Getting a read on the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

More than 400 authors are scheduled over the two days at USC. Writers as varied as Anne Rice and Jeff Kinney will hold court.What do Sugar Ray Leonard, Judy Blume, Betty White, T.C. Boyle, Rodney King, Joseph Wambaugh and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have in common? They're just a few of the high-profile personalities appearing this weekend at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Los Angeles Times Book Club reads 'The Library Book'

Just in time for summer reading, the Los Angeles Times Book Club has chosen "The Library Book" as our first community read and will host a June 25 forum with bestselling author Susan Orlean. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles Times Book Club reads ‘The Library Book’

Just in time for summer reading, the Los Angeles Times Book Club has chosen “The Library Book” as our first community read and will host a June 25 forum with bestselling author Susan Orlean. Join us as we explore Orlean’s bestseller, a whodunit about the mysterious 1986 fire that gutted Los... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Portraits from the L.A. Times Studio at the 2018 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Portraits from the L.A. Times Studio at the 2018 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles Times Announces Lineup for 24th Annual Festival of Books

The festival, taking place April 13-14 at USC, will feature hundreds of authors, experts and storytellers, including Karamo Brown, Chelsea Clinton, Valerie Jarrett, Erica Jong, Kiese Laymon and Don Winslow The Los Angeles Times today announced the lineup for the Festival of Books, the nation’s... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Tens of thousands expected to attend as Los Angeles Times Festival of Books kicks off

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend this weekend’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest event of its kind in the country. The 23rd annual festival, which celebrates reading and storytelling, got underway at 10 a.m. Saturday at the USC campus near downtown L.A. Authors... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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First day of Los Angeles Times Festival of Books offers a little something for everyone

President Trump’s immigration policies, L.A.’s homeless crisis, the women’s movement and the culture of food were just a few of the topics covered during the first day of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the USC campus. The 23rd annual festival, which celebrates reading and... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books gets underway on USC campus

The 22nd annual L.A. Times Festival of Books officially got underway Saturday morning with a performance by the USC Trojan Marching Band, which got festivalgoers dancing and cheering to a rendition of Pat Benatar's "Heartbreaker" and, of course, "Fight On," among others. Justin Dearborn, chief... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles Times Book Club is back, virtually, with L.A. noir authors

Join author Steph Cha and Joe Ide for a streaming conversation about new L.A. noir. The March 30 event will be live. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles Times book prizes awarded to literary veterans, emerging authors

Abortion, gun violence, the global refugee crisis and the degradation of the Great Lakes were among the subjects of books honored Friday at the 38th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. The awards were presented at USC’s Bovard Auditorium on the eve of the two-day L.A. Times Festival of Books,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Crazy about books? These 5 L.A. book events offer inspiring stories from Los Angeles and beyond

As we descend into the hazy thick of summer, this week’s book events remind us that one day in a life has the power to change everything. Indeed, it’s all that ever changes anything. In the memoir corner, we have a traumatic encounter at the train station, a knock on the door of a rundown... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Susan Orlean talks ‘The Library Book’ on first day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

Susan Orlean cracked open her book and bent toward the microphone. “Covers burst like popcorn,” she said, reading from her book about the mysterious 1986 fire at downtown L.A.’s Central Library. “Pages flared and blackened and then sprang away from their bindings, a ream of sooty scraps soaring... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Festival of Books: Live coverage of the L.A. Times' annual #bookfest and Book Prize winners

Heaven for book nerds! The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is underway at the USC campus this weekend, where more than 500 authors are reading, discussing, signing, and living and breathing books. The lineup includes former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, "Top... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Haven’t read War and Peace? Now’s the time to join Yiyun Li’s free virtual book club.

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A Queer Reading List from LGBTQ-Identified Authors at the PDX Book Festival

THIS NOVEMBER, the PDX Book Festival took place in Portland, Oregon. The annual one-day event always includes some of the best contemporary writers, and many of the best contemporary writers are queer. (We are good artists.) This year, the festival included over 100 authors participating in... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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L.A. Times Book Club's next read is Ocean Vuong's 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous'

L.A. Times Book Club's 2020 lineup also includes 'American Dirt' and 'From Our Land to Our Land.' Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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L.A. Times Book Club's next read is 'Barking to the Choir' by Gregory Boyle

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BookTrust to deliver 700,000 free books to schools as Time to Read campaign kicks off

BookTrust will deliver 700,000 free books to every school starter as part of the annual Time to Read campaign this week.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Raina Telgemeier offers up an ode to reading, in honor of the National Book Festival

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