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Literature and authors in the Pasadena area


It Matters: Heidi Turner’s ‘Barefoot’ is Sacred

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 1:33 pm

When we were young we let the waves tumble us and shipwreck our bodies on the sand, panting in the whitewash        — From Faith When I first met Heidi Turner, I immediately knew she was brilliant. She’s smart, dynamic, well-read, and incredibly down-to-earth.... More »


Pasadena Author Naomi Hirahara's Hiroshima Boy Nominated for an Edgar

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 6:36 pm

Pasadena author Naomi Hirahara was nominated for a 2019 Edgar® Award on January 22nd for her seventh and final of the Mas Arai mystery series, Hiroshima Boy, published by Prospect Park Books. Hirahara is not new to the Edgars, which are considered the Oscars o... More »


Local Reporter's Book Tells a Fiery Tale

Friday, January 18, 2019 | 5:43 am

A daughter’s love and trust were the last things he burned. But before Lori Kovach Orr was singed by her father’s penchant for fire, real people and places met destructive and painful endings because of his devious designs. Talk about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. ... More »


Pasadena Author Greg Critser Reported Dead at 63

Monday, January 15, 2018 | 6:55 am

Pasadena-based medicine, science, food and health writer Greg Critser died Saturday night, a family spokesperson told City News Service on Sunday. Critser was 63. Critser was published in international periodicals ranging from the New York Times to the Times o... More »


Pasadena Festival of Women Authors Attracts 500

Friday, April 28, 2017 | 3:13 pm

This year the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors had reason to celebrate as they opened the Pasadena Hilton main ballroom doors to a gathering of over 500 attendees. With the works of all featured writers on display, available for purchase, and a book signing ... More »


“The Sympathizer” is Pasadena’s 2017 One City, One Story Selection

Friday, October 21, 2016 | 6:04 pm

The book selection for Pasadena Public Library’s 2017 One City, One Story community reading celebration is The Sympathizer by author Viet Thanh Nguyen. Now in its 15th year, One City, One Story is designed to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading and l... More »