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1megwaiteclayton
maig 31, 2008, 11:48am

I was talking to a bookseller at Kepler's the other day about Bay area authors, and was surprised to find that she knew ones I didn't know and vice versa. Who are your favorites?

2mcna217
maig 31, 2008, 12:13pm

I live in the North Bay and my favorites are Gerald Haslam (retired from Sonoma State University), Dorothy Allison, the author of one of my favorites, Bastard Out of Carolina, and Greg Sarris who wrote Grand Avenue.

I may do a Bay Area category for the 888 challenge next year because there are so many great writers here. Our local library has a Book Festival each fall which has included many Bay Area writers like Michael Pollan and Khaled Hosseini.

3Esta1923
maig 31, 2008, 12:38pm

I'm now reading Michael Chabon, "The Yiddish Policeman's Union." (He and his wife, author Ayelet Waldman, live in Berkeley.)

4staffordcastle
Editat: juny 1, 2008, 12:03am

Ursula K. Le Guin is a favorite of mine; she lives in Berkeley.

(Sorry, touchstone not working; her name is all messed up in many variations.)

5Baviv
Editat: juny 1, 2008, 6:11pm

6megwaiteclayton
juny 1, 2008, 7:20pm

> Ursula K. LeGuin ... lives in Berkeley.

I didn't know that!

7rocketjk
juny 4, 2008, 3:16pm

Mary Roach and Kim Addonizio.

(There are two listings under "Mary Roach" which have already been combined, but I guess that's why the touchstone doesn't work for her.)

8gregtmills
juny 22, 2008, 4:48pm

Michael Chabon asked me if I was leaving my parking spot in the Allston Street garage yesterday. I had just pulled into the spot, unfortunately. Sorry, Michael.

He was wearing a straw hat. Was with his wife. I was taking my kids to their swim lessons at the Y.

9megwaiteclayton
juny 28, 2008, 6:02pm

Michelle Richmond. Her new novel, No One You Know, which I got an Early Reviewer ARE for, is wonderful!

10Esta1923
juny 28, 2008, 6:37pm

John Caris lives in San Francisco. We see him at concerts by San Francisco Music Players. (He has a website:www.westgatehouse.com that has thought-provoking essays. . . and some of my pictures.)

11TheNovelWorld
jul. 8, 2008, 12:16pm

Firoozeh Dumas (Funny in Farsi and Laughing Without An Accent) lives in Berkeley.

mcna217 - Which library has this awesome sounding Book Festival? I want to go check that out this fall!

13mcna217
jul. 8, 2008, 1:22pm

#11

Sonoma County Book Festival

http://www.socobookfest.org/

I checked their website, they don't have this year's schedule up yet, but it's September 30th

14rocketjk
jul. 9, 2008, 1:20pm

#13 > I just checked the link you provided. The website now says the Book Festival is on September 20. Looks like fun!

15trishbrowning
ag. 5, 2008, 7:21pm

Meg Waite Clayton is one of my favorites, especially since she did a reading in the city I live in. :-)

But I'm DYING to read more of Michelle Richmond and maybe even attend a reading of hers, though she tends to stick to SF, and I live almost an hour north. :-(

16gregtmills
ag. 7, 2008, 2:40pm

I interviewed the young adult writer Ralph Moody years ago for a school project. At the time he was living in Rossmoor. I chatted with him in the rock polishing studio and he gave me a rock.

17megwaiteclayton
set. 1, 2008, 2:47pm

:-) Thank you, Trish.

Firoozeh Dumas actually lives on my side of the bay; she's a neighbor of mine!

Also on my side of the bay:

Lolly Winston (Good Grief, Happiness Sold Separately)
Lalita Tademy (Red River, Cane River)

18mcna217
nov. 14, 2008, 9:21am

I thought this article about local writers who won the PEN may be of interest to this group.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/13/DDBB1435EF.DTL

19richardderus
gen. 1, 2009, 1:25pm

This in no way relates to the topic at hand, but I feel sure the folks who hang in the Bay Area wouldn't want to miss a wonderful new Internet radio show by our own rocketjk!

It's over here! On until noon Pacific time.

20argyriou
maig 9, 2009, 3:03pm

I'm surprised nobody mentioned Robert Silverberg as a Bay Area author. I remember reading a story of his in Omni back in the late 70s or early 80s, and being actually vaguely familiar with the mean streets of Walnut Creek where he set his story.

21yeschaton
set. 9, 2009, 5:57pm

Owen Hill has written a couple of mysteries sleuthed by a Berkeley book scout/detective. Author lives there, too.

22megwaiteclayton
nov. 27, 2009, 5:17pm

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much - out this fall by Bay area author Allison Hoover Bartlett! I'm reading it now and really enjoying it.

23TantraBensko
gen. 23, 2012, 8:21pm

I like Meg Pokrass, who lives in San Francisco.

24Morsepone7
gen. 7, 2013, 3:25pm

I am a local author from the East Bay:
I write about Egyptology related subjects. I have about 50 books published, not all are on Amazon.com.
My first book was published in the early 1990s (Eye of the Pharaoh, Copyright 1990).

http://www.amazon.com/Michael-J.-Costa/e/B008NHCW08

Michael J. Costa.

25EllenLEkstrom
gen. 7, 2013, 3:38pm

I'm a Berkeley, California author with five novels published by Central Avenue Publishing, all of which are available at the usual online bookstores and BookPassage at the Ferry Building carried Tallis' Third Tune and Armor of Light. The subject matters are literary fiction and historical fiction.

26EllenLEkstrom
gen. 7, 2013, 3:39pm

My favorite Bay Area author was Marion Zimmer Bradley.

27plastron
gen. 7, 2013, 5:24pm

Beth Lisick and Bucky Sinister

28yeschaton
gen. 14, 2013, 1:11pm

Philip K Dick, 1928-82, lived in Berkeley for a time, on Francisco Street, and in Point Reyes Station.

29yeschaton
Editat: gen. 14, 2013, 1:14pm

Terence K McKenna, 1946-2000, also lived on Francisco Street in Berkeley, and longer near Occidental.

30Esta1923
gen. 14, 2013, 1:17pm

John Caris, San Francisco, has just published a sequel to "Hermes Beckons."

31Chancelet
Editat: gen. 18, 2013, 10:53pm

Nancy LaRonda Johnson. Grew up in Berkeley, now live in Hayward and work in Redwood City. Published my book Anticipation of the Penitent. You can win a free eBook copy in exchange for a review in the Member Giveaways

32tros
Editat: gen. 14, 2013, 9:36pm

Jim Nisbet is an east bay writer, The Damned Don't Die, several novels set in the bay area including Oak.- Berkley.

33EllenLEkstrom
gen. 15, 2013, 12:01pm

Hi, Nancy: I downloaded your book and look forward to reading it.

34Chancelet
gen. 15, 2013, 10:07pm

Thank you Ellen! I appreciate it very much.

35sophie65
gen. 21, 2013, 11:01pm

also lemony snicket aka Daniel Handler.

36k00kaburra
feb. 3, 2013, 12:21pm

My favorite SF Bay Area author is Christopher Moore - some of his books are set in San Francisco, where he lives. Funny guy!

37EllenLEkstrom
feb. 4, 2013, 10:00am

I had the delight and misfortune of starting to read Lamb on a weekend that I was assigned to preach and I kept remembering Moore's work while preaching and it was a lot of work to keep it together and be serious when seriousness was called for! That'll teach me! A parishioner recommended the book to me - I can't get the lizard in the mouth out of my brain no matter what I try!

38k00kaburra
feb. 4, 2013, 7:15pm

37 - The lizard in the mouth bit always makes me crack up :)