Tag Archives: Noir

5 Questions with Jim Nisbet, Author of The Syracuse Codex

We’re pleased to welcome back Jim Nisbet to City Lights, this time to celebrate the release of his latest book in paperback, The Syracuse Codex, published by Overlook Press. He answered our 5 questions! More about Jim, and his answers, … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Vu Tran

City Lights is excited to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Subterranean SF Reading Series with Vu Tran, author of Dragonfish: A Novel (published by W.W. Norton). Vu took some time to answer our 5 questions before his special event … Continue reading

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Subterranean SF: Hard-boiled Writing with an Edge Turns Five

The Subterranean SF “speakeasy style” reading series turn 5 years old this year – City Lights interviewed Peter Maravelis, City Lights events director and founder of the series, about its mysterious origins. City Lights: Subterranean SF is one of those … Continue reading

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Events at City Lights Bookstore, September 2015

Our Fall event season at City Lights Bookstore kicks off this September. As always, there is a mixture of fiction and poetry, noir and nonfiction, local authors and visitors on their nationwide book tour. This month we have a John … Continue reading

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Alejandro Murguía, Poet Laureate of San Francisco

When Mayor Ed Lee asked Alejandro Murguía in 2012 if he would agree to become San Francisco’s sixth Poet Laureate, the first Latino poet to hold the position, Murguía’s first answer was, “Only in the name of my community.” His follow-up was … Continue reading

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The Big Gold Dream: An Appreciation of Chester Himes

by Cedar Sigo The first book I read by Chester Himes was one of the last he had written, My Life of Absurdity, volume two of his autobiography. Over the years I had encountered several fleeting and exotic details of … Continue reading

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Noir to the max…

“City Lights celebrated another installment of the Subterranean SF Hardboiled Reading series last Thursday night at The Lost Church. Those lucky enough to get their black envelopes got to hear Cara Black, Daphne Gottlieb, Monica Nolan, Kelli Stanley, and Alia … Continue reading

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