Jacobs’ source shared that day would become the basis for “The Darkest G...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pasadena, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Jacobs, Jerry, San Fernando Valley, Schneiderman, Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles Daily News


Carla Malden talks new YA novel ahead of Diesel Bookstore chat about books and late father Karl Malden

As author Carla Malden was conjuring up a time and place to set her young adult time-travel novel, she kept going back to San Francisco during 1967’s Summer of Love. Malden, the daughter of late actor Karl Malden, will discuss her novel “Shine Until Tomorrow” and share stories about her life and father during a Crowdcast event hosted by Diesel Bookstore and moderated by author and film critic Stephen Farber. The virtual event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10 and is free with adva...
Tags: Books, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Streaming, Southern California, Haight Ashbury, Seuss, Malden, Mari, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Karl Malden, Stephen Farber, Top Stories LADN


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Feb. 28 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Hamnet: Maggie O’Farrell 2. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 3. The Four Winds: Kristin Hannah 4. The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books, $27, 9780525536291 5. Mexican Gothic: Silvia Moreno-Garcia 6...
Tags: Books, Barack Obama, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, Paris, Joan Didion, Pond, Southern California, Frank Herbert, George Saunders, Matt Haig, Sanjay Gupta, Ann Patchett, Cicely Tyson


Viet Thanh Nguyen describes turning to crime for new novel ‘The Committed’

At the end of “The Sympathizer,” Viet Thanh Nguyen’s 2015 debut novel, the nameless narrator vows to survive. This so-called sympathizer, a Vietnamese communist spy, has come to the end of his “confession,” the tale that forms the whole of this 2016 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. “He’s been deeply traumatized by what he’s been put through,” . “And in that novel, he’s a revolutionary grappling with disillusionment with communism. “And I wanted to write a sequel because I thought that w...
Tags: Books, Sweden, France, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Paris, Netherlands, San Jose, Vietnam, Pasadena, Berkeley, University Of California


Look for this bounty of new books from Southern California authors

It’s time for new books! In a regular year, we book nerds are excited enough about the prospect of cracking the spine on an unknown story. Or swiping, if you read on your favorite device. (Me, I prefer the intoxicating smell of pages.) Lucky for us, 2021 is bringing a bounty of books from Southern California authors of all ilk, so rejoice! Jump up and down, even, it’s good for you. And then run to preorder — which is good for the bookstores, the booksellers, and most importantly, the local autho...
Tags: Books, California, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Paris, Cameron, Joan Didion, Chrissy Teigen, Southern California, Venice Beach, Bella, J Simpson


Virtual event with authors Michael Connelly, Karen Grigsby Bates, Attica Locke, Joe Ide and Tod Goldberg

Best-selling author Michael Connelly – and creator of the popular Amazon TV series “Bosch”now entering its seventh season – will join the all-star lineup this Friday for the Mystery andCrime episode of Southern California News Group’s virtual “Lit Up: Summer Reading Series” hosted by NPR commentator, author and performer Sandra Tsing Loh. The weekly salon-style program, held via Zoom Friday at 5 p.m., features wide-rangingconversations on books, ideas and literary life with established authors a...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Npr, Orange County, Hulu, Karen Grigsby Bates, Michael Connelly, Sandra Tsing Loh, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Southern California News Group, Susan Straight, Charlayne Woodard


Virtual event with authors Michael Connelly, Karen Grigsby Bates, Attica Locke, Joe Ida and Tod Goldberg

Best-selling author Michael Connelly – and creator of the popular Amazon TV series “Bosch”now entering its seventh season – will join the all-star lineup this Friday for the Mystery andCrime episode of Southern California News Group’s virtual “Lit Up: Summer Reading Series” hosted by NPR commentator, author and performer Sandra Tsing Loh. The weekly salon-style program, held via Zoom Friday at 5 p.m., features wide-rangingconversations on books, ideas and literary life with established authors a...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Npr, Orange County, Hulu, Karen Grigsby Bates, Michael Connelly, Sandra Tsing Loh, Joe Ida, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Southern California News Group, Susan Straight


‘Turn back this wave of hate’: 100 writers call for an end to anti-Asian hostility

Reports of hate crimes and violence against the Asian and Asian American community have surged since early in the pandemic * Coronavirus – latest US updates * Coronavirus – latest global updates * See all our coronavirus coverageMore than 100 prominent writers, including several top Asian American authors, have called for an end to a surge in anti-Asian hostility in the US which they say has been “egged on” during the pandemic by the Trump administration’s pandering to racist tropes.The joint...
Tags: News, China, US, Fbi, Ayad Akhtar, Trump, Midland Texas, Celeste Ng, PEN America, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Alice Sebold, AAWW, Min Jin Lee, Asian American Writers ' Workshop AAWW, Riz Ahmed Another, Jafreen Uddin


PBS documentary series ‘Asian Americans’ reveals personal stories and significant history

Renee Tajima-Peña took her first shot at a documentary on the Asian American experience 25 years ago only to be stymied in her attempts just as other Asian American filmmakers had been before her. But over time things changed, says Tajima-Peña, a professor of Asian American Studies at UCLA whose 1987 documentary, “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” was nominated for an Academy Award. “You have this kind of percolating opening of the Asian American presence,” she says during a recent call to talk about “A...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Japan, TV, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Chicago, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Nba, Pbs, Pasadena, Orange County


"America has a history of settler colonization and capitalism that ruthlessly exploited natural resources and people, typically the poor, the migratory, the black and the brown...."

"What this crisis has revealed is that, while almost all of us can become vulnerable — even corporations and the wealthy — our government prioritizes the protection of the least vulnerable. If this was a classic Hollywood narrative, the exceptionally American superhero, reluctant and wavering in the first act, would make the right choice at this turning point. The evil Covid-19 would be conquered, and order would be restored to a society that would look just as it did before the villain emerged....
Tags: Law, America, United States, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus


Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #26 Discusses Alan Moore’s Watchmen Comic and the HBO Show with Cornell Psychology Professor David Pizarro

http://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_026_12-20-19.mp3 Perhaps the most lauded graphic novel has been sequelized for HBO, and amazingly, it turned out pretty darn well (with a 96% Rotten Tomatoes rating!). Your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt are joined by the Cornell's David Pizarro, host of the popular Very Bad Wizards podcast. We consider Alan Moore’s 1986 graphic novel, the 2009 Zack Snyder film, and of course mostly the rec...
Tags: Google, Hbo, Television, Podcasts, Film, College, Alan Moore, Graphic Novels, Cornell, Damon Lindelof, Facebook Twitter, Moore, Zack Snyder, Matt Miller, Lindelof, David Pizarro


San Diego's Mysterious Galaxy bookstore is saved!

With just days to go before it would have to close its doors forever, San Diego's beloved science fiction bookstore Mysterious Galaxy has found a new location and new owners: Jenni Marchisotto and Matthew Berger have bought the store and will run it at its new home, 3555 Rosecrans St. Suite #107 San Diego, CA 92110. Everyone's keeping their jobs, too. It's a Christmas miracle. I'm looking forward to having lots more events with them in the years to come! From Jenni: The first books I eve...
Tags: Post, Business, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, San Diego, James Joyce, Feist, Jorge Luis Borges, George, Jonathan, Tamora Pierce, Courtney, Franz Kafka, Jenni, Arora


Viet Thanh Nguyen Talks About Writing, Social Movements, And The American Dream

Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer, says that he decided not to worry about what the audience thought, or more specifically thought of Asian Americans. “I had to stop caring. Because even as conditions of narrative scarcity were true, which they are, I don’t think a writer can allow herself or himself to be shaped by those conditions. … For example, the anxiety that because there are so few stories about us, we have to write our stories to make our own community look good, whatever that communit...
Tags: Art, Words, Nguyen, Viet Thanh Nguyen, 10.17.19


Shorties (Hillary and Chelsea Clinton's Recommended Books By and About Inspiring Women, The Best Simpsons Rock Star Cameos, and more)

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton recommended books by and about inspiring women at Stylist. SPIN listed the best rock star cameos in The Simpsons. October's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: A Collapse of Horses by BrianEvenson The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen eBooks on sale for $2.99 today: Lilith's Brood: The Complete Xenogenesis Trilogy by Octavia Butler Stream a new song by Fran. Book Riot recommended books by emerging authors. Elton John talked to Fresh ...
Tags: Music, Wilco, David, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Hillary, Eleanor Davis, Chelsea Clinton, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Literary Hub, Ben Lerner, Brittany Howard, Vagabon, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Ocean Vuong, Laetitia Tamko


How Steph Cha’s ‘Your House Will Pay’ was inspired by a racially charged shooting and the LA Riots

Author Steph Cha had just finished the third book in her series about Juniper Song, a Korean-American private eye in Los Angeles, when a conversation on the radio captured her attention. The topic under discussion was the case of Latasha Harlins, an African-American teenager shot dead in 1991 in South Los Angeles by a Korean-American shopkeeper named Soon Ja Du. And Cha, 33, was shocked that she’d never heard about the killing. It was, along with the beating of Rodney King two weeks earlier, one...
Tags: Books, Hbo, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Michael Brown, Ferguson Missouri, Los Angeles Times, Ucla, Northridge, Central Park Five, Matthews, South Los Angeles, Chevalier


5 powerful books by 5 powerful Southern California women writers

It’s a happy accident that the five books I’m looking forward to reading this spring are all by women, and an even happier one that this column coincides with Women’s History Month: The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker – San Diego hometown girl, UCLA alum, and New York Times bestselling author. In her previous novel, “The Age of Miracles,” Walker imagines a world where the days and nights are inexplicably growing longer while her young protagonist, Julia, is experiencing her own off-kilter expe...
Tags: Books, New York, Hollywood, Beyonce, California, Time, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New York Times, San Diego, Dorothy, Random House


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area Jan. 11-18

    Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled, 1949, on display Jan. 12 to March 31 at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum at Pepperdine University in Malibu. (Photo courtesy of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   So You’re Dining with the Persian Emperor: Charles Perry, president and co-foun...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


My Favorite Reads of 2018

This year I made a decision to read 25 books by authors from countries whose authors I had never read before. I immersed myself in award-winning novels from Mexico and Chile, heartbreaking memoirs from North Korea and the Democratic Republic of Congo, juicy bestsellers from Morocco and Pakistan. It didn’t work. To my great dismay, I failed. While there were two that I enjoyed greatly — Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West and Cameroonian author Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers — the vast ...
Tags: Featured, Obama, North Korea, Mexico, White House, Boston, New York City, Nigeria, America, Blog, Atlanta, Chicago, Gay, Harvard, United States, Pakistan


Highbrow Lit Has Been Possessed By Ghost Stories

“Literature — the top-shelf, award-winning stuff — is positively ectoplasmic these days, crawling with hauntings, haints and wraiths of every stripe and disposition. These ghosts can be nosy and lubricious, as in George Saunders’s Lincoln in the Bardo … [or] confused by their fates, as in Martin Riker’s new novel, Samuel Johnson’s Eternal Return … They terrify, instruct and enchant — sometimes all in the same book.” For instance, Lauren Groff’s Florida, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees, Angela F...
Tags: Art, Florida, Lincoln, Words, Hari Kunzru, George Saunders, Samuel Johnson, Lauren Groff, Angela Flournoy, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Parul Sehgal, 10.22.18, Martin Riker