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Authors in L.A.: T.C. Boyle, Jodi Picoult and a busy week

March 5, 2012 | 12:15 pm


This post has been updated. Please see below for details.

One night and so many choices -- Tuesday in Los Angeles there are no fewer than four excellent literary events around town, including Anne-Marie O’Connor discussing her book on the recovery of the portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer from the Austrian government after it was taken by the Nazis during World War II. Also Tuesday, Timothy Snyder, co-author of the late Tony Judt’s last book “Thinking the Twentieth Century,” is in conversation with Jonathan Kirsch as part of the Los Angeles Public Library’s ALOUD series. (For more details on all of Tuesday's offerings and for rest of the week, see below.)

Bestselling author Jodi Picoult is in Pasadena on Wednesday, and novelist T.C. Boyle is reading and signing on Thursday. And, as always, we recommend you check with the various venues for late cancellations or time changes.   

Tuesday, March 6, 7 p.m.: Timothy Snyder, co-author of the late Tony Judt’s last book “Thinking the Twentieth Century” in conversation with Jonathan Kirsch at the LA Public Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium as part of the ALOUD series. 

Tuesday, March 6, 7 p.m.:  P.G. Sturges discusses and signs his latest novel “Tribulations of the Shortcut Man,” at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. 

Tuesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.: Tupelo  Hassman reads and signs her debut novel “Girlchild” at Skylight Books. 

Tuesday, March 6, 8 p.m.: Former Times staff writer Anne-Marie O’Connor discusses her book "The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, 'Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer' " at Skirball Cultural Center.

Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m.:  Jodi Picoult discusses and signs her latest work “Lone Wolf; a Novel” at CalTech’s Ramo Auditorium in a program presented by Vroman’s.

Thursday, March 8, 7:45 a.m.:  Peter Diamandis, chief executive of the X Prize Foundation, discusses "Abundance: Why the Future Will Be Much Better Than You Think" as part of the Live Talks L.A. business series.

Thursday: March 8, 7 p.m.: Cristina Alger discusses and signs her novel “The Darlings,” called a sophisticated page-turned about a wealthy New York family involved in financial scandal. Book Soup.

Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m.: Poet Louise Gluck reads at the Hammer Museum.

Thursday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.: T.C. Boyle reads from his latest novel (now out in paperback) "When the Killing's Done" at Skylight Books.

Saturday, March 10: A.G.S. Johnson signs "The Sausage Maker's Daughters" at Chevalier's Bookstore.

[Updated on March 6 at 12:20 p.m.: The original version of this post had said A.G.S. Johnson's book is "The Sausage Maker's Daughter." It is "The Sausage Maker's Daughters."]

-- Jon Thurber

Photos: T.C. Boyle, left, in 2001; Jodi Picoult in 2001. Credits: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times; Jim Cole / Associated Press