Pico Iyer, more at L.A. Times Festival of Books' travel stage

FESTIVAL OF BOOKS Travel stage Pico Iyer in conversation, plus safety tips, budget travel and more. When, where: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday on the USC campus. Admission, info: Free admission; parking $12 in USC lots. events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks SPAIN Presentation Tom Harter, president of WalkEurope,... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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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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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7 Books About Past Decades That Feel Like Traveling Back in Time

The Amazon review for my debut novel was glowing, including words like “compelling” and “fun.” And then there was this: “If you love historical fiction, you’ll love The Last Book Party.” Say what? How could my novel, which is set during the 1980s—a decade of my own youth—be historical fiction?... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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Trump, immigration, dystopias are topics on last day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

After Donald Trump was elected president, Ben H. Winters put aside the novel he was writing in favor of a new project. The result was “Golden State,” set in a society where every interaction is recorded and lying is severely punished. Trump’s election was also the catalyst for some key essays in... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Sandra Cisneros raises up Frida Kahlo and other women at L.A Times Festival of Books

When Sandra Cisneros stepped onto the main stage at the L.A. Times Festival of Books on Saturday afternoon, she greeted the audience in Spanish first, with a microphone in one hand and a violet hand fan in the other. “Gracias a todos! Bienvenidos!” For the monolingual, she translated it to:... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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5 debut novelists you won’t want to miss at the L.A. Times Festival of Books

Every year, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books brings some of the world's most acclaimed authors, artists and performers together for one unforgettable weekend. It's a chance for book-loving Angelenos to see, in the flesh, the writers who have educated and entertained them. This year's... 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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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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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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More panels on politics at the LA Times Festival of Books

When something is on people’s minds, publishers notice. In the past year, there has been a surge of books about politics. That means there will be a plethora of conversations about politics at the Festival of Books. Here are a few favorites. For an in-depth conversation about our president, don’t... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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More than 150,000 explore everything from politics to poetry as L.A. Times Festival of Books comes to a close

Victor Rios, a sociology professor at UC Santa Barbara, believes that positive change in the criminal justice system is possible only when authority figures stop placing labels on youth from underprivileged neighborhoods and show more empathy. “We shouldn’t label them as being ‘at risk,’ we... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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L.A. Times Festival of Books features musings on Trump, feminism, art and more

The presidency of Donald Trump and its implications on a wide range of areas — feminism, race relations, arts, science, children and even writing itself — was a powerful theme during the first day of the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday at USC. The two-day festival —... 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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Jalada Africa’s Traveling Book Festival Is Ready to Roll

Twelve cities in East Africa will be visited in March by the Jalada Africa writers' collective's first multinational festival, a celebration of creativity. The post Jalada Africa’s Traveling Book Festival Is Ready to Roll appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Radio Times launches book-centric festival

Radio Times magazine will host an annual festival celebrating the links between books, radio and television. The inaugural festival will take place at Hampton Court Palace from 24th–27th September. The festival aims to raise awareness of the fact that many TV and radio programmes are based on... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A Time-Traveling Graphic Novel and More Great Books We’re Reading This Month

It's like the phrase "curl up with a good book" was invented for the month of December. Here's what we're reading by the fire. The post A Time-Traveling Graphic Novel and More Great Books We’re Reading This Month appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

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L.A. Times Festival of Books Hits the Mark Again

The spirit of literary camaraderie makes itself known at the 19th L.A. Times Festival of Books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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'Mabel and Me's' Jon Boorstin heads to L.A. Times Festival of Books

Mabel Normand, who came to fame at Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios, was one of the top comedy stars of the silent era. Besides appearing in several shorts with Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle, Normand also wrote, produced and directed these slapstick comedies. She's the subject of "Mabel and... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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