New Book Alert

A Former Intelligence Officer and Sarasota Resident Recounts His Experience With the 1983 Nuclear Crisis

Brian J. Morra's new historical thriller, "The Able Archers," is a fictionalized account of a very real event.

06/08/2022 By Chloe Nelson

Politics

Author and Columnist David Brooks Will Speak at May Luncheon

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club will hold the event at Michael's on East on Thursday, May 5.

01/06/2022 By Staff

Q & A

New York Times Contributor Margaret Renkl Discusses Nature, Politics and Her New Book

Renkl’s new book Graceland, at Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache From the American South collects 60 of her opinion pieces.

09/14/2021 By Marc Griffin

Newsflash

Stephen King Talks Writing, Covid, Piney Point and Red Tide on The Late Show

For such a small city, Sarasota sure seems to make the news a lot.

08/10/2021 By Megan McDonald

Local Author

Sarasota Author Releases First Children's Book

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Amy Diamond moved from L.A. to Sarasota and just published her first children's book.

02/12/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Translator, traitor

Elena Ferrante's Translator Discusses the Difficult Work of Bringing Italian Fiction to English Readers

Ann Goldstein, who has translated all of Ferrante's novels, including her newest, "The Lying Life of Adults," is participating in a Bookstore1Sarasota Zoom event on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

09/22/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fins and Fun

Writer and Nature Enthusiast Randy Wayne White Targets a Young Audience With His New Adventure Book

White, a longtime fishing guide-turned-writer, debuts his first-ever book aimed at middle-schoolers this month.

03/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Bullet points

Five Tips on How to Improve Your Community From Richard C. Harwood

The author and motivational speaker visited Sarasota last week to discuss his new book, Stepping Forward: A Positive, Practical Path to Transform Our Communities and Our Lives.

11/04/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Book worm

A Conversation With Author Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

The National Book Award longlister is coming to Sarasota this August.

07/25/2019 By Hanna Powers

Writers World

10 Sarasota-Based Authors, Past and Present

Sarasota has long prided itself on its authors, some of them household names. Here are 10 who belong in our Writers’ Hall of Fame.

05/30/2018 By Kay Kipling

Queen of Hearts

Literary Agent Karen Solem Finds the Romance in Reading

“I think everyone can write a book."

05/29/2018 By David Hackett

Review

David Sedaris' Sarasota Debut Offers Laughs and a Touch of Heart

The humorist read from his writings on the Van Wezel stage and took questions from the audience.

04/20/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Ingrid Christie

Strictly Sedaris

David Sedaris Talks Comedy

Sedaris will give a talk April 19 at the Van Wezel.

03/29/2017 By Kay Kipling

Words of Wisdom

Historian David McCullough Enlightens and Entertains at Gulf Coast Community Foundation Luncheon

The author of books on Harry Truman, John Adams and more offered insights into leadership and community as well.

03/02/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Talks

Award-Winning Historian the Guest Speaker at March 2 Luncheon

Presidential Medal of Freedom-winning historian David McCullough will be the featured guest at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s 2017 Better Together luncheon.

01/20/2017 By staff

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces More Of Its Upcoming Season

The line-up includes several Sarasota premieres and a gala evening with Steve Martin and Martin Short.

08/30/2016 By Kay Kipling

Best Bars

Crime Novelist Tim Dorsey on His Fictional Hero’s Favorite Florida Bars

We asked best-selling crime novelist Tim Dorsey where his hero, Serge A. Storms, would drink.

06/22/2016 By Tim Dorsey

Magical History Tour

Key West Offers Visitors a Unique Spirit and Fabulous Decadence

To paraphrase Hunter S. Thompson, "Key West is where the weird go pro."

03/01/2016 By Scott Vogel

Article

Stephen King, John Grisham Take Center Stage at Manatee County Library Foundation Fund Raiser

Authors Stephen King and John Grisham appeared at a fund raiser for the Manatee County Library Foundation in Bradenton last night.

01/20/2016 By Ilene Denton

Article

Writer Amy Tan Headlines Ringling College Library Association’s Town Hall Series Platinum Dinner

Writer Amy Tan will appear in Sarasota at Ringling College Library Association's Town Hall Series this month.

01/01/2016 By Kay Kipling