Tag archives: novelist

Here’s to Howard
By Richard Mineards   |   January 14, 2021

Santa Barbara stockbroker and former TV executive Howard Jay Smith is facing the music again! Howard, a member of the board of the Santa Barbara Symphony, wrote his third book, Beethoven in Love; Opus 139: Concerto Quasi Una Fantasia, five years ago, and has now penned a suitable follow-up, Meeting Mozart: From the Secret Diaries […]

The Words of Kahn
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 12, 2020

Santa Barbara physician, musician, and author James Kahn will read from Matamoros, his Civil War romance that has received strong reviews, at Chaucer’s Bookstore at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 18. The book takes place in 1862, when the Union Army had blockaded all Confederate ports. Just across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas, Matamoros […]

Soirée for Saunders
By Richard Mineards   |   February 7, 2019

Leslie Bhutani opened the doors of her stunning Montecito aerie to host a dinner for Texan novelist George Saunders, a New York Times best selling writer and Man Booker Prize winner, before he spoke at Campbell Hall, part of the UCSB Arts & Lectures series. Saunders, whose books include Lincoln in the Bardo, Pastoralia, CivilWarLand […]