Press Archives


SF Examiner: David Vann takes less tragic turn in Aquarium


Buzzfeed: Definitive Proof That Even Your Favorite Writers Once Sucked
SF Bay Guardian: Best of the Bay
SF Weekly: Daniel Handler Talks Snacks, Litquake, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading
Artiholics: Lively Litquake 2014
7x7: 7x7 at Lit Crawl
Pure Wow San Francisco: Nine Can't-Miss Offerings for Fall
Contra Costa Times: Lake Merritt to Host 'Lit on the Lake'
7x7: Q&A with Litquake Headliner Paolo Giordano
SF Examiner: Bookish Nicholson graces Litquake
KQED Arts: Does Literature Make You Empathic?
Bay Area Reporter: Litquake Line-up
Bay Area Reporter: Stuffing and Mounting
French American Culture Society: French Authors at Litquake!
San Jose Mercury News: Lit Bits: Bay Area's 15th annual Litquake kicks off with self-hosted quinceneara
The Daily Cal: Back to the future with Litquake's 'Less Than Zero'
SF Weekly: Best Year-Round Festival San Francisco 2014 - Litquake
BBC World Service: The radical readers of San Francisco or  (coming soon!) download the related podcast (14 MB)


The New York Times: A Heady Cocktail of Books and Booze
LA Times: Listening to Gregory Rabassa, the translator's translator
KQED: 'Orange is the New Black': Piper Kerman's Life Behind Bars
KQED Arts: Choose Your Own Adventure at Lit Crawl 2013
Bay Area News Group:  Litquake events will leave avid Bay Area readers shaken and stirred
KQED: Nine Picks from Litquake 2013
Books Inc: Litquake 2013 with Amanda McTigue, Jillian Cantor, Lauren Goldstein & Laurie R. King
Yelp: Litquake 2013
UCSF: Science and Literature Collide at Litquake 2013
Zapaday: Litquake 2013 Conversation with Joyce Goldstein
Among the Wonderful: Join Stacy Carlson for Litquake 2013
GirlsThatRoam: Women Shake Rattle and Roll at Litquake 2013 Litquake at the Cartoon Museum
The Culture Trip: California’s Cultural Offering: The Top Ten Upcoming Events in the Golden State
The Bold Italic: Jerry Stahl Shot Heroin with a Tenderloin God
KALW: Regreturature: The Sorry Literature Past of San Francisco's Best Writers
San Francisco Chronicle: Regreturature: Embarrassing 1st Words
The Bold Italic: The Famous Writer Who Lied to Me
Litseen: DRINKING WITH MEN: rosie schaap + robin ekiss at litquake's epicenter


San Jose Mercury News: "Litquake is back—and the Bay Area's own rambunctious, highly respected literary extravaganza is bigger and more inviting than ever."
The Huffington Post: "Oh, writers. Oh reader, journalists, poets and book nerds—your festival is here."
SF Bay Guardian: Shake, Rattle and Read
San Francisco Chronicle: 13th Litquake Scales World of Words
Sacramento Bee: "Think of it as a 'literary spectacle.'"
San Francisco Magazine: Litquake: The Poll
The Finch Files: Litquake's Regreturature
Publisher's Weekly: Adam Johnson Talks North Korea on the Litquake Stage
Shelf Awareness: Regreturature: San Francisco Authors Dare to Share
Street City: Steve Erickson at the Tosca Cafe


Publisher's Weekly: A Whole Lot of Reading Going On
NBC Los Angeles: Worth the Drive—The World's Largest Free Literary Crawl
The New York Times (reprinted from The  Bay Citizen): Calling All Bookworms: Your Guide to the Best of Litquake
Los Angeles Times: San Francisco literary festival Litquake just keeps growing Daniel Handler recalls the quirky literary madness of Litquake
Publisher's Weekly: Dennis Lehane Talks Noir, Politics and How Clint Eastwood Sounds on the Phone
SF Weekly:Regreturature: Hear Authors Read What They Should've Destroyed Author Dennis Lehane goes to dark side with 'Moonlight Mile'
San Francisco Bay Guardian: Litquake welcomes Chelsea Handler to the reading list
SF Gate: Litquake Announces Ismael Reed as Recipient of 2011 Barbary Coast Award (see second paragraph)
BeyondChron: School Beat: Bringing Books to Students in SF Winona Ryder talks Litquake!


SF Weekly: Reading is optional, but Litquake is mandatory
Huffington Post: Reading as a Spectator Sport
SF Examiner: Bookworms Unite at The City's Litquake
SF Chronicle: Ferlinghetti Honored at Litquake event
The New York Times: A Book Lover's San Francisco
BARtab: Get Lit


The New York Times: In Praise of Amy Tan and San Francisco's Literary Life
The New York Times: Bookworms Come Out to Play
The New York Times: In San Francisco, Literature as Carnival Overview of Lit Crawl, with video clips
SF Chronicle: Interview with author Holly Payne prior to her July 2009 Litquake benefit
SF Chronicle: Interview with comedian Lewis Black on eve of his June 2009 Litquake appearance
SF Chronicle: Interview with author Ethan Canin prior to his May 2009 Litquake appearance


SF Weekly: Read This If You Want to Live
SF Chronicle: Interview with actress/poet Amber Tamblyn before her Litquake opening night appearance
SF Chronicle: Review of Litquake's collaboration with ODC Theater, "Off Book: Stories That Move"


SF Chronicle: Litquake Festival snares Metallica drummer and authors from Dave Eggers to Sean Wilsey