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123 Andrés is a talented singer/songwriter whose show is an energetic and fun celebration of music for children and their families, showcasing Latin musical genres from salsa and bachata to plena, bolero, mariachi and more. His bilingual CD "¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés en Español y Inglés!" will debut in April.

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José-Luis Orozco featuring Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés
Saturday, 5:10 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

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Abcarian is a Los Angeles Times columnist and blogger. She writes a weekly column for the print edition about California culture and politics and posts frequently on her blog about national news. A UC Berkeley graduate with a journalism degree from Boston University, she covered the last three presidential campaigns and began her career across the street from the L.A. Times at UPI.

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By the Numbers: Science and Identity
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Marisela Adams

Marisela Adams, “Breaking Faith”

Marisela Adams-Romance Calling
Booth 145

April 18, 10:00 a.m.
April 19, 10:00 a.m.

Addonizio is a poet, fiction writer and essayist whose work has appeared in numerous publications. Her latest book is a story collection, "The Palace of Illusions," from Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press. "Bukowski in a Sundress," a memoir, is forthcoming from Penguin. Addonizio has received many honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and Pushcart Prize.

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Reading From "My Black Angel: Blues Poems and Portraits"
Sunday, 11:30 a.m., Poetry Stage ›

Fiction: The Long and the Short of It
Sunday, 3 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Agee is the author/illustrator of many books for children, including "It’s Only Stanley," along with a series of popular wordplay books, among them, "Go Hang a Salami! I’m a Lasagna Hog!" His stories — of mysterious painters, hard-luck magicians, guffawing grumps and forgotten astronauts — have been called quirky, absurdist and above all, humorous. His sophisticated wit appeals to children and adults alike.

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Tell Me a Story: The Art of Children’s Books
Saturday, 2 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Aguirre is the author of the best-selling Razorland series ("Enclave," "Outpost," "Horde") and of "Mortal Danger." She lives in Mexico with her husband and their children. Her latest book is "The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things."

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Young Adult Fiction: The Girls Are All Right
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Alcaraz is creator of the nationally syndicated daily comic strip "La Cucaracha" (seen in the L.A. Times) and is an award-winning editorial cartoonist. He’s a consulting producer and writer on Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming animated Fox TV series, "Bordertown." His books include "A Most Imperfect Union" and "Latino USA."

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Catoonista Lalo Alcaraz
Saturday, 11:45 a.m., Hoy Stage ›

Alexander is a Los Angeles historian and writer who has written extensively about science and mathematics and their impact on broader culture. His latest book, "Infinitesimal," tells how, in the 17th century, a mathematical concept became the focus of a titanic fight over religion, politics and the shape of the modern world. It was selected by Slate as one of the best books of 2014.

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Writing Big Science
Saturday, 3 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Eva M. Alexander

Eva M. Alexander, "Condos & Condoms"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 207

April 18, 2:30 p.m.
April 18, 3:30 p.m.

Ali is a senior writer for the Los Angeles Times’ Calendar section, where she covers film, TV, music, media and just about anything else that isn’t sports. She is an award-winning journalist and Los Angeles native who has written in publications ranging from Rolling Stone to the New York Times. She was formerly the L.A. Times’ music editor and, before that, a senior writer covering culture with Newsweek magazine.

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Billy Idol, author of "Dancing With Myself," interviewed by Lorraine Ali
Saturday, 3:40 p.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

Alkon is the irreverent purveyor of "science news you can use." Her most recent book is the science-based and bitingly funny "Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck." Her award-winning syndicated column runs in about 100 newspapers. She is the president of the Applied Evolutionary Psychology Society and hosts a weekly radio show, "Nerd Your Way to a Better Life," featuring the luminaries of behavioral science.

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Finding Focus: Writing Niche Topics
Saturday, Noon, Annenberg Auditorium ›

Memoir: How Did I Get Here?
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Allen is an actor, photographer and writer. He currently appears as Toby Cavanaugh on the ABC Family TV series "Pretty Little Liars." Allen has also appeared or is forthcoming in several films, including "Bukowski" and "The Sound and the Fury." He is the author of the recent book "life.love.beauty." It’s a collection of his photos, poems, stories, captions, musings, song lyrics and journal pages.

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Author of "life.love.beauty." interviewed by Yvonne Villarreal
Saturday, 12:10 p.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

Allen is the author of five books, most recently the novel "Song of the Shank," which is loosely based on 19th century musical savant Blind Tom. The novel received a front-page review in the New York Times Book Review. A professor of English at Queens College/CUNY, Allen also teaches in the writing program at the New School and New York University.

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Fiction: History Through Another Lens
Sunday, 2 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Amster is president of Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises. A former editor at Pantheon and Vintage, she has been described in the L.A. Times as "a dogged prospector of the city’s literary talent." Her clients include novelists Christopher Noxon, María Amparo Escandón and Joy Nicholson; MacArthur fellow Will Allen; James Beard Award-winner Kim Boyce; popular historian Margaret Leslie Davis; and best-selling research psychologist Elaine N. Aron.

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Publishing: The Big Picture
Saturday, 3 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Anawalt is an associate professor and director of the USC Annenberg Master’s Program in Arts Journalism and was chief dance critic for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner and later for LA Weekly and KCRW. Her book, "The Joffrey Ballet: Robert Joffrey and the Making of an American Dance Company," was called a "milestone in dance writing" by the New York Times.

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From L.A. to the Middle East: Empowering Youth through the Arts
Saturday, Noon, Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Spencer Anderson

Spencer Anderson

Spencer Anderson
Booth 023

April 18, 10:00 a.m.
April 19, 10:00 a.m.

Andiola is a former congressional staffer for Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema and co-founder of the DRM Action Coalition. Erika started her community organizing experience when she co-founded the Arizona Dream Act Coalition. She then served on the National Coordinating Committee and the board of directors for the United We Dream Network.

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Hashtivism: Activism in the Hashtag Age, presented by #EmergingUS
Saturday, 2 p.m., Town and Gown ›

Andrews is the author and screenwriter of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl." He has worked previously as a travel writer, tour guide and receptionist at a German youth hostel. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Schenley High School and Harvard University. He has also lived in San Sebastián, Spain; Berlin; Boston, Brooklyn; and Los Angeles, where he currently makes his home.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Saturday, 2 p.m., School of Cinematic Arts: Ray Stark Family Theater ›

Angelini is a Massachusetts native and the youngest of eight siblings. She graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in theater. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband. She is the author of numerous books, the latest of which is "Trial by Fire."

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Young Adult Fiction: Lurking in the Shadows
Saturday, 3 p.m., Norris Theater ›

Njedeh Anthony

Njedeh Anthony, “MindCrawlers”

The Gestalt Effect
Booth 840

April 18, 10:00 a.m.

Donald Antrim

Antrim is author of the novels "Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World," "The Hundred Brothers" and "The Verificationist," as well as a memoir, "The Afterlife." He is a regular contributor to the New Yorker, an associate professor in the writing program at Columbia University and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. His newest collection of stories, "The Emerald Light in the Air," is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Fiction.

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Fiction: The Trials of Life
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Arcos is the author of "There Will Come a Time" and "Out of Reach," which was a National Book Award Finalist. She lives with her family in Los Angeles.

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Young Adult Fiction: The Ties That Bind
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Norris Theater ›

Armour studies the intersection of race and legal decision-making. His book "Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America" received the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award. At the request of the Department of State and European embassies, Armour has toured universities in Europe to speak about social justice, hip-hop culture and the law. Armour is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at USC.

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Being Black: Race and Justice in the U.S.
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Glenda Armand

Glenda Armand, "Love Twelve Miles Long, Ira's Shakespeare Dream"

Author Solutions
Booth 834

April 19, 11:00 a.m.
April 19, 12:50 p.m.

Arnold writes stories and songs. He likes pesto, Arcade Fire, indie bookstores, Middle-earth, GARP, Elliott Smith, Christmastime, and all things Sorkin. He doesn’t like olives, liars or wet socks. His debut novel, "Mosquitoland," was published this winter. His second book, "Kids of Appetite," is tentatively set for a fall 2016 release.

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Young Adult Fiction: The Ties That Bind
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Norris Theater ›

Arquillos is executive director of 826LA, a nonprofit organization that provides free writing and tutoring programs to over 8,000 Los Angeles students a year. Prior to relocating to L.A., Joel worked alongside Dave Eggers and Ninive Calegari as director of national programs for 826 National.

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Jason Segel, Author of "Nightmares!," Interviewed by Joel Arquillos
Sunday, 11 a.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

Arthur is senior vice president and publisher of Little, Brown and Company. She grew up in Woodland Hills and graduated from UCLA. The writers she has worked with include Kate Atkinson, Joshua Ferris, Tina Fey, James Patterson, George Pelecanos, Eleanor Catton, Megan Abbott, Elin Hilderbrand, Kate Mulgrew and Ian Rankin.

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Inside Publishing
Saturday, Noon, Hancock Foundation ›

Ashford, entranced by the witty language of Georgette Heyer and Regency England in junior high school, later traveled widely and studied English literature. Her historical romances have been published in Sweden, Italy, Denmark, France, Russia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Spain, as well as in the U.S. "Married to a Perfect Stranger" is her latest novel.

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Fiction: Addicted to Love
Sunday, 11 a.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Michelle B. Assor

Michelle B. Assor, "Snaygill"

Michelle B.Assor, Author
Booth 742

April 18, 10:00 a.m.

Wendell Auersperger

Wendell Auersperger, “COME SEE WENDELL'S SHOES”

Wendell is Content!
Booth 967

April 18, 1:00 p.m.
April 19, 1:00 p.m.

Chris Ayers

Chris Ayers, "The Daily Zoo series"

The Daily Zoo (Chris Ayers)
Booth 725

April 18, 10:00 a.m.
April 19, 10:00 a.m.

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Basil Bachelor

Basil Bachelor, "The Mingwe Kyasuta"

Author Solutions
Booth 204

April 19, 12:30 p.m.
April 19, 1:30 p.m.

Bachrach puts her boundless enthusiasm for California stories and smart ideas to good use as managing editor of Boom: A Journal of California, a quarterly magazine published by UC Press, and project manager of Heyday South, the Southern California office of Berkeley-based publisher Heyday.

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Publishing: Independent Voices
Sunday, 3 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Michelle Bain

Michelle Bain, "Journey to the Ideal greater"

greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Booth 953

April 19, 12:20 p.m.
April 19, 2:40 p.m.

Benny Zelkowicz Cam Baity

Benny Zelkowicz Cam Baity, "The First Book of Ore: The Foundry's Edge"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 19, 2:00 p.m.
April 19, 3:50 p.m.

Baker is an award-winning author, Emmy-nominated journalist and senior correspondent for E! News. His novel "How I Got Skinny, Famous and Fell Madly in Love" won the Feathered Quill prize for best YA fiction, and his memoir, "Man Made," is being adapted into a film starring actor Elijah Wood. Baker’s latest book is "Finding Forever."

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Young Adult Fiction: Thrills and Chills
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., YA Stage ›

Ball is the author of several novels, including "Silence Once Begun," which is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Fiction. Ball’s other honors include the 2008 Paris Review Plimpton Prize and his verse being included in the Best American Poetry series. He gives classes on lucid dreaming and lying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Fiction: On the Edge
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Veronica Bane

Veronica Bane, "Mara and Miyuki"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 207

April 19, 2:00 p.m.
April 19, 2:50 p.m.

Banks is a California columnist for the L.A. Times. Her columns focus on the intersection of the personal and the public, on people who inspire and infuriate us, on the chances we take and the choices we make.

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Maria Bello, author of "Whatever … Love Is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves," interviewed by Sandy Banks
Saturday, 11 a.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

Bardugo is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the Grisha Trilogy. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Yale, and she has worked in advertising, journalism and, most recently, makeup and special effects. Her next book, "The Six of Crows," arrives fall 2015.

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Young Adult Fiction: Writing the Fantastic
Saturday, 3 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Barnett is the author of many books for children, including "The Terrible Two," which he wrote with Jory John, and "Extra Yarn," illustrated by Jon Klassen, which won a Caldecott Honor and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Barnett’s favorite book is "Murder in the Mystery Suite" by Ellery Adams. Find him at www.macbarnett.com or @macbarnett on Twitter.

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Middle Grade Fiction: Tall Tales and Silly Stories
Sunday, Noon, YA Stage ›

Laura Basha, PhD

Laura Basha, PhD, "The Inward Outlook"

Author Solutions
Booth 216

April 18, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
April 18, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Bates’ debut collection, "What Is Not Missing Is Light," is the winner of Rescue Press’ Black Box Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Fence, jubilat, PEN Poetry Series, VERSE, and elsewhere. Originally from Nashville, she now lives in Los Angeles, where she writes for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and is a features contributor to Kirkus Reviews.

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Reading From "What Is Not Missing Is Light"
Sunday, 4:30 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Bates is a Los Angeles-based correspondent for NPR News, where she covers race, ethnicity and culture for NPR’s Code Switch team. She is coauthor, with Karen Elyse Hudson, of the best-selling etiquette guide "Basic Black: Home Training for Modern Times," and the author of the Alex Powell mystery novels.

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Speaking Out: Human Rights and Social Justice
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Bovard Auditorium ›

Beauchamp is the award-winning author of "Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood," "Joseph P. Kennedy Presents" and four other books of Hollywood history. Beauchamp’s latest anthology is "My First Time in Hollywood." She has written and produced documentaries and has twice been named an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Scholar. She also writes for Vanity Fair.

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All That Glitters: Arts in a Golden Age
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Randy Barth

Randy Barth, "American Evita: Lurleen Wallace"

THINK Together
Booth 960

April 19, 10:00 a.m.

Bellas has written extensively on bilingualism for numerous publications and websites and is now a parenting blogger for www.todobebé.com. Her first book, "Raising Bilingual Children/Cómo Crian Niños Bilingues," was published in fall 2014, and her second book, "Arroz con Pollo and Apple Pie: Raising Bicultural Children," will be released in 2015.

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Reading to Your Child en Español and Inglés
Saturday, 3:50 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

Bello is an actor, activist and author of "Whatever… Love Is Love," published this month, about the fluidity of partnerships and how families today come in myriad shapes and sizes. She co-founded We Advance, an organization that creates a grassroots movement empowering Haitian women to collaborate toward making healthcare a priority, and she has appeared in "Coyote Ugly," "The Cooler," "A History of Violence" and "Thank You for Smoking," among other movies.

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Author of "Whatever...Love Is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves," Interviewed by Sandy Banks
Saturday, 11 a.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

Bellorage is an L.A.-based alternative-pop artist. Her first EP, "Into the Next Motion," was released in fall 2014.

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Musical Performance
Saturday, 4:20 p.m., USC Stage ›

H.J. Bellus

H.J. Bellus, “Cree, That Girl, The Game, Her Soldier”

BOOK fri-ENDS Blog
Booth 125

April 19, 10 a.m.

Bendall is the author of four collections of poetry, including "Dark Summer," "Ariadne’s Island" and her latest, "Under the Quick." She has received the Eunice Tietjens Prize from Poetry magazine, as well as two Pushcart Prizes. Bendall teaches at USC.

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A Tribute to Nancy Johnson: Remarks by David St. John, Poems Read by Molly Bendall and Catherine Theis
Saturday, 5 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Bender is the author of five books, including "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake." The most recent, "The Color Master," was a New York Times Notable Book of 2013. Her work has been translated into 16 languages. She lives in Los Angeles and teaches creative writing at USC.

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Fiction: The Art of the Short Story
Sunday, 3 p.m., Town and Gown ›

Bender is the author of the story collection "Refund," and the novels "A Town of Empty Rooms" and "Like Normal People." Her stories have appeared in magazines including the New Yorker, Granta, Zoetrope, Ploughshares, Guernica, and the Harvard Review, and she has won two Pushcart prizes.

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Fiction: The Long and the Short of It
Sunday, 3 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Benincasa is a comedian and author of the novel "Great" and the memoir "Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom," based on her critically acclaimed solo show about panic attacks and agoraphobia. Her comedy has won praise from the Chicago Tribune, the Guardian and the New York Times. Her memoir is currently in development as a pilot at a cable network.

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Young Adult Fiction: New Takes on Classic Tales
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., YA Stage ›

Benson’s work focuses on the intersection of art and science. His fifth book, "Cosmigraphics," a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Science and Technology, surveys 4,000 years of depictions of the universe. A writer, photographer, and filmmaker, in the last decade Benson staged a series of shows of reprocessed planetary landscape photography. As a writer, he’s contributed to The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, and Rolling Stone, among others. He’s currently a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab.

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Writing Big Science
Saturday, 3 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Benton is a New York Times best-selling author and the creator of many licensed properties. He’s created a kids’ TV series, designed clothing and written books, such as "Franny K. Stein" and the best-selling Dear Dumb Diary series. He lives in Michigan with his spectacular wife and kids.

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Children’s Books: Imagination and Illustration
Sunday, 11 a.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Author of "Dear Dumb Diary"
Sunday, 12:55 p.m., Reading By 9 Children’s Stage ›

Benway is the acclaimed author of "Going Rogue," "Also Known As;" "Audrey, Wait!;" and "The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June." Benway’s books have been published in 16 languages, received numerous honors and been bestsellers in several countries. Her latest book, "Emmy and Oliver," will be published in June.

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Young Adult Fiction: The Ties That Bind
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Norris Theater ›

Young Adult Fiction: I’ll Be There For You
Sunday, 3 p.m., YA Stage ›

Berg is the author of numerous biographies, including "Max Perkins: Editor of Genius," for which he received the National Book Award, and "Lindbergh," for which he was awarded the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for biography. His latest biography, "Wilson," was a 2013 finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize in Biography.

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Biography: World Leaders in History
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Bergen’s film credits include "The Sand Pebbles," "Carnal Knowledge," "Starting Over" (for which she received an Oscar nomination) and "Miss Congeniality." On TV, she was the star of "Murphy Brown," for which she won five Emmys. She later starred with James Spader and William Shatner in the critically acclaimed series "Boston Legal." Bergen is the author of two memoirs, "Knock Wood" and the recently published "A Fine Romance."

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Author of "A Fine Romance," Interviewed by Mary McNamara
Sunday 1:20 p.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

Alicia Bien

Alicia Bien, "Evolution of a Wine Drinker, Paris! Take Me Away!"

greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Booth 953

April 18, 2:00 p.m.
April 18, 4:00 p.m.

Biespiel is the author of nine books, most recently "A Long High Whistle," "Charming Gardeners" and "The Book of Men and Women." A contributor to the New York Times, New Republic, Politico and Poetry, he writes the Poetry Wire column for the Rumpus and is president of the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters.

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Haunted by Hope: Public Mourning and Personal Lyric
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Birney has written for numerous children’s TV shows, including "The New Adventures of Madeleine," "Doug" and "Bobby’s World," and has won an Emmy, three Humanitas Prizes and a Writers Guild of America award for her TV work. She won a Christopher Award for "Friendship According to Humphrey," which is part of the popular Humphrey book series. Her other books include "The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs" and "The Princess and the Peabodys."

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Children’s Books: Imagination and Illustration
Sunday, 11 a.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Blaser has studied the role of bacteria in human disease for over 30 years, and he directs the Human Microbiome Program at NYU. He founded the Bellevue Literary Review and his more than 100 media appearances include "Today," "Good Morning America," NPR, BBC, "The Daily Show" and CNN. "Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues" is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Science and Technology.

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Writing Big Science
Saturday, 3 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Dan Blatt

Dan Blatt, "Understanding the Economic Basics and Modern Capitalism: Market Mechanisms and Administered Alternatives"

Author Solutions
Booth 204

April 18, 1:30 p.m.
April 18, 2:30 p.m.

Block, recipient of the Spectrum Award, the Phoenix Award, the ALA Rainbow Award and the 2005 Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award, writes and teaches in L.A. Her work has been translated into nine languages. Her latest book is "Beyond the Pale Motel."

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Fiction: Victims and Vice
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Bogen is the author of 10 books of poetry and short fiction, including "Washing a Language," "Fission" and "Rag Tag We Kiss." In 2016, Red Hen Press will publish "All of the Above: New and Selected Poems 1975-2015." Since 1990, Bogen has been an instructor of poetry and performance for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

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Reading from Selected Works
Saturday, 10 a.m., Poetry Stage ›

Bond, a PEN Rosenthal Fellow, has taught writing to at-risk youth throughout L.A. for over 15 years. Her novel, "Ruby," a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, is the latest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Bond lives in L.A. with her daughter.

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Fiction: Pushing Boundaries
Sunday, 2 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Bond is the author of the books "Girl on a Wire" and most recently "Lois Lane: Fallout." She has also written for Publishers Weekly, the L.A. Times and the Washington Post, among other outlets. She lives in a 100-year-old house in Lexington, Ky., with her husband, author Christopher Rowe, and their menagerie.

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Young Adult Fiction: New Takes on Classic Tales
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., YA Stage ›

Bosch is the author of the New York Times best-selling Secret Series and "Bad Magic," which School Library Journal praised as "a clever and playful novel ... a delight to read." He loves rich chocolate and fine cheese. His identity is a closely guarded secret.

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Middle Grade Fiction: Extraordinary Adventures
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., YA Stage ›

Tom Bouman grew up on a dirt road in northeastern Pennsylvania. A former book editor and musician, he now lives with his wife and daughter in south central Pennsylvania, where he studies law. His first novel, "Dry Bones in the Valley," is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Mystery/Thriller.

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Crime Fiction: Haunted by the Past
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Michael J. Bowler

Michael J. Bowler, "A Boy and His Dragon, A Matter of Time, The Knight Cycle"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 207

April 18, 2:30 p.m.
April 18, 3:30 p.m.

Boyarsky, author of "Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times," is a political correspondent for Truthdig, blogs for LA Observed and is a columnist for the Jewish Journal. His other books include "Los Angeles: City of Dreams" and "Big Daddy: Jesse Unruh and the Art of Power Politics."

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Richard Riordan, Author of "The Mayor," in conversation with Bill Boyarsky
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Norris Theater ›

Boyle is the author of five novels, including "Drop City," which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and "World’s End," winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, as well as his recently released "The Harder They Come." He has also written nine short story collections. He is the 2014 recipient of the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement from the L.A Times Book Prizes.

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T.C. Boyle, Author of "The Harder They Come," in Conversation with David L. Ulin
Saturday, 1 p.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Bracco has appeared in countless films and TV shows, including "Goodfellas" and "The Sopranos," and on Broadway. Currently she stars in TNT’s TV series "Rizzoli and Isles." She was recently named Woman of the Year by the New York City Police Athletic League and is the author of a memoir, "On the Couch," and the recent book, "To the Fullest." Bracco splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.

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Author of "To the Fullest," interviewed by Mary MacVean
Saturday, 1:20 p.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

William Bradley

William Bradley, "Los Angeles Union Station: Tracks to the Future"

Angel City Press
Booth 119

April 18, 12:00 p.m.

Bragg writes humorous nonfiction children’s books with an eye for seeing the ridiculous and believing that the truth is the perfect straight man. Her book "How They Croaked" has earned many awards. She is working on her fourth book, titled "How They Got Caught."

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Young Adult: Writing the Truth for Teens
Saturday, 2 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Allison Branscombe

Allison Branscombe, "All About China: Stories, Songs, Crafts and Games for Kids"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 19, 3:00 p.m.
April 19, 3:50 p.m.

Braudy is a professor at the University of Southern California, where he teaches English literature, film history and criticism, and American culture. He is the author of numerous books, including "The World in a Frame," "The Frenzy of Renown" and "From Chivalry to Terrorism." He also coedits the widely used anthology "Film Theory and Criticism." His most recent book is "Trying to Be Cool."

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Whose Life Is It Anyway? Approaches to Writing Memoir
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Breznican was born and raised in western Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pittsurgh in 1998. Currently a senior writer for Entertainment Weekly, he has worked as a reporter for the Arizona Republic, the Associated Press and USA Today. "Brutal Youth" is his first novel.

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Young Adult Fiction: Outside the Margins
Saturday, 11 a.m., YA Stage ›

Brockenbrough (rhymes with broken toe) is the author of two books for adults and five books for young readers. Her work has been published widely, including in the New York Times. Her debut novel, "Devine Intervention," was one of Kirkus Reviews’ Top 100 books for teens in 2012. Her newest book is "The Game of Love and Death."

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Young Adult Graphic Novels: World in a Frame
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Young Adult Fiction: Love, Death and the Lives In Between
Sunday, Noon, Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Brown is director of author marketing for Goodreads. He leads the Goodreads Author Program, through which he helps thousands of authors find readers for their books. He’s spoken about publishing and online marketing at Book Expo America, BookNet Canada, the London Book Fair, Digital Book World and the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Publishing: The New Writers’ Toolbox
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Brown is a Web producer working in entertainment for the Los Angeles Times. She helps provide digital content for the Arts and Entertainment sections and has also written for the Travel, Books and Image sections. A Long Beach native, she graduated from UCLA.

SCHEDULE

Kate Mulgrew, Author of "Born With Teeth: A Memoir," interviewed by Tracy Brown
Saturday, 4:50 p.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

Brownstein, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of presidential campaigns, is the National Journal Group’s editorial director in charge of long-term editorial strategy. His book "The Second Civil War" was a finalist for the 2007 L.A. Times Book Prize in Current Interest.

SCHEDULE

The Domino Effect: Changing Political Landscapes
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Norris Theater ›

Buckley’s 20th poetry book is "Back Room at the Philosophers’ Club." He is editor of "On The Poetry of Philip Levine: Stranger to Nothing." He is the recipient of a Guggenheim in poetry, two NEA grants, a Fulbright Award in Creative Writing and four Pushcart Prizes. He’s also the 2013 winner of the Campbell Corner Poetry Contest.

SCHEDULE

Reading From "Back Room at the Philosophers’ Club"
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Poetry Stage ›

Dr. Jungmiwha Bullock

Dr. Jungmiwha Bullock, "Am I Half Giraffe?: A Multilingual Book for Children"

LEXIQUE DU MONDE PRESS
Booth 505

April 18, 1:00 p.m.

Burton is an actor and director best known for his roles in "Roots" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and as the guiding force behind PBS’s "Reading Rainbow" TV series for nearly three decades. His phenomenally successful 2014 Kickstarter campaign to re-launch "Reading Rainbow" in app and Web-based forms broke fundraising records, garnering over $5 million in donations in just one week. Burton is the recipient of the L.A. Times Book Prizes 2014 Innovator’s Award, and his newest book for children is "The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm."

SCHEDULE

LeVar Burton, author of "The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm," interviewed by Patt Morrison
Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Byrne, former regional director of the Poetry Society of America, is a poetry consultant and stage emcee for the L.A. Times Festival of Books, contributing editor for the L.A. Review of Books and literary programs director for the Ruskin Art Club. She is a Pushcart Prize honoree, and her poetry collections include "The Flammable Bird," "Masque" and the forthcoming "Squander" and "Voyeur Hour: Meditations on Poetry, Art and Desire."

SCHEDULE

Poetry Stage Emcee
Saturday and Sunday, Poetry Stage ›

C

Calle was born in Lima, Peru, and raised in Venezuela. He studied social communication at Central University of Venezuela. He is currently deputy editor of Hoy and Fin de Semana publications, in addition to being entertainment editor.

SCHEDULE

Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo, author of "Speak Up!" interviewed by Tommy Calle
Saturday, 11:10 a.m., Hoy Stage ›

Chiquis Rivera, Author of "Forgiveness: A Memoir," Interviewed by Tommy Calle
Saturday, 3:10 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

Telenovelas: De las Rosas a las Balas
Saturday, 4:20 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

Becky G., Interviewed by Tommy Calle
Sunday, 3:50 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

Cao is the author of the critically acclaimed novels "The Lotus and the Storm" and "Monkey Bridge." She was born in South Vietnam and came to the U.S. in 1975 after the end of the war in Vietnam. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Yale Law School.

SCHEDULE

Fiction: The Past in Our Present
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Carlton plays pop songs with grooves and arrangements that span a variety of styles, from groovy Motown-inspired drumbeats to intricate African 6/8 rhythm. With a strong DIY ethic, the band has self-produced five EPs. Composed of Richard Wynne (vocals, guitar), Brian Jones (bass) and Brendan McCusker (drums), Carlton puts a heavy emphasis on improvisation and experimentation in their live shows. Their debut EP, "Stretching," is available on iTunes.

SCHEDULE

Musical Performance
Saturday, 5:30 p.m., USC Stage ›

Luka van den Driesschen and Donna J. Crouse

Luka van den Driesschen and Donna J. Crouse

America Star Books LLLP
Booth 994

April 19, 12:30 p.m.

Carpenter is a staff writer with the Orange County Register.

SCHEDULE

Young Adult Fiction: Writing the Fantastic
Saturday, 3 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Castaneda was born and grew up in Los Angeles and worked for the L.A. Herald Examiner before joining the Washington Post. From the latter part of 1989 through the mid-1990s, Ruben covered the D.C. police and crime beat while an active crack addict, finally getting clean in 1992. He’s the author of "S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C."

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Narrative Journalism: Writing American Crime
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Castells is university professor and Wallis Annenberg Chair of communication technology and society at the University of Southern California, as well as professor emeritus of sociology and planning at UC Berkeley. He has published 27 books, including the trilogy "The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture (1996-2003)" and "Communication Power" (2009). His awards include: the 2011 Erasmus Medal, the 2012 Holberg Prize and the 2013 International Balzan Prize, among others.

SCHEDULE

From Sensitivity to Censorship: The High Stakes of Satire in Popular Culture
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Castellucci is the award-winning author of books and graphic novels for young adults including "Tin Star," "Stone in the Sky" and "Boy Proof," which was named by Time magazine as one of the best YA books of all time. She is the founding YA editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books, Children’s Correspondence Coordinator for the Rumpus and a two-time MacDowell Fellow. Her latest book is "Stone in the Sky."

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Young Adult Fiction: Writing the Unknown
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., YA Stage ›

Young Adult Fiction: Beyond This Realm
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Castro, with members Vincent Venturella, Jack Guimon, Eric Hehr and Brendan McCusker, formed in Los Angeles during the winter of 2014, sharing a mutual appreciation for ’70s post-punk and ’80s new wave. The resulting original material has garnered attention from Time Out Los Angeles, ("12 Bands To Watch In 2015") as well as Buzzbands.LA, which listed Castro’s "Why Don’t You Find Out?" as one of the best songs of 2014.

SCHEDULE

Musical Performance
Saturday, 1 p.m., L.A. Sound Stage ›

Cetina is the chef and owner of Chichen Itza restaurant in Los Angeles. Cetina and the food of Chichen Itza Restaurant have been lauded in such publications as GQ, the L.A. Times, Travel and Leisure Magazine, People en Español, Hispanic Magazine, LA Weekly, La Opinion, City Beat and Adelante, as well as on TV and radio. A Spanish-language translation of Cetina’s cookbook, "Sabores Yucatecos," was recently published.

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Eat This: The L.A. Food Movement
Saturday, 11 a.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Cetina, Jr. was on a different career path before the family business got under his skin. He studied computer science in Merida before returning to the U.S. in 2000. After working at various restaurants, he began at Chichen Itza Restaurant a week after it opened in 2001. Eventually, he began to learn the secrets of his father’s (and grandmother’s) cooking.

SCHEDULE

Eat This: The L.A. Food Movement
Saturday, 11 a.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Cha is the author of "Follow Her Home" and "Beware Beware," both published by St. Martin’s Minotaur. Her third novel, "Dead Soon Enough," comes out in August. She is a regular contributor to the L.A. Review of Books and the L.A. Times, where she writes about books and food. She lives in Los Feliz with her husband and basset hound.

SCHEDULE

Crime Fiction: Right Place, Wrong Time
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

When Chadburn is not teaching, she can usually be found protesting somewhere. She has written for Guernica, Salon, McSweeney’s, the Rumpus, American Public Media’s "Marketplace" radio show, and dozens more outlets. Her essay, "The Throwaways," was noted in Best American Essays and Best American Nonrequired Reading, and her novel, "A Tiny Upward Shove," is forthcoming with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Fiction: History Through Another Lens
Sunday, 2 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Chandra’s latest book is "Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty." He has also written the novels "Sacred Games" and "Red Earth and Pouring Rain," and the short story collection "Love and Longing in Bombay." His honors include the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia), the Crossword Prize and the Salon Book Award.

SCHEDULE

Creativity in the Digital Age
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Victoria Chang’s third book of poems, "The Boss," won the PEN Center USA Literary Award and a California Book Award. Her other books are "Salvinia Molesta" and "Circle." Her poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry series, Poetry magazine, the American Poetry Review, the Nation, New Republic and elsewhere.

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Reading from "The Boss"
Saturday, 3 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Chang is vice president and general manager for Fly.com, and airfare search engine from Travelzoo. Chang is an avid traveler, having visited all seven continents and off-the-beaten-path places such as North Korea, Cuba, Cambodia, Guatamala, Jordan and elsewhere. He is currently conducting research for his first book.

SCHEDULE

More for Your Money: Finding Hotel and Airfare Bargains
Sunday, 2:15 p.m., Travel Smart Stage ›

Chast’s cartoons have been published in the New Yorker, Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook and Mother Jones, among others. Her book "Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" won the National Book Critics Award for autobiography and is a 2014 finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize for Graphic Novel/Comics.

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Drawing on Life: Graphic Novels and Memoir
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Chemerinsky, founding dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, has also taught at DePaul, Duke and other institutions. An expert on constitutional law, he has frequently argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals and occasionally before the Supreme Court. His latest book is "The Case Against the Supreme Court."

SCHEDULE

Pushing the Needle: Decisions in Government
Sunday, Noon, Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Chin is the author of five books and is well-represented in canonical anthologies. She has won numerous awards, most recently from the United States Artists Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute, and teaches in the MFA program at City University, Hong Kong. Her new book of poems is called "Hard Love Province."

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Reading from "Hard Love Province: Poems"
Sunday, 3 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Choi is known as the godfather of the food truck movement, with his Kogi trucks. He is the chef owner of Chego!, A-Frame, Sunny Spot and POT at the Line Hotel. He was named Food and Wine magazine’s best new chef in 2010. He is the author of "L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food."

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To Live and Dine in L.A.: Food Pasts, Food Futures — A Conversation with Josh Kun and Roy Choi
Sunday, Noon, Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Christensen is an adjunct assistant professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and History Department and a senior fellow in CityLab at UCLA. He is a columnist at LA Observed and editor of Boom: A Journal of California, a quarterly magazine published by UC Press. He is also a partner and strategic advisor at Stamen Design, an interactive design studio specializing in mapping, data visualization and storytelling.

SCHEDULE

Pushing for Change: Our Environmental Future
Saturday, 11 a.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Church is the author of "The Guinness Book of Me: A Memoir of Record," "The Day After the Day After: My Atomic Angst," "Ultrasonic: Essays" and a forthcoming book-length essay from Dzanc Books in 2016. He is a founding editor and nonfiction editor for literary magazine the Normal School, and he teaches in the MFA program at Fresno State.

SCHEDULE

Nonfiction: Writing in Real Time
Sunday, 11 a.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Ruth Clampett

Ruth Clampett, “Animate Me, Mr. 365, Work of Art- Book 1 The Inspiration, Work of Art- Book 2 The Unveiling, Work of Art- Book 3 The Masterpiece”

BOOK fri-ENDS Blog
Booth 125

April 19, 10 a.m.

Annie Hartzog Clayton

Annie Hartzog Clayton, "The War of Matrimony"

Author Solutions
Booth 207

April 18, 1:30 p.m.
April 18, 2:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Clayton

Elizabeth Clayton, "Quiet Sheba: Volume 1 Author Solutions"

Author Solutions
Booth 216

April 19, 12:30 p.m.
April 19, 1:30 p.m.

Cocks and coauthor Jessica Morgan are the creators of the Internet’s wittiest celebrity fashion blog, GoFugYourself.com. They are the authors of the young adult fiction novels "Spoiled" and "Messy," as well as a new contemporary fiction novel called "The Royal We."

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Fiction: Famous by Association
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Coffey is an expert in travel safety and other crime avoidance advice and has trained America’s business travelers for over 10 years. He is an active 33-year police veteran and founder of the Airport Crimes Investigations Detail. His client list includes ExxonMobil, Visa, Motorola and many others. In addition to speaking and training, Kevin is the founder of Corporate Travel Safety, which provides consulting services and travel safety products.

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Street Smart, Street Safe: What Every Traveler Must Know
Saturday, 4 p.m., Travel Smart Stage ›

Colbert was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, and has worked as an editor for several national magazines. Her first novel, "Pointe," was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start and a best book of 2014 by Publishers Weekly, the Los Angeles Public Library and the Chicago Public Library. She’s currently working on a new book, "Little and Lion," to be published in 2017.

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Young Adult Fiction: I’ll Be There for You
Sunday, 3 p.m., YA Stage ›

Cole, professor at the Annenberg School of Journalism and a longtime science writer for the L.A. Times, is the author of eight nonfiction books translated into 12 languages, most recently, "Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens." Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Smithsonian magazine, Wired and several Best American Science Writing collections.

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Grasping the Ineffable: On Science and Health
Saturday, 3 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

J Patrick Conlon and Chade' Coleman

J Patrick Conlon and Chade' Coleman

America Star Books LLLP
Booth 023

April 18, 10:00 a.m.

Verena Andermatt Conley

Verena Andermatt Conley, "Cree: To Believe in the World"

Author Solutions
Booth 216

April 18, 3:30 p.m.
April 18, 4:30 p.m.

Conoley has received the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from the American Poetry Review, among other awards. Her poems have been anthologized in Norton’s Postmodern American Poetry, Norton’s American Hybrid and Best American Poetry. She is the author of seven books of poetry, the most recent of which is "Peace," a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Poetry.

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Reading from "Peace"
Saturday, 11:30 a.m., Poetry Stage ›

The Shape of Poetry: The Anxiety of Form in a Shifting World
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Constantine is a poet based in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, FIELD, Zyzzyva and many other journals. His most recent collections are "Letters to Guns" and "Birthday Girl With Possum." He currently teaches poetry at the Windward School and regularly offers classes in hospitals, prisons and shelters, and with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project.

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Readings from "Wide Awake: Poets of L.A. and Beyond"
Sunday, 10 a.m., Poetry Stage ›

Conway is a historian for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. He is the author of five books, including "Atmospheric Science at NASA" and, with Naomi Oreskes, "Merchants of Doubt," which was a finalist for the 2010 L.A. Times Book Prize in Science and Technology and is the subject of a new documentary.

SCHEDULE

Pushing for Change: Our Environmental Future
Saturday, 11 a.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Cook’s fiction has been published in Harper’s, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Zoetrope and Guernica, among other periodicals. Her nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and on "This American Life," where she worked as a radio producer for six years. She lives in Oakland. Her story collection, "Man V. Nature," is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in First Fiction.

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Fiction: The Long and the Short of It
Sunday, 3 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Cooper’s most recent book is "My Avant-Garde Education." Cooper received the PEN/USA Ernest Hemingway Award, the O. Henry Prize, a Guggenheim grant and a fellowship in literature from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has appeared in the Best American Essays anthologies of 1988, 1995, 1997, 2002 and 2008, and in literary reviews including Granta and Harper’s Magazine, among others.

SCHEDULE

Whose Life Is It Anyway? Approaches to Writing Memoir
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Cooper is the author of the best-selling "Lipshitz Six or Two Angry Blondes," "Some of the Parts" and "Real Man Adventures." Cooper’s shorter work has appeared in the New Yorker; the New York Times; the Believer; O, The Oprah Magazine; and many others. He is currently a visiting professor in fiction at Emory University and is coauthor of the Changers Series.

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Young Adult Fiction: Writing the Unknown
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., YA Stage ›

Corwin has written three best-selling nonfiction books. His novel "Kind of Blue" was selected by Booklist as one of the year’s top 10 first crime novels. "Midnight Alley" is the second book in the series.

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Crime Fiction: The Hands That Pull the Strings
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Cosper is a writer, book reviewer and the author of the novel "Wedding Season." Her work has appeared in many publications, including the New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, the Village Voice, Nerve and GQ, among others. She is the editor-in-chief of recently launched literary magazine the Offing.

SCHEDULE

Mortality: Death and Conversations About Life
Sunday, 3 p.m., Norris Theater ›

Suzanne Cotsakos

Suzanne Cotsakos, “Figley's New Favorite”

Mutasia
Booth 535

April 18, 10 a.m.
April 19, 10 a.m.

Texas Jack Cowan

Texas Jack Cowan, "Several Points from Which to View: While Pursuing and Perfecting Your Purpose"

Author Solutions
Booth 203

April 18, 11:30 a.m.
April 18, 12:30 p.m.

Crane is the author of three collections of short stories, most recently "You Must Be This Happy to Enter." She is a recipient of the Chicago Public Library 21st Century Award. Her work has been featured on NPR’s "Selected Shorts" and adapted for the stage by Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater. Her debut novel, "We Only Know So Much," was published in 2012 by HarperPerennial and adapted for film in 2014.

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Fiction: The Trials of Life
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Vivian F. Hawkins and Donna J. Crouse

Vivian F. Hawkins and Donna J. Crouse

America Star Books LLLP
Booth 994

April 18, 3:00 p.m.

Cryer is an Emmy-winning actor, screenwriter, director and producer, best known for his work in John Hughes’ "Pretty in Pink" and as Alan Harper on CBS’ "Two and a Half Men." He lives in Los Angeles and is the author of the new memoir "So That Happened."

SCHEDULE

Author of "So That Happened: A Memoir"
Sunday, 12:10 p.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

Cullors is an artist, organizer and freedom fighter living and working in Los Angeles. As founder of Dignity and Power Now and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, she has worked tirelessly promoting law enforcement accountability across the nation. She is a Fulbright Scholarship recipient, was named 2007 Mario Savio Activist of the Year and received the Sidney Goldfarb award. She earned a degree in religion and philosophy from UCLA.

SCHEDULE

Hashtivism: Activism in the Hashtag Age, presented by #EmergingUS
Saturday, 2 p.m., Town and Gown ›

Curwen, a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, has worked as editor-at-large for The Times, has served as the editor of the paper’s Outdoor section, and was the deputy editor of the Book Review. His "Attacked by a Grizzly" story was a finalist for a 2008 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. Curwen has a master’s degree in creative writing from USC, where he was honored by the Academy of American Poets.

SCHEDULE

The Santa Anas in My Sails: Self and Culture in California Poetry
Sunday, 2 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

D

Roger Dahl

Roger Dahl, "Comic Japan, "Sisters of Heart and Snow"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 18, 3:00 p.m.
April 18, 3:50 p.m.

Daigre is an Ojai-based tomato expert, self-described "tomatomaniac" and owner of Powerplant Garden Design. He is the founder and producer of Tomatomania, a traveling pop-up sale of hundreds of heirloom and hybrid tomato seedlings. Scott is the author of "Tomatomania!: A Fresh Approach to Celebrating Tomatoes in the Garden and in the Kitchen."

SCHEDULE

Author of "Tomatomania," Cooking Demonstration
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Cooking Stage ›

Daley is co-director of Writing Workshops Los Angeles and a founding member of WordCraft LA. She teaches creative nonfiction at all levels for WWLA and academic writing at Caltech. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Collagist, the Los Angeles Review of Books and various essay collections.

SCHEDULE

Fiction: The Art of the Short Story
Sunday, 3 p.m., Town and Gown ›

April Dammann

April Dammann, "Corita Kent. Art and Soul. The Biography., Exhibitionist: Earl Stendahl, Art Dealer as Impresario"

Angel City Press
Booth 119

April 18, 12:00 p.m.

Daum is the author of four books, most recently "The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion." She has been an opinion columnist at the Los Angeles Times since 2005 and her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s and Vogue, among other publications. She is also the editor of "Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: 16 Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids."

SCHEDULE

Nonfiction: Women on Their Own Terms
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Norris Theater ›

Davis is a contributing editor at Wired, co-founder of Epic magazine and the author of "Spare Parts" and "The Underdog." In 2014, he was nominated for a National Magazine Award for feature writing. He has also written for the New Yorker and other periodicals, and his writing has been anthologized in Best American Science and Nature Writing and Best Technology Writing.

SCHEDULE

Finding Focus: Writing Niche Topics
Saturday, Noon, Annenberg Auditorium ›

Davis is the books editor at Bold As Love Magazine, and her work has appeared in the Washington Post; Essence; O, The Oprah Magazine; and TheRoot.com, among other publications. Her novel, "Shifting Through Neutral," was a finalist for the 2005 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She is a professor at Baruch College, City University of New York, where she is the director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program. Her newest book is "Into the Go-Slow."

SCHEDULE

Fiction: Pushing Boundaries
Sunday, 2 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Although Daywalt grew up in a haunted house, he now lives in a Southern California home haunted by only his wife, two kids and German shepherd. A Hollywood screenwriter by trade, Daywalt’s first book for children was "The Day the Crayons Quit." His favorite crayon is black.

SCHEDULE

Author and Illustrator of "The Day the Crayons Quit"
Sunday, 1:25 p.m., Reading by 9 Children’s Stage ›

Gerald R.(Jerry) Deal

Gerald R.(Jerry) Deal, "FAMOUS DOG CHOWSKI"

Author Solutions
Booth 205

April 18, 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
April 19, 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Diane de Anda

Diane-de-Anda, "The Ice Dove and Other Stories, The Immortal Rooster and Other Stories, Dancing Miranda, Kikirikí, The Monster in the Mattress, A Day Without Sugar, The Patchwork Garden"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 19, 3:00 p.m.
April 19, 5:00 p.m.

De la Cruz is the author of many best-selling novels, including the Blue Bloods series. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter, and her newest book is "The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel."

SCHEDULE

Middle Grade Fiction: Extraordinary Adventures
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., YA Stage ›

Dean was legal counsel to President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal, and it was Dean’s Senate testimony that led to Nixon’s resignation. Dean teaches a continuing legal education program throughout the country, drawing on the lessons of Watergate, and his political/legal commentary at Justia.com is widely read. He is the best-selling author of many books, the most recent of which is "The Nixon Defense."

SCHEDULE

Pushing the Needle: Decisions in Government
Sunday, Noon, Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Del Castillo is one of the top Hispanic actresses in the U.S. She made her breakthrough in the U.S. market as a result of her performance in the movie "Under the Same Moon." She recently starred in the box office smash "The Book of Life" and has five movies set for release.

SCHEDULE

Telenovelas: De las Rosas a las Balas
Saturday, 4:20 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

Jennifer Delson

Jennifer Delson, "American Evita: Lurleen Wallace"

THINK Together
Booth 960

April 18, 10:00 a.m.

DeMarco-Barrett is host of "Writers on Writing," on Irvine NPR affiliate KUCI-FM, and author of "Pen on Fire." She has short stories in "USA Noir: Best of the Akashic NoirSeries" and "Orange County Noir," and she’s completing "Just Close Your Eyes," a novel. DeMarco-Barrett is also founder of the Pen on Fire Speaker Series in Orange County.

SCHEDULE

Fiction: Perfectly Flawed
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Abby-Denson

Abby-Denson, "Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 18, 12:00 p.m.
April 18, 12:50 p.m.

Dessen is one of the most popular writers for young adults. She is the best-selling author of many novels, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews and have sold more than 7 million copies. She lives in Chapel Hill, N.C., with her family. Her newest book is "Saint Anything."

SCHEDULE

Young Adult Fiction: Connections and Consequences
Saturday, 11 a.m., Town and Gown ›

Deverell is the director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West. He is the author of numerous books on the history of California and the American West, including "Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of Its Mexican Past."

SCHEDULE

History: Shaping California
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Lincoln’s Legacy: Insights 150 Years After the Assassination
Sunday, 3 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Diaz first knew she wanted to be an author when she was in second grade, sitting in a book club drinking tea and reading books like "The Egypt Game." Now 22 years old, she lives in San Diego with her family. She graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in film production and a publishing deal for a young adult sci-fi trilogy. She is the author of "Extraction," "Rebellion" and the forthcoming "Evolution."

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Young Adult Fiction: Beyond This Realm
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Dicharry, after moving to China to teach at Dalian Nationalities University, discovered a love for writing. She earned her MFA from the Low Residency Program at UC Riverside and now lives in Iowa City, Iowa, with her family. "The Fine Art of Fucking Up" is her first novel.

SCHEDULE

Fiction: Perfectly Flawed
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Dickey is the New York Times best-selling author of 21 previous novels, as well as a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels featuring Storm (from the X-Men) and the Black Panther. Originally from Memphis, Tenn., Dickey now lives on the road and rests in whatever hotel will have him. His newest book is "One Night."

SCHEDULE

Fiction: Secrets and Suspense
Sunday, 11 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Diesen is the author of several children’s picture books, including New York Times bestseller "The Pout-Pout Fish." Previously a bookseller and a reference librarian, Diesen now works at a small nonprofit organization. She and her family live in Michigan.

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Author and illustrator of "Sweet Dreams, Pout-Pout Fish"
Saturday, 12:05 p.m., Reading by 9 Children’s Stage ›

Dijkstra is founder and president of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, which she started over 30 years ago. She represents best-selling fiction and non-fiction authors around the world, including such stars as Amy Tan, Lisa See and Maxine Hong Kingston on the fiction front, and Eric Foner, Irvin Yalom and Kevin Starr in nonfiction.

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Publishing: The Big Picture
Saturday, 3 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Margaret-Dilloway

Margaret-Dilloway, "Sisters of Heart and Snow"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 19, 2:00 p.m.
April 19, 2:50 p.m.

Doten was born in Minnesota and lives in Brooklyn. He wrote the libretto for "The Source," a work of musical theater about Chelsea Manning and Wikileaks, with music by Ted Hearne, named one of the best classical vocal pieces of 2014 by the New York Times. He is an editor at Soho Press. "The Infernal" is his first novel.

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Fiction: On the Fringe
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Dowling is a professor of English at Central Connecticut State University and the author of the new biography "Eugene O’Neill: A Life in Four Acts," which is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Biography. His other books include "Slumming in New York: From the Waterfront to Mythic Harlem" and "Eugene O’Neill: The Contemporary Reviews." He lives in New London, Conn.

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History: Artistic Influencers
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Downey, formerly an award-winning economics reporter at the Washington Post, is the author of a biography of Frances Perkins called "The Woman Behind the New Deal," which was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize for Biography in 2009. Downey’s current book, "Isabella, the Warrior Queen," is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Biography.

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Biography: World Leaders in History
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Maureen Doyle McQuerry

Maureen Doyle McQuerry, "The Peculiars, Beyond the Door, The Telling Stone (Time Out Of Time Duet)"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 18, 10:00 a.m.
April 18, 11:50 a.m.

David Drader

David Drader, "SERVICE, A Love Story; PARALLEL LINES"

greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Booth 953

April 18, 2:00 p.m.
April 18, 4:00 p.m.

Corydon B. Dunham

Corydon B. Dunham, "Government Control of News: A Constitutional Challenge"

Author Solutions
Booth 208

April 19, 12:30 p.m.
April 19, 1:30 p.m.

Dunn’s essays and articles have been widely anthologized and featured in O, The Oprah Magazine; the Los Angeles Times; Salon; and Glamour. A finalist for the PEN Fiction Award for her first novel, "Failing Paris," Dunn also authored the memoirs "Not By Accident" and "Faith in Carlos Gomez." She teaches at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and Idyllwild Arts Academy.

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Stuff: The Objects That Shape Our Lives
Sunday, 2 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Duvoisin grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in humanities, and joined the Los Angeles Times in 2001 as an assistant managing editor. In 2007, he became a deputy managing editor, overseeing the paper’s daily Column One feature and its major investigative, explanatory and narrative projects. He was named managing editor in August 2012.

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The Digital Footprint: Privacy, Cyberterrorism and How We Live Now
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Town and Gown ›

Dwyre has been a three-times-weekly sports columnist for the L.A. Times since 2006. Before that, he was sports editor of the paper for 25 years. Dwyre was named national editor of the year by the National Press Foundation in 1985 for the paper’s coverage of the ’84 Olympics and winner of the Red Smith Award in 1996 by the Associated Press Sports Editors for sustained excellence in sports journalism, among numerous honors.

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Tommy Lasorda, Author of "Tommy Lasorda: My Way," in Conversation with Bill Dwyre
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

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Writer, editor and publisher Edgarian is the author of best-selling novels "Three Stages of Amazement" and "Rise the Euphrates" and the winner of the ANC Freedom Prize. Her essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, NPR and W, among others. She is co-founder of Narrative (www.narrativemagazine.com), a leading digital platform for storytelling, publishing more than 300 artists each year.

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Fiction: History on the Page
Saturday, 2 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Publishing: The New Writers’ Toolbox
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Evie-Edgecumbe-Grey

LaVera Edick, "Bartholomew B. Bunny and the Marvelous and Magnificent Dirt-Tunneller: A Bunny's Tale"

Author Solutions
Booth 207

April 18, 10:30 a.m.
April 18, 11:30 a.m.

LaVera Edick

LaVera Edick, "FOUR SCORE and MORE: My memoir, history and a family legacy"

Author Solutions
Booth 205

April 18, 10:30 a.m.
April 18, 11:30 a.m.

Louis Eguaras

Louis Eguaras, "101 Things I Learned in Culinary School"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 18, 10:00 a.m.
April 18, 10:50 a.m.

Eichelberger is the regional manager and head of business development and strategy for North America for Trivago. He oversees all operations in North America, including brand marketing, online advertising, content marketing and sales. He is an accomplished musician, having performed on Broadway, and frequently travels the world with his wife and two daughters.

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More for Your Money: Finding Hotel and Airfare Bargains
Sunday, 2:15 p.m., Travel Smart Stage ›

Ephron is the New York Times best-selling author of "Never Tell a Lie," "Come and Find Me" and "There Was an Old Woman." She is the mystery reviewer for the Boston Globe. She grew up in Beverly Hills, the daughter of Hollywood screenwriters, and lives near Boston. "Night Night, Sleep Tight" is her newest novel.

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Fiction: Secrets and Suspense
Sunday, 11 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Erskine is a humor columnist and editor for the Los Angeles Times. He writes for the Sports, Travel and Saturday sections and does occasional duty on the Travel editing staff. He has written two books, "Man of the House" and "Surviving Suburbia," each of which reached the L.A. Times bestseller list.

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Robbie Rogers, Author of "Coming Out to Play," Interviewed by Chris Erskine
Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

Al Michaels, Author of "You Can’t Make This Up," Interviewed by Chris Erskine
Sunday, 3:40 p.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

Espinoza is the author of "Still Water Saints" and "The Five Acts of Diego León." His work has appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the L.A. Times, Salon, Huizache, the Los Angeles Review of Books and on NPR’s "All Things Considered." He’s the winner of a 2014 fellowship in prose from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a 2014 American Book Award.

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Fiction: Shifting Cultures
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Essbaum is the author of several collections of poetry, and her work has appeared in "The Best American Poetry" as well as its sister anthology, "The Best American Erotic Poems, 1800-Present." She is the winner of the Bakeless Poetry Prize and recipient of two NEA literature fellowships. She lives and writes in Austin, Texas. Her first novel, "Hausfrau," was published in March.

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Fiction: The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Ethington is professor of history, political science and spatial science in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and faculty master of New Residential College at the University of Southern California. He has recently finished a global history of Los Angeles, "Ghost Metropolis: Los Angeles Since 13,000," being published in 2016.

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Almost Paradise: Sustainability, Power and Politics in L.A.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Ethio Cali is a Los Angeles-based Ethiopian jazz ensemble led by trumpeter, arranger and composer Todd Simon. The ensemble’s sublime sound is inspired by the golden age of Ethiopian music of the 1960s and ’70s, filtered through a lens that is uniquely L.A. Acknowledging the diverse musical foundations of Ethio-Jazz, the ensemble also draws inspiration from the rhythmic and melodic textures of Sudan, Somalia, Ghana and Colombia.

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Musical Performance
Sunday, 3 p.m., L.A. Sound Stage ›

Eulberg grew up in Wisconsin before moving to New York to work in publishing. Now a full-time writer, Eulberg is the author of "The Lonely Hearts Club," "Prom and Prejudice," "Take a Bow," "Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality," "Better Off Friends" and her most recent, "We Can Work It Out."

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Young Adult Fiction: The Girls Are All Right
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

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Falkner is 17 and a senior at Monarch High School in Louisville, Colo. She writes about adolescence, gender and vulnerability. She co-runs her school’s Writers Society and edits and produces the school literary magazine.

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National Student Poet Julia Falkner, with an introduction by Luis J. Rodriguez
Saturday, 1:15 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Elana Faryll

Elana Faryll, "Johnson Decree Numver Thirty-Seven"

greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Booth 726

April 19, 2:40 p.m.
April 19, 5:00 p.m.

Federle began crashing New York auditions as a teenager, landing in five Broadway shows, from "Gypsy" to "The Little Mermaid." He coached the child stars of "Billy Elliot" on Broadway — his inspiration for his novels, "Better Nate Than Ever"and "Five, Six, Seven, Nate." His newest book is "Tommy Can’t Stop!"

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Author of "Tommy Can’t Stop!"
Saturday, 2:15 p.m., Reading by 9 Children’s Stage ›

Federman is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, musician, and writer. Aside from headlining comedy clubs and colleges across the nation, he is noted for his biography of "Pistol" Pete Maravich, and his supporting comedic acting roles in The X-Files, The Larry Sanders Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, New Girl, and Shameless, among others. He is the host and creator of "Wayne Federman’s International Film Festival," a series of live screenings of repertory films curated by stand-up comedians.

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Patton Oswalt, Author of "Silver Screen Fiend," in Conversation with Wayne Federman
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Bovard Auditorium ›

Peggy W. Fellouris

Peggy W. Fellouris, "3 Boys And A Boat"

Author Solutions
Booth 207

April 19, 2:30 p.m.
April 19, 3:30 p.m.

Fershleiser heads publisher outreach at Tumblr. Previously she was community manager at Bookish and director of public programs at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, where she now serves on the board of directors. She is the co-creator of the New York Times best-selling Six-Word Memoir books.

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Publishing: The New Writers’ Toolbox
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Finney is a board-certified clinical psychologist and clinical associate professor at the USC School of Social Work. A retired U.S. Air Force officer, Finney’s final assignment was flight commander of the mental health clinic at Los Angeles Air Force Base, where she was responsible for the delivery of mental health services, family advocacy and substance abuse services to the 8,300 beneficiaries served by the clinic.

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Coming Home: New Approaches to Supporting Our Veterans
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Fitch is the author of the novels "Paint It Black" and "White Oleander." Her short stories and essays appear in anthologies and journals such as Black Clock, Room of One’s Own and Los Angeles Noir. She currently teaches at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and at A Room of Her Own Foundation. A film version of "Paint It Black" will appear later this year.

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From Page to Screen
Saturday, Noon, Norris Theater ›

Fiction: Pushing Boundaries
Sunday, 2 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Fitzgerald is clinical assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. His writings and social justice activities focus on systemic racism within the institution of education. He is the author of multiple publications — most recently "Black Males and Racism: Improving the Schooling and Life Chances of African Americans," which has been included within the Joe Feagin Critical Viewpoints Series.

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Being Black: Race and Justice in the U.S.
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Fleischman has received the Newbery Medal, has been a National Book Award finalist and was the 2012 U.S. nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award for the body of his work. His new release, "Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines," is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Young Adult Literature. He lives in Santa Cruz.

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Young Adult: Writing the Truth for Teens
Saturday, 2 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Fleming’s award-winning books for young readers include "The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary" and "Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart." Fleming’s latest title, "The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia," is a 2015 Sibert Honor winner, a 2015 YALSA finalist in nonfiction and a 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize finalist in Young Adult Literature.

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Young Adult: Writing the Truth for Teens
Saturday, 2 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Candace Fleming

Candace Fleming

Mrs Nelsons Book Fair Company
Booth 726

April 18, 4:00 p.m.
April 18, 5:00 p.m.

Flores is the Program Manager at PEN Center USA for Emerging Voices and PEN Workshops. She was chosen in 2008 for the PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship. Her short fiction has appeared in the Rattling Wall and Strange Cargo: An Emerging Voices Anthology. Her short story "Two Tons of Manure" is forthcoming in Post Road Magazine.

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Fiction: Pushing Boundaries
Sunday, 2 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Flournoy is the author of "The Turner House" and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she received a Dean’s Fellowship, and the University of Southern California. She has taught writing at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University and has worked for the Washington, D.C., Public Library.

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Fiction: The Past in Our Present
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Ford is the author of "Colosseum," named a best book of 2008 by Publishers Weekly, and "Deposition." She is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and the Larry Levis Prize, and her new collection, "Blood Lyrics," is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Poetry. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, the American Poetry Review and many other journals.

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Reading from "Blood Lyrics"
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Haunted by Hope: Public Mourning and Personal Lyric
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Forman is an award-winning writer and journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, the Nation and the New York Times Magazine. She is the author of the bestsellers "If I Stay," which was a major motion picture, and "Where She Went," as well as "Sisters in Sanity." "I Was Here" is her newest book.

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Young Adult Fiction: Love, Death and the Lives In Between
Sunday, Noon, Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

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Fox, an alumnus of Stanford University, teaches history at the University of Southern California. He is the author of "Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History," "Jesus in America: Personal Savior, Cultural Hero, National Obsession," "Trials of Intimacy: Love and Loss in the Beecher-Tilton Scandal" and "Reinhold Niebuhr: A Biography."

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Lincoln’s Legacy: Insights 150 Years After the Assassination
Sunday, 3 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Francis’ first novel, "Agapanthus Tango," was published in seven languages. His second, "Stray Dog Winter," named Novel of the Year in the Australian Literature Review, won an American Library Assn. Stonewall Prize for Literature. His short fiction has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Griffith Review, Meanjin, the Harvard Review and elsewhere.

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Fiction: The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Frangello is the author of three books of fiction: "A Life in Men," "Slut Lullabies" and "My Sister’s Continent." She has been the Sunday editor of the Rumpus and the fiction editor of the Nervous Breakdown. She founded the independent press Other Voices Books. She currently runs Other Voices Queretaro (www.othervoicesqueretaro.com), a writing program in Mexico.

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Fiction: Coming Into Her Own
Saturday, 11 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Publishing: The New Writers’ Toolbox
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Robeson Taj Frazier

Robeson Taj Frazier, "The East is Black: Cold War China in the Black Radical Imagination"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 19, 11:00 a.m.
April 19, 11:50 a.m.

Harry Freiermuth

Harry Freiermuth, "Lo! Jacaranda: A Spanish Gypsy's Cante Jondo"

Author Solutions
Booth 204

April 18, 1:30 p.m.
April 18, 2:30 p.m.

Fremon is the creator and editor of WitnessLA, an award winning free-lance journalist, and the author of "G-Dog and the Homeboys." She is presently writing "Downfall," a tale of corruption and scandal inside the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

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Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Crime and Justice in America
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Town and Gown ›

Friedman is a freelance journalist who lives in Los Angeles. She is a columnist for New York magazine’s website and for the Columbia Journalism Review. She also makes pie charts, sends out a weekly newsletter and co-hosts the podcast "Call Your Girlfriend."

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Writing With a Smirk: Women and Humor
Saturday, Noon, Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

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Becky G is an 18-year-old singer, songwriter and rapper from Inglewood who is signed with RCA Records subsidiary Kemosabe, the label founded by Dr. Luke. She has scored her first No. 1 single, "Can’t Get Enough" featuring Pitbull, on the Latin Billboard Charts.

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Interviewed by Tommy Calle
Sunday, 3:50 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

Gagnon is the international best-selling author of adult and young adult thrillers. The first book in her Persef0ne trilogy, "Don’t Turn Around," was voted by YALSA, Entertainment Weekly magazine, Kirkus and VOYA as one of the best young adult novels of 2012. Her most recent book is "Don’t Let Go."

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Young Adult Fiction: Thrills and Chills
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., YA Stage ›

Galvan is one half of Tribalive, along with Harvey Blake. In 2015, they teamed up with SpiritHoods for a weekly show loaded with their favorite tracks and good times to connect with their tribe all over the world. They know you’re out there. Galvan is spinning tunes all weekend as the host of the L.A. Sound Stage. Follow Tribalive on Soundcloud at www.soundcloud.com/tribalive.

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L.A. Sound Stage DJ
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m., L.A. Sound Stage ›

Aaron Galvin

Aaron Galvin, “Salted”

Aames & Abernathy
Booth 936

Sue Ganz-Schmitt

Sue Ganz-Schmitt, "Planet Kindergarten, The Princess and the Peanut: A Royally Allergic Fairytale, Even Superheroes Get Diabetes"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 18, 2:00 p.m.
April 18, 2:50 p.m.

Garbee is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor. She is the author of "Secret Suppers" and most recently, co-author of "Tomatomania!" with Scott Daigre, Das Cookbook with Hans Röckenwagner, and the forthcoming Fire of Peru with Ricardo Zarate. The former museum professional has written extensively for national arts and food publications and formerly served on both the editorial and test kitchen staff at the Los Angeles Times Food section.

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Gil Garcetti

Gil Garcetti, "REVERENCE: JAPAN: Reverence for Beauty - bringing book"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 19, 1:00 p.m.
April 19, 1:50 p.m.

C.B. Garris

C.B. Garris, "M.O.S.: Member of The Service"

Author Solutions
Booth 205

April 19, 1:30 p.m.
April 19, 2:30 p.m.

Gattis is a novelist and narrative director for urban art crew UGLAR (uglarworks.com). He is the author of the novels "Roo Kickkick and the Big Bad Blimp;" "Kung Fu High School," which was acquired by The Weinstein Company and chosen as a "Discover Selection" by Barnes and Noble and "The Big Drop: Impermanence." His latest book is "All Involved."

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Fiction: Untold Stories
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Anthony Gavali

Anthony Gavali, "Anthony Gavali Touch Not the Horse"

Author Solutions
Booth 204

April 18, 2:30 p.m.
April 18, 3:30 p.m.

Stephen Gee

Stephen Gee, "Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles"

Angel City Press
Booth 119

April 18, 2:00 p.m.

Mark Gelhaus

Mark Gelhaus, "Reset Your Life Path: Find Your Purpose, Change"

greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Booth 953

April 18, 12:20 p.m.
April 18, 2:40 p.m.

Stephen Geller

Stephen Geller, "A Little Piece of Me"

greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Booth 953

April 18, 12:00 p.m.
April 18, 2:00 p.m.

George is an author, filmmaker and lifelong resident of Brooklyn. His fiction writing includes the D Hunter mystery series: "The Accidental Hunter," "The Plot Against Hip Hop" and his newest release, "The Lost Treasures of R&B." His nonfiction includes "The Death of Rhythm and Blues" and "The Hippest Trip in America." As a filmmaker, he’s directed the documentaries "Brooklyn Boheme" for Revolt and "Finding the Funk" for VH1.

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Writing Across Multiple Genres
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

The Get Lit Players are an award-winning teen performance troupe from L.A. In the past year, they have performed at the Hollywood Bowl alongside John Legend; on "The Queen Latifah Show"; at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; and at Lincoln Center in New York. They also ranked No. 3 in the world for spoken word poetry at Brave New Voices, an international youth poetry slam that was held in Philadelphia last year.

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Classical Teen Poetry Troupe
Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Gizzi is the author of numerous poetry collections, including "Threshold Songs," "The Outernationale," "Some Values of Landscape and Weather" and "In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems 1987-2011," a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Poetry. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Haunted by Hope: Public Mourning and Personal Lyric
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Reading From "In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems 1987-2011"
Saturday, 2 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Gladwell has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1996. Prior to that, he was a reporter at the Washington Post. He is the author of "The Tipping Point," "Blink," "Outliers," "What the Dog Saw" and, most recently, "David and Goliath." Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario, Canada. He now lives in New York.

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L.A. Times Ideas Exchange: Malcolm Gladwell Interviewed by Kenneth Turan
Sunday, 1 p.m., Bovard Auditorium ›

Glassner, the author of seven books on contemporary social issues, is president of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore. His book, "The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things," was a national bestseller and was named a best book of the year by Knight-Ridder newspapers and by the Los Angeles Times Book Review.

SCHEDULE

The Digital Footprint: Privacy, Cyberterrorism and How We Live Now
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Town and Gown ›

Glock-Cooper is the author of the New York Times notable book and Whiting Award-winner "Beauty Before Comfort." Her work has been published in the New York Times, the New Yorker, GQ, Rolling Stone, Esquire and many other publications. She is a senior writer at ESPN, a columnist for Southern Living, the recipient of a GLAAD award and coauthor of the Changers Series.

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Young Adult Fiction: Writing the Unknown
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., YA Stage ›

Gold is a columnist and restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times. He has written for LA Weekly and Gourmet, among other publications. He won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for criticism, a first for a food writer. He has been honored twice as a National Magazine Award finalist in criticism by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

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Eat This: The L.A. Food Movement
Saturday, 11 a.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Goldberg is the New York Times best-selling author of over 30 books, including "The Walk," "King City" and the Fox and O’Hare novels ("The Heist," "The Chase" and the latest,"The Job"), cowritten with Janet Evanovich.

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Crime Fiction: Deception and Denial
Sunday, Noon, Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Goldberg is the author of a dozen books, including "Gangsterland," a 2015 finalist for the Hammett Prize, "Living Dead Girl" and "Other Resort Cities." His nonfiction and criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal and Best American Essays 2013, among other outlets. He directs the low-residency MFA in creative writing and writing for the performing arts at UC Riverside.

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Fiction: Victims and Vice
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Crime Fiction: Playing Both Sides
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Dennis Lehane, author of "World Gone By," in conversation with Tod Goldberg
Sunday, Noon, Town and Gown ›

Evelyn Gonzalez

Evelyn Gonzalez, "Debut novel: The 16 Rule"

The 16 Rule
Booth 418

April 18

González is a fourth-generation Southern Californian. Her poetry, fiction and memoirs have appeared in numerous literary journals, periodicals and anthologies. Most recently, her poetry appeared in Silver Birch Press and "Wide Awake: The Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond," and she was awarded an Irvine Fellowship at the Lucas Artists Residency Program.

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Readings from "Wide Awake: Poets of L.A. and Beyond"
Sunday, 10 a.m., Poetry Stage ›

Gonzalez is an author and illustrator who inspires young people to embrace their identity and creative spirit and create their own stories. Her artwork encourages children to see the beauty in nature and their community. Maya’s passion is helping children express themselves through art and words.

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Author of "Call Me Tree"
Sunday, 11:55 a.m., Reading by 9 Children’s Stage ›

Gordon is the author of "Sweet: Inspired Ingredients, Unforgettable Desserts," a James Beard Foundation Award Finalist. She opened Valerie Confections with her partner, Stan Weightman, in 2004, and has since been featured in Vogue, Newsweek, InStyle, USA Today, Bon Appétit, Food and Wine, and the Cooking Channel.

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Eat This: The L.A. Food Movement
Saturday, 11 a.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Joan Bransfield Graham

Joan Bransfield Graham, "Flicker Flash, The Poem That Will Not End: Fun with Poetic Forms and Voices"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 19, 12:00 p.m.
April 19, 1:50 p.m.

Born in Iguala, Mexico, Grande illegally immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 9. She went on to earn a BA and an MFA in creative writing and to become an award-winning author of the memoir "The Distance Between Us"and other works.

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En el México de Nuestros Amores
Sunday, 4:20 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

Jayne Grant

Rosemary Valenti Guarnera, "ME AND THE GENERAL"

Author Solutions
Booth 206

April 18, 3:30 p.m.
April 18, 4:30 p.m.

Gray is the author of three books: "a.m./p.m.," "Museum of the Weird" (Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize), "Threats" (Finalist, PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction) and "Gutshot." She lives in Los Angeles.

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Fiction: The Art of the Short Story
Sunday, 3 p.m., Town and Gown ›

Grazer is the Academy Award-winning producer of "A Beautiful Mind," "Apollo 13," "Splash," "Arrested Development," "24," "8 Mile," "J. Edgar," "Empire" and many more films and TV shows. His work has been nominated for 43 Academy Awards and 131 Emmys. In 2007, he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. His book is "A Curious Mind."

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Brian Grazer, Author of "A Curious Mind," in Conversation with Rebecca Keegan
Saturday, 4 p.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Green (a.k.a. Hustle Diva) is a novelist and self-published author, poet, editor and literary consultant as well as motivational speaker from Los Angeles by way of her hometown of the Bay Area. Through her various written and spoken works, her goal is to help people build the strong self-esteem needed to pursue their best interests at all times and to inspire their self-revelation, which will lead to internal transformation.

SCHEDULE

Inspire Us Featured Poet
Sunday, 4:45 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Mark Green

Mark Green, "Grey Faction: Arrival of the Grey Queen"

greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Booth 207

April 19, 11:30 a.m.
April 19, 12:30 a.m.

Greenblatt was a creative entrepreneur in the fashion industry for over 20 years. His exquisite talent for design and his entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with being a lifelong foodie, was the spark that started Donna Bell’s Bake Shop. He is the coauthor of "Donna Bell’s Bake Shop: Recipes and Stories of Family, Friends, and Food."

SCHEDULE

Coauthor of "Donna Bell’s Bake Shop," Cooking Demonstration
Sunday, 2 p.m., Cooking Stage ›

Greenfeld is the author of eight books, including the new novel "The Subprimes," 2012’s "Triburbia" and "Boy Alone," a Washington Post best book of 2009. His award-winning writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Harper’s, the Paris Review, Best American Short Stories (2009 and 2013) and O. Henry Prize Stories (2012).

SCHEDULE

Fiction: The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Greenland is a novelist, playwright and screenwriter. He has also written extensively for film and TV. He is the author of "The Bones," "Shining City," "The Angry Buddhist" and his newest release, "I Regret Everything: A Love Story."

SCHEDULE

Fiction: Perfectly Flawed
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

New York Times best-selling author Andy Griffiths’ books include the Treehouse series, "What Body Part Is That?," "Killer Koalas From Outer Space," "The Big Fat Cow that Goes Kapow," "The Cat on the Mat Is Flat" and "The Day My Butt Went Psycho!" His latest wild storytelling adventure is "The 39-Story Treehouse."

SCHEDULE

Author of "The 39-Story Treehouse"
Saturday, 4:15 p.m., Reading by 9 Children’s Stage ›

Grundstein is a photographer, a psychotherapist in private practice and the owner/director of a preschool in Venice, Calif. She has a B.A. from Goddard College, a master’s in urban planning from Yale University and a master’s in Family Therapy from Loyola Marymount. "Naked in the Woods: My Unexpected Years in a Hippie Commune" is her first book.

SCHEDULE

Memoir: How Did I Get Here?
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Mike Gruntman

Mike Gruntman, “Enemy Amongst Trojans”

Figueroa Press
Booth 037

April 18, 11:00 a.m.

Rosemary Valenti Guarnera

Rosemary Valenti Guarnera, "ME AND THE GENERAL"

Author Solutions
Booth 206

April 18, 3:30 p.m.
April 18, 4:30 p.m.

Pamela O. Guindry

Pamela O. Guindry, "Pamela O. Guindry Pauli: The Musical Pumpkin"

Author Solutions
Booth 203

April 18, 2:30 p.m.
April 18, 3:30 p.m.

Myriam Gurba

Myriam Gurba, "Painting Their Portraits In Winter", "Dahlia Season"

Manic D Press
Booth 126

April 18, 1:30 p.m.

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Abigail Haas (a pseudonym for Abby McDonald) was born and raised in Sussex, England. After studying at Oxford University, she worked as an entertainment journalist before turning full-time to fiction. She is the author of over 20 novels, including "Dangerous Girls" (as Haas) and the New York Times best-selling Beachwood Bay romance novels (as Melody Grace).

SCHEDULE

Young Adult Fiction: Thrills and Chills
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., YA Stage ›

Fiction: Addicted to Love
Sunday, 11 a.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Naiyer Habib & Mahlaqa Naushaba Habib

Naiyer Habib & Mahlaqa Naushaba Habib, "History of the Muslims of Regina, Saskatchewan, and Their Organizations: Islamic Association, Canadian Council of Muslim Women, Muslim for Peace and Justice "A Cultural Integration"

Author Solutions
Booth 215

April 18, 1:30 p.m.
April 18, 2:30 p.m.

Hackel is a professor of history at UC Riverside and author of the award-winning "Children of Coyote, Missionaries of Saint Francis: Indian-Spanish Relations in Colonial California, 1769-1850." He was the co-curator of "Junípero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions," an exhibit that ran at the Huntington Library from August 2013 to January 2014.

SCHEDULE

History: Shaping California
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Hacker is the author of 13 books of poems, including "A Stranger’s Mirror," "Names" and "Desesperanto," an essay collection called "Unauthorized Voices" and 13 collections of translations from French. "DiaspoRenga," a collaborative sequence written with Deema Shehabi, was published by Holland Park Press in 2014.

SCHEDULE

Reading from "A Stranger’s Mirror"
Saturday, Noon, Poetry Stage ›

The Shape of Poetry: The Anxiety of Form in a Shifting World
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Ace Hall

Ace Hall, "Confessions of Sylva Slasher"

greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Booth 953

April 18, 4:00 p.m.
April 18, 6:00 p.m.

Hamilton, former journalist, Fulbright scholar and Edgar Award finalist, is the author of seven crime novels set in L.A. She also edited the best-selling anthology Los Angeles Noir, which won the Edgar Award for best short story. James Ellroy called Hamilton’s latest novel, "Damage Control," "a superb psychological thriller."

SCHEDULE

Young Adult Fiction: Lurking in the Shadows
Saturday, 3 p.m., Norris Theater ›

Hamm is the Travel editor for the L.A. Times. She was born in Syracuse, N.Y., to a peripatetic family whose stops included Washington, D.C.; Honolulu; and Manila. Her varied media career has taken her from McPherson, Kan., to Kansas City, Missouri, San Bernardino, Salinas and L.A. Hamm has twice received individual Lowell Thomas Awards, and the Travel section has been recognized seven times during her tenure as editor.

SCHEDULE

"Why Do You Make Us Take off Our Shoes?" — and Other Things You Always Wanted to Ask the TSA
Sunday, 11:45 a.m., Travel Smart Stage ›

More for Your Money: Finding Hotel and Airfare Bargains
Sunday, 2:15 p.m., Travel Smart Stage ›

Han is the New York Times best-selling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series; "Shug;" the Burn for Burn trilogy, co-written with Siobhan Vivian; "To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before" and "P.S. I Still Love You." A former children’s bookseller, she earned her MFA in creative writing at the New School in New York.

SCHEDULE

Young Adult Fiction: The Girls Are All Right
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Hanna has over 10 years of experience in the animation industry, and his work has appeared on the Cartoon Network. He is the illustrator of the best-selling Pout-Pout Fish series, created with writer Deborah Diesen. The latest book in the series is "Sweet Dreams, Pout-Pout Fish."

SCHEDULE

Author and Illustrator of "Sweet Dreams, Pout-Pout Fish"
Saturday, 12:05 p.m., Reading by 9 Children’s Stage ›

Travis Hanson

Travis Hanson, “Adventures for a Lazy Afternoon, Tanner JOnes & the Quest for the Monkey Stone, The Bean webcomic & comic book”

beanleafpress
Booth 880

April 18, 10 a.m.

Donald G. Hanway

Donald G. Hanway, "Her Appearing: A Love Story"

Author Solutions
Booth 206

April 19, 2:30 p.m.
April 19, 3:30 p.m.

Mark Edward Harris

Mark Edward Harris, "The Way of the Japanese Bath"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 18, 1:00 p.m.
April 18, 1:50 p.m.

Harris is the author of "Pictures at a Revolution" and "Five Came Back," a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in History. An editor at large at Entertainment Weekly, columnist for Grantland and contributing editor at New York magazine, he has written about pop culture and film history for many publications. Harris graduated Yale University and lives in New York with his husband, Tony Kushner.

SCHEDULE

History: Artistic Influencers
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Harrison is the author of six books of poetry, including "Into Daylight," winner of the Dorset Prize, "Incomplete Knowledge," runner-up for the Poets’ Prize in 2008, and "The Names of Things." A recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, Harrison lives in Massachusetts.

SCHEDULE

Reading From "Into Daylight"
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Poetry Stage ›

Dani Hart

Dani Hart, "Forgotten Treasures" and "The Arie Chronicles"

Dani Hart
Booth 132

April 18, 10:00 a.m.
April 19, 10:00 a.m.

Hautman is the author of many books for adults and young adults, including the National Book Award-winning "Godless," "The Big Crunch," the winner of the 2011 L.A. Times Book Prize in Young Adult Literature, and the recent Klaatu Diskos trilogy. His latest book is "Eden West." He splits his time between Wisconsin and Minnesota.

SCHEDULE

Young Adult Fiction: Writing the Fantastic
Saturday, 3 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

In 1995, Havrilesky co-created the weekly cartoon "Filler" with illustrator Terry Colon for Suck.com, one of that era’s most popular daily sites on the Web, and in 2001 she created the Rabbit Blog. Since 2003 she has been a senior writer on staff at Salon.com. She is the author of "Disaster Preparedness."

SCHEDULE

Fiction: Famous by Association
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Hawkins was born in Virginia and raised in Alabama, which means she uses words like "fixin’" and "y’all" a lot. Before becoming an author, she taught high school English for four years — and can still teach you "The Canterbury Tales" if you’re into that. She lives in Alabama with her husband and son. Her newest book is "Miss Mayhem."

SCHEDULE

Young Adult Fiction: Writing the Unknown
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., YA Stage ›

Hayasaki is the author of "The Death Class: A True Story About Life." She is an assistant professor in the Literary Journalism Program at UC Irvine, and a contributing writer for the Atlantic and Newsweek. She is an award-winning former national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, and has published two Kindle Singles, "Dead or Alive" and "Drowned by Corn," both Amazon bestsellers.

SCHEDULE

Mortality: Death and Conversations About Life
Sunday, 3 p.m., Norris Theater ›

Ann Haydon

Ann Haydon, "As God is My Witness: Annie's Story"

Author Solutions
Booth 206

April 18, 2:30 p.m.
April 18, 3:30 p.m.

Hayden’s 20th book is "Listen, Yankee: Why Cuba Matters," an original story of the Cuban Revolution, the New Left and the failures of liberalism until Obama’s rapprochement with Cuba. After more than 50 years of activism, politics and writing, he is still a leading voice for ending the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, for erasing sweatshops, saving the environment and reforming politics through a more participatory democracy.

SCHEDULE

The Domino Effect: Changing Political Landscapes
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Norris Theater ›

Haywood is the Shamus and Anthony award-winning author of twelve crime novels and numerous short stories. His short fiction has been included in the Best American Mystery Stories anthologies and Booklist has called him "a writer who has always belonged in the upper echelon of American crime fiction." His most recent novel is "Assume Nothing."

SCHEDULE

Fiction: Secrets and Suspense
Sunday, 11 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Heiser is the publisher of the Unnamed Press and executive director of the nonprofit publisher and film production house Phoneme Media, both based in L.A. He was deeply involved with helping start up the Los Angeles Review of Books, where he served as an editor and managed various aspects of marketing, membership and business development.

SCHEDULE

Publishing: Independent Voices
Sunday, 3 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Heller is the author of best-selling novels "The Dog Stars" and "The Painter," the latter a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Mystery/Thriller. He holds an MFA in fiction and poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is a contributor to NPR and a contributing editor at Outside magazine, Men’s Journal and National Geographic Adventure. His nonfiction books include "Kook," "The Whale Warriors" and "Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet’s Tsangpo River."

SCHEDULE

Crime Fiction: Haunted by the Past
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Flarry Henry

Flarry Henry, “Return to Mariah”

Return to Mariah
Booth 177

April 18, 11:30 a.m.
April 19, 2:00 p.m.

Emily Hermosillo

Emily Hermosillo, "adventures In Terasleen book one the key"

Emily Ann Cristler Hermosillo
Booth 708

April 18, 11:00 a.m.
April 19, 11:00 a.m.

Michael Herrick

Michael Herrick, "Walking Home: Via the Appalachian Trail"

Author Solutions
Booth 208

April 18, 11:30 a.m.
April 18, 12:30 a.m.

Hill is the president and chief executive officer of Vroman’s Bookstore, Southern California’s oldest and largest independent bookstore and Publisher’s Weekly Bookseller of the Year in 2008, as well as Book Soup, the legendary "bookseller to the great and infamous" located in the heart of the Sunset Strip. Hill’s writing on books and bookselling can often be read in the Huffington Post.

SCHEDULE

Bookstore Confidential
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Beth Gable Hicks

Beth Gable Hicks, "The Importance of Christian Friendships: In Good Times and in Bad"

Author Solutions
Booth 206

April 18, 11:30 a.m.
April 18, 12:30 a.m.

Hills is the author and illustrator of the highly acclaimed New York Times best-selling picture books "How Rocket Learned to Read," "Rocket Writes a Story," "Duck and Goose" and "Duck, Duck, Goose." Tad lives in Brooklyn with his wife, their two children and a real dog named Rocket.

SCHEDULE

Author of "Duck and Goose Colors"
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Reading by 9 Children’s Stage ›

Tadd Hills

Tadd Hills

Mrs Nelsons Book Fair Company
Booth 725

April 18, 3:00 p.m.
April 18, 4:00 p.m.

Hiltzik is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has written for the Los Angeles Times for over 20 years. He is the author of "Colossus: The Turbulent, Thrilling Saga of the Building of the Hoover Dam" and "The New Deal: A Modern History."

SCHEDULE

Pushing for Change: Our Environmental Future
Saturday, 11 a.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Hirahara is the award-winning author of two mystery series. Her latest, "Grave on Grand Avenue," features a young female mixed-race bicycle cop with the LAPD. Her highly acclaimed Mas Arai series has been translated into Japanese, Korean and French. A former editor of the Rafu Shimpo newspaper, she also has written nonfiction books and middle-grade novels.

SCHEDULE

Crime Fiction: Right Place, Wrong Time
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Crime Fiction: The Hands That Pull the Strings
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Naomi Hirahara

Naomi Hirahara, "Grave on Grand Ave "Ellie Rush Mystery""

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 18, 1:00 p.m.
April 18, 1:50 p.m.

Naomi Hirahara

Naomi Hirahara, "Mas Arai Mystery Series"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 19, 1:00 p.m.
April 19, 1:50 p.m.

Pam Hlady

Pam Hlady

Author Solutions
Booth 208

April 18, 10:30 a.m.
April 18, 11:30 a.m.

A native of Pennsylvania, Hobbs attended Yale University, where he won the Meeker Prize for his writing and the Gardner Millett Award for his running. After graduation, he worked as executive director for the African Rainforest Conservancy. His 2007 first novel, "The Tourists," was a national bestseller. His latest book, "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace," is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Current Interest.

SCHEDULE

Narrative Journalism: Writing the Big Story
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Hodes is a professor of history at New York University. She has been awarded numerous fellowships, including from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard University and the Whiting Foundation, and she has presented her work across the U.S., in Europe, and Australia. She’s served as a consultant for film, TV, radio and museums on many aspects of American history. Her most recent book is "Mourning Lincoln."

SCHEDULE

Lincoln’s Legacy: Insights 150 Years After the Assassination
Sunday, 3 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Vanessa Hoffman

Vanessa Hoffman, "Rear View Mirror"

VL Hoffman Productions
Booth 077

April 18, 10:00 a.m.

Hogue has published eight collections of poetry, most recently "Revenance," listed as one of the 2014 Standout Books by the Academy of American Poets. A noted translator as well as poet, she is a 2015 NEA Fellow in Translation, and directs the MFA program in English at Arizona State University.

SCHEDULE

Reading from "Revenance"
Saturday, 4 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

James R. Hogue

James R. Hogue, "Insects of the Los Angeles Basin"

Natural History Museum
Booth 084

April 19, 11:00 a.m.
April 19, 11:30 a.m.

Jennifer Holm

Jennifer Holm

Mrs Nelsons Book Fair Company
Booth 722

April 18, 1:00 p.m.
April 18, 2:00 p.m.

Hondagneu-Sotelo is a professor of sociology and co-director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at USC. She is best known for her work on gender and migration, transnational motherhood and immigrant domestic workers. She is the author, most recently, of "Paradise Transplanted: Migration and the Making of California Gardens," which analyzes the ways in which migration and immigrants have transformed the garden landscape of Southern California.

SCHEDULE

Almost Paradise: Sustainability, Power and Politics in L.A.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Horwitz is a senior fellow at the Ocean Foundation and the president and co-founder of Living Planet Press, which specializes in books by thought leaders in science, medicine and psychology. His highly praised 2014 release is "War of the Whales: A True Story."

SCHEDULE

Narrative Journalism: Writing the Big Story
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Howland, a graduate of Georgetown University, spent five years acting in New York where she was a company member of the award-winning Flea Theater. She has written two YA novels: "Nantucket Blue," for which she was named a Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start author, and "Nantucket Red." Her middle grade debut, "The Forget-Me-Not Summer," will be hitting the shelves May 5.

SCHEDULE

Middle Grade Fiction: Tall Tales and Silly Stories
Sunday, Noon, YA Stage ›

Hubbard is the author of two YA novels, "Wanderlove" and "Like Mandarin." She also runs the popular blog YA Highway (www.yahighway.com) and holds a BA in writing from UC San Diego. "Watch the Sky" is her first middle-grade novel.

SCHEDULE

Middle Grade Fiction: Novel Landscapes
Saturday, Noon, Hoffman Hall ›

Mary Huckstep

Mary Huckstep, "MARY MARY QUITE: On Raising Children (And Other Mind-Altering Substances)"

You-Nique Productions
Booth 536

April 18, 12:00 p.m.
April 19, 12:00 p.m.

A. Patrick Huff, PhD

A. Patrick Huff, PhD, "The Takeover of Public Education in America: The Agenday to Control Information and Knowledge Through the Accountability System"

Author Solutions
Booth 203

April 18, 10:30 a.m.
April 18, 11:30 a.m.

Huneven is the author of four novels: "Blame," "Jamesland," "Round Rock" and her latest, "Off Course." Her nonfiction writings include restaurant reviews for the Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly, other food journalism and, with Bernadette Murphy, the "Tao Gals’ Guide to Real Estate." She has received a General Electric Foundation Award for Younger Writers and a Whiting Writers’ Award for fiction.

SCHEDULE

Fiction: Live Through This
Saturday, 11 a.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Hunt is the author of six novels, including "Kind One" and "Neverhome." His writings, reviews and translations have appeared in the New York Times, the Daily Beast, the Irish Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bomb, Ploughshares, McSweeney’s and Conjunctions.

SCHEDULE

Fiction: History on the Page
Saturday, 2 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Hunt is the county schools librarian at the San Diego County Office of Education. He writes for the Horn Book Magazine and School Library Journal, speaks for the Bureau of Education and Research, and teaches at San Jose State University. In addition to judging the Young Adult Literature category of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes this past year, he was also a member of the Caldecott committee.

SCHEDULE

Young Adult: Writing the Truth for Teens
Saturday, 2 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

John F. Hunter

John F. Hunter, PhD, "Living the Christian Life: Are you Ready For A Supernatural and Spiritual Life with Jesus?"

Author Solutions
Booth 206

April 18, 10:30 a.m.
April 18, 11:30 a.m.

Hyde is an agent at the Hill Nadell Literary Agency in Los Angeles and represents a wide range of fiction and nonfiction, including literary and genre fiction, graphic novels, narrative nonfiction, memoir and the occasional young adult title. Before joining Hill Nadell, Hyde spent over a decade as an editor and rights and permissions manager at independent publisher Grove Atlantic in New York.

SCHEDULE

Bookstore Confidential
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Noel Hynd

Noel Hynd, "Flowers From Berlin, Truman's Spy, Murder in Miami, Hostage in Havana, Conspiracy in Kiev, Midnight in Madrid, Countdown in Cairo, The Enemy Within"

greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Booth 953

April 19, 2:40 p.m.
April 19, 5:00 p.m.

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Idol is a multiplatinum recording artist, two-time Grammy nominee, and author of the bestselling memoir "Dancing with Myself." Merging his signature punk attitude with pop hooks, dance beats, and gritty metallic crunch, Idol created some of rock’s indelible anthems, including "Rebel Yell," "White Wedding," and "Cradle of Love." He is currently touring worldwide in support of his new album, Kings & Queens of the Underground. Idol lives in Los Angeles."

SCHEDULE

Author of "Dancing With Myself," Interviewed by Lorraine Ali
Saturday, 3:40 p.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

Irwin is the author of several poetry collections, including 2013’s "Large White House Speaking" and "American Urn: Selected Poems (1987-2014)," published this year. Recognition for his work includes a Discovery/the Nation Award, two Colorado Book Awards, four Pushcart Prizes, the James Wright Poetry Award and fellowships from the Fulbright, Lilly, NEA and Wurlitzer Foundations. He teaches at USC.

SCHEDULE

Reading from "American Urn: Selected Poems"
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Isaacs has worked as a TV and film writer/producer for over 40 years. He has written multiple episodes for series such as "M*A*S*H," "Cheers," "Wings," "The Simpsons," "Frasier" and "Becker." Isaacs has been nominated eight times for the Writers Guild of America Award and has won twice, once for "Cheers" and once for "Mad Men." He has six Emmy nominations with one Emmy for co-producing the first season of "Cheers."

SCHEDULE

From Sensitivity to Censorship: The High Stakes of Satire in Popular Culture
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Isenberg’s new book is "Tradition!: The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood Story of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ the World’s Most Beloved Musical." A prize-winning author and journalist, her earlier books include "Conversations With Frank Gehry," "State of the Arts: California Artists Talk About Their Work" and "Making It Big: The Diary of a Broadway Musical."

SCHEDULE

All That Glitters: Arts in a Golden Age
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Ison is the author of "Rockaway," "The List" and "A Child Out of Alcatraz," which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in First Fiction. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Tin House, Black Clock, the Kenyon Review and numerous anthologies. "Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love and Die at the Movies" is her newest book.

SCHEDULE

Frame by Frame: The Lasting Impact of Movies
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Hoffman Hall ›

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Syrie James

Syrie James, "Jane Austen's First Love, The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen, The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen"

Jane Austen Society of North American
Booth 930

April 18, 10:30 p.m.
April 18, 12:50 p.m.

Jacquet is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University. She works at the intersection of conservation and cooperation, focusing on the human dimensions of large-scale social dilemmas, such as overfishing and climate change. "Is Shame Necessary?" is her first book.

SCHEDULE

Pushing for Change: Our Environmental Future
Saturday, 11 a.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Jennifer Jackson

Jennifer Jackson, "The Punkydoos Take the Stage"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 18, 12:00 p.m.
April 18, 12:50 p.m.

Keith E. Jackson, MFT

Keith E. Jackson, MFT, "Walking in the Way Day by Day: Your Daily Guide to the Promise Land"

Author Solutions
Booth 207

April 18, 11:30 p.m.
April 18, 12:30 p.m.

Jaime-Becerra is a native of El Monte. He is the author of "This Time Tomorrow," which won an International Latino Book Award, and "Every Night Is Ladies’ Night," a collection of stories that received a California Book Award. He teaches at UC Riverside, where he is an associate professor of creative writing. He is a contributor to the recently published anthology "LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas."

SCHEDULE

Finding Focus: Writing Niche Topics
Saturday, Noon, Annenberg Auditorium ›

Kirk Jay

Kirk Jay, "Mueller Harriet Can Carry It"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 18, 10:00 p.m.
April 18, 12:50 p.m.

Jeffers is an internationally renowned, award-winning artist and picture book creator whom the New York Times dubbed "a genius of the unexplained absurd." He received the 2006 Nestlé Gold Medal, the highest honor for children’s books in his native U.K. His newest books include "The Day the Crayons Quit" and "Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters."

SCHEDULE

Author and illustrator of "The Day the Crayons Quit"
Sunday, 1:25 p.m., Reading by 9 Children’s Stage ›

Josh Jenisch

Jenisch is the author of "The Art of the Video Game." He teaches part time at USC and works at Weber Shandwick L.A.

SCHEDULE

L.A. Times Stage Emcee
Saturday and Sunday ›

Johnny travels roughly 150,000 miles and visits 20 countries each year. He and his website, JohnnyJet.com, have been featured over 5,000 times in major publications, including USA Today, Time and Fortune magazine, and he has hosted "Hot Spots 2012" on the Travel Channel. He now appears every Saturday on Leo Laporte’s "The Tech Guy Show" to talk about travel and technology.

SCHEDULE

More for Your Money: Travel Bargains in 2015
Saturday, 12:15 p.m., Travel Smart Stage ›

John is the coauthor of the national bestseller "The Terrible Two," among other humor and children’s books. He is also the editor of "Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids’ Letters to President Obama." John spent six years as programs director at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit educational center in San Francisco. Find him at www.joryjohn.com or @joryjohn on Twitter.

SCHEDULE

Middle Grade Fiction: Tall Tales and Silly Stories
Sunday, Noon, YA Stage ›

Johnson, born in New Orleans, has taught writing and held fellowships at Arizona State University, University of Iowa, UC Berkeley and Stanford. His first novel, "Hold It ‘Til It Hurts," was a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. He currently teaches at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His latest novel is "Welcome to Braggsville."

SCHEDULE

Fiction: Pushing Boundaries
Sunday, 2 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Johnson is a professor at USC in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. His research interests are mainly concerned with the development of theoretical tools for the description of the basic fabric of nature. He works mainly on superstring theory, quantum gravity, gauge theory and M-theory, studying objects such as black holes and D-branes.

SCHEDULE

Grasping the Ineffable: On Science and Health
Saturday, 3 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Johnston is the author of the New York Times best-selling debut adult novel "Descent," the story collection "Irish Girl" and the young adult novel "Never So Green." Johnston’s stories have appeared in New England Review, the Iowa Review and the Missouri Review, among others. He currently teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Memphis.

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Fiction: Live Through This
Saturday, 11 a.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Johnston is a forensic archaeologist, adores cupcakes and the Oxford comma, and loves to make up stories. Her debut novel, "The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim," is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Young Adult Literature. Her next book, "Prairie Fire," is forthcoming, and there are more on the way after that.

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Young Adult Fiction: Writing the Fantastic
Saturday, 3 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Doug E. Jones

Doug E. Jones

Doug E. Jones
Booth 148

April 18, 10:00 a.m.

Gerald Jones

Gerald Jones, MFT, "My Poetic Journey, Poetry of Life Issues"

greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Booth 953

April 18, 12:00 p.m.
April 18, 2:00 p.m.

Julavits is the author of four critically acclaimed novels and coeditor, with Sheila Heti and Leanne Shapton, of the New York Times bestseller "Women in Clothes." Her fiction has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, McSweeney’s and the Best American Short Stories, among other places. She’s a founding editor of the Believer magazine and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her new book, "The Folded Clock: A Diary," is a chronicle of her daily life as a 40-something woman, wife, mother and writer.

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Nonfiction: Writing in Real Time
Sunday, 11 a.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Jung Im Lee Korean Dance Academy is one of the largest Korean dance studios in Southern California. While the instruction of dance is their primary goal, the academy hopes to develop a sense of the Korean culture within students. They participate in various events in the neighboring communities of schools and hope to share with the public more about Korean culture and the art of dancing.

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Dance Performance
Sunday, 4:20 p.m., USC Stage ›

Just, before he started making Detours, worked with UNICEF to develop and deploy his grad school thesis, RapidFTR, an open-source mobile app that helps humanitarian workers reunite children and families in emergencies. Before all that, he told stories on "This American Life" and helped bands like OK Go find creative ways to use the Internet.

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Location-Aware Audio Walks: The Detour Project: Jorge Just, Interviewed by Chris Reynolds
Sunday, 1 p.m., Travel Smart Stage ›

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Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning book "Kira-Kira," the National Book Award winner "The Thing About Luck," the Jane Addams Peace Award- and Pen USA Award-winning "Weedflower" and several critically acclaimed adult novels. "Half a World Away" is her newest book for young readers. She lives in California with her boyfriend, her son and two lunatics disguised as dogs.

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Middle Grade Fiction: Novel Landscapes
Saturday, Noon, Hoffman Hall ›

Cynthia Kadohata

Cynthia Kadohata, MFT, "Half a World Away"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 18, 2:00 p.m.
April 18, 2:50 p.m.

Kadrey is the best-selling author of the Sandman Slim supernatural noir books. The seventh book in the series, "Killing Pretty," will be released in July 2015. Some of Kadrey's other books include "Metrophage," "Butcher Bird," "Dead Set," "Kamikaze L'Amour" and the graphic novel "Accelerate." The Dino De Laurentiis Company is developing Sandman Slim into a feature film.

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Fiction: New California Noir
Sunday, 11 a.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Kanon's first novel, "Los Alamos," was a bestseller translated into 20 languages. It also won the Edgar Award for best first novel. His novel "The Good German" was made into a film starring George Clooney and directed by Steven Soderbergh. "Leaving Berlin" is Kanon's most recent title.

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Crime Fiction: Deception and Denial
Sunday, Noon, Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Kaplan, also known as BEK, is an American artist whose single-panel cartoons frequently appear in the New Yorker. His cartoons are known for their signature simplistic style and ironic humor. Kaplan is also a screenwriter and producer who has worked on "Seinfeld" and HBO's "Six Feet Under" and "Girls." "I Was a Child" is his just-released graphic memoir.

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Drawing on Life: Graphic Novels and Memoir
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Kaplan is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Southern California. Kaplan earned her doctorate from UC Berkeley. Her first book, "Not My Kind of Girl: Unraveling the Myths of Black Teenage Motherhood," won the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Annual award by the race, gender and class section of the American Sociological Association.

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From L.A. to the Middle East: Empowering Youth Through the Arts
Saturday, Noon, Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Kaplan is a journalist and columnist who has written about African-American political, economic and cultural issues. She is currently a contributing editor to the op-ed section of the L.A. Times and many other media outlets. Her most recent book is "Black Talk, Blue Thoughts and Walking the Color Line."

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Speaking Out: Human Rights & Social Justice
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Bovard Auditorium ›

Keane is known for her work as a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where she made significant contributions to recent hits "Tangled" and "Frozen." She studied graphic design at the Ecole Superieure D'Arts Graphiques in Paris. Claire now lives in Venice Beach with her husband and kids. "Once Upon a Cloud" is her debut picture book. You can find more of her work at www.claireonacloud.com.

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Author of "Once Upon a Cloud"
Saturday, 2:45 p.m., Reading by 9 Children's Stage ›

Kearney's third poetry collection, "Patter," examines miscarriage, infertility and parenthood. He has received fellowships with Cave Canem and the Rauschenberg Foundation, among others, and his work has recently been anthologized in the Best American Poetry and the Best American Experimental Writing. He lives with his family in the Santa Clarita Valley and teaches at CalArts, where he received his MFA in writing.

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The Santa Anas in My Sails: Self and Culture in California Poetry
Sunday, 2 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Keegan is a staff writer covering film at the L.A. Times and the author of "The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron." She appears on KPCC as a regular commentator on Hollywood in a segment called "On the Lot With Rebecca Keegan." Prior to joining the L.A. Times, she was the Hollywood correspondent for Time magazine. A native of New York State, she graduated from Northwestern University.

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Brian Grazer, Author of "A Curious Mind," in Conversation with Rebecca Keegan
Saturday, 4 p.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Kegan is a freelance writer who has been published in Self, Los Angeles Magazine and the L.A. Times. A native of Southern California, she earned her BA in history from UC Berkeley and her MA in journalism from the University of Southern California. She lives in L.A. with her family. "Golden State" is her debut novel.

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Fiction: Living in the Aftermath
Saturday, 3 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Nicole Mary Kelby

Nicole Mary Kelby, "The Pink Suit, In The Company of Angels, White Truffles in Winter"

Skyboat Media
Booth 184

April 18, 1:00 p.m.

Kellogg is an award-winning staff writer at the L.A. Times covering books and publishing. She is a vice president of the National Book Critics Circle and shares bookish things on Twitter @paperhaus

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Inside Publishing
Saturday, Noon, Hancock Foundation ›

History: Artistic Influencers
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Huppes Kemp

Huppes Kemp, MFT, "The Dutch Institute"

Author Solutions
Booth 204

April 18, 3:30 p.m.
April 18, 4:30 p.m.

Kenney is an award-winning chef, author and entrepreneur and one of the world's foremost experts in raw cuisine. A Food and Wine best new chef, his impact extends far beyond the walls of his restaurants located in Santa Monica, Maine, Oklahoma and Miami. Matthew Kenney Culinary Academies train professional chefs as well as novices and enthusiasts. He has authored 11 cookbooks, including his latest, "Cooked Raw: How One Celebrity Chef Risked Everything to Change the Way We Eat."

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Author of "Cooked Raw," Cooking Demonstration
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Cooking Stage ›

Julie Kessler

Julie Kessler, "Fifty-Fifty, The Clarity of Hindsight"

Julie L. Kessler, Attorney, Author & Columnist
Booth 197

April 18, 10:00 a.m.
April 19, 11:00 a.m.

Khakpour is the author of the novels "Sons and Other Flammable Objects" and "The Last Illusion." Her nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the L.A. Times, Harper's, Salon, Slate, the Wall Street Journal, Elle and many more. She is currently writer-in-residence at Bard College in New York.

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Fiction: On the Fringe
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Kinney is the author of the best-selling and award-winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, which has more than 75 million copies in print worldwide. He is a four-time Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award winner for favorite book. The seventh book in the series, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul," came out last fall.

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Author of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul"
Sunday, 10:50 a.m., Reading by 9 Children's Stage ›

Kipen is the founder and codirector of Libros Schmibros, a lending library and bookshop in Boyle Heights. He was book critic and editor for the San Francisco Chronicle for seven years before becoming the director of literature for the National Endowment for the Arts (2005-2010). He has published and edited several books, interviewed dozens of authors, curated film and book festivals, and is a frequent reviewer in the Wall Street Journal, the L.A. Times, the New York Times, and on KPCC.

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Frame by Frame: The Lasting Impact of Movies
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Bookstore Confidential
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Kirby is a writer for young adults whose first book, "Moonglass," was named an ABA New Voices Pick. She has also written two other YA novels: "In Honor" and "Golden." Jessi works as a middle-school librarian in Orange County, where she lives with her husband and two kids. You can visit her online at www.jessikirby.com.

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Young Adult Fiction: I'll Be There for You
Sunday, 3 p.m., YA Stage ›

Blanche Kirkendoll

Blanche Kirkendoll, MFT, "Purple Bottom City"

Author Solutions
Booth 205

April 19, 11:30 a.m.
April 19, 12:30 a.m.

Klassen is the author and illustrator of "I Want My Hat Back," a Geisel Honor book, and "This Is Not My Hat," winner of the Caldecott Medal. He also illustrated "House Held Up by Trees," written by Ted Kooser, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, and "Extra Yarn," written by Mac Barnett, which won a Caldecott Honor. His newest book with Barnett is "Sam and Dave Dig a Hole."

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Author of "Sam and Dave Dig a Hole"
Saturday, 11 a.m., Reading by 9 Children's Stage ›

Kleinbard is the Johnson Professor of Law and Business at USC's Gould School of Law. Newsweek Magazine's staff named his book, "We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money," one of "Our Favorite Books of 2014," calling it a "masterpiece of how we tax ourselves, and how Congress spends our money."

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America's Rich and Poor: Looking at the Financial Gap
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Town and Gown ›

Klinger is the editor of the Edgar-winning "New Annotated Sherlock Holmes" and the "New Annotated Dracula," as well as numerous other books and articles on mystery, horror and the Victorian age. His newest books are the Bram Stoker Award-nominated "The Annotated Sandman with Neil Gaiman," "In the Company of Sherlock Holmes" and "The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft."

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Fiction: New California Noir
Sunday, 11 a.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Sally C. Knox

Sally C. Knox, MFT, "Pickles and Jane"

Author Solutions
Booth 205

April 18, 3:30 p.m.
April 18, 4:30 p.m.

Knowles is the author of "Jumping Off Swings" and its sequel, "Living with Jackie Chan," as well as "See You at Harry's." Her latest is "Read Between the Lines." She lives in Vermont with her family.

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Young Adult Fiction: Outside the Margins
Saturday, 11 a.m., YA Stage ›

Koertge, a fixture on the L.A. poetry scene for more than 50 years, teaches at Hamline University in their low-residency MFA program. He is the author of several books of poetry and prose, the latest of which is "Sex World."

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Fiction: Victims and Vice
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Korman has written more than 70 middle grade and teen novels, including the New York Times best-selling "The 39 Clues: Cahills Vs. Vespers Book One: The Medusa Plot," the Swindle series, "Ungifted," the Island series, "Pop," "Schooled," "No More Dead Dogs," "Son Of The Mob" and many other favorites. His latest book is "Masterminds."

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Middle Grade Fiction: Stupendous Adventures
Saturday, 2 p.m., YA Stage ›

Kotkin is the Birkelund Professor of History and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and history department of Princeton University. He is also a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford. He earned a PhD from UC Berkeley. His fifth book, "Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1978-1928," is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Biography.

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Biography: World Leaders in History
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

As deputy managing editor of the L.A. Times, Kraft is responsible for the front page, the Column One feature and major investigative, explanatory and narrative reporting projects. During more than two decades at The Times, Kraft has been a national and foreign correspondent as well as a news department head.

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The Domino Effect: Changing Political Landscapes
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Norris Theater ›

Dan Krall

Dan Krall, MFT, "Sick Simon, The Great Lollipop Caper, Absolutely Beastly Children"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 18, 11:00 a.m.
April 18, 12:50 p.m.

Krozser, publisher of Booksquare.com, covers the intersection of technology and publishing. She serves on advisory boards for several publishing startups; presents at conferences such as Tools of Change for Publishing, Digital Book World and South by Southwest; has appeared on "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer" and contributes to various industry publications.

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Fiction: Addicted to Love
Sunday, 11 a.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Vivienne Kruger

Vivienne Kruger, MFT, "Balinese Food"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 18, 3:00 p.m.
April 18, 3:50 p.m.

Kun is a professor in the USC Annenberg School for Communication, where he directs the Popular Music Project of the Norman Lear Center. He is the author or editor of several books, including "Audiotopia: Music, Race and America," and his writings on music and culture have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine and many other publications.

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To Live and Dine in L.A.: Food Pasts, Food Futures - A Conversation with Josh Kun and Roy Choi
Sunday, Noon, Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Josh Kun

Josh Kun, "Songs in the Key of Los Angeles"

Angel City Press
Booth 119

April 19, 1:30 p.m.

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Lalami is author of the novels "Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits," which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; "Secret Son," which was on the Orange Prize longlist; and "The Moor’s Account," which was a New York Times Notable Book and a Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year.

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Fiction: Untold Stories
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Vera Lam

Vera Lam, "The Lonely American"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 19, 2:00 p.m.
April 19, 2:50 p.m.

Landau studied at Vassar College and recently received her PhD in creative writing and English literature from the University of Southern California. She lives with her husband and two children in Los Angeles. "The Empire of the Senses" is her first novel.

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Fiction: Shifting Cultures
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Landau is the author of three collections of poetry: "The Last Usable Hour," "Orchidelirium" and "The Uses of the Body." Her work has appeared in the Paris Review, Tin House, the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. She teaches in and directs the creative writing program at New York University.s

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Reading from "The Uses of the Body"
Sunday, Noon, Poetry Stage ›

Landis is author of the novel "Rainey Royal," a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and a linked story collection, "Normal People Don’t Live Like This." Her stories and essays have appeared in Tin House, Bomb, Harper’s Magazine, the New York Times and the 2014 O. Henry Prize Stories.

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Fiction: Coming Into Her Own
Saturday, 11 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Larson is author or co-author of 17 books, including "An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science," "A Magnificent Catastrophe: Tumultuous Election of 1800," "The Return of George Washington" and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion." Larson’s articles have appeared in such journals as Nature, Atlantic Monthly, Scientific American and American History.

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History: American Milestones
Sunday, 2 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Larson is the New York Times best-selling author of six graphic novels, notably her graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s "A Wrinkle in Time." She has been nominated for cartooning awards in the U.S., Canada and Europe, and is the recipient of two Eisner Awards and an Ignatz Award.

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Young Adult Graphic Novels: World in a Frame
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Larson is an award-winning film music composer, having created the scores for over 30 movies, including "Boys Don’t Cry," "Dirty Pretty Things" and "Margin Call." "The Dewey Decimal System" and "The Nervous System" are the highly acclaimed first two installments in his Dewey Decimal crime-fiction trilogy, and are followed by "The Immune System." Larson lives in Harlem with his wife and son.

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Fiction: Alternate Realities
Sunday, 2 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Lasorda is a former MLB pitcher, coach and manager. He is best known for successfully managing the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1976 to 1996, during which time the team won two World Series titles. Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997, Lasorda is regarded as one of the greatest ambassadors of the sport. His newest book is "Tommy Lasorda: My Way."

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Tommy Lasorda, Author of "Tommy Lasorda: My Way," in Conversation with Bill Dwyre
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Robert Landau

Robert Landau, "Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip, Hollywood Poolside: Classic Images of Legendary Stars"

Angel City Press
Booth 119

April 18, 2:00 p.m.

Lauren is author of the upcoming memoir "Everything You Ever Wanted," the New York Times best-selling memoir "Some Girls: My Life in a Harem,"and the novel "Pretty." Her writing has appeared in the Paris Review, the New York Times, Vanity Fair and Elle, among others. She is a regular storyteller on the Moth.

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Memoir: How Did I Get Here?
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Lauter is the Los Angeles Times’ Washington bureau chief. He began writing news in Washington in 1981 and since then has covered Congress, the Supreme Court, the White House under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and four U.S. presidential campaigns. He lived in L.A. from 1995 to 2011, where he had several editing roles, including deputy foreign editor and assistant managing editor responsible for California coverage.

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Pushing the Needle: Decisions in Government
Sunday, Noon, Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Judge Janice LAW

Judge Janice LAW, "American Evita: Lurleen Wallace"

Judge Janice Law
Booth 025

April 18, 10:00 a.m.
April 19, 10:00 a.m.

Ruth Anderson Lawler

Ruth Anderson Lawler, "Thank You, Mom and Dad"

Author Solutions
Booth 204

April 18, 11:30 p.m.
April 18, 12:30 p.m.

Lawson is a graduate of UC Riverside’s Palm Desert MFA program. He has worked as a travel writer and technical writer, and he plays classical piano. His book, "Paper Man," is forthcoming in May.

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Fiction: Alternate Realities
Sunday, 2 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Robert Leach

Robert Leach, “Never Make the Same Mistake Once”

Figueroa Press
Booth 037

April 19, 11:00 a.m.

April Lee

April Lee, "The Dragon and the Pixies (an ebook/app)"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 18, 3:00 p.m.
April 18, 4:50 p.m.

Lee is an American cookbook author, TV food critic, cook and novelist. She was the host of the first season of "Top Chef" and currently co-hosts "The Kitchen" on Food Network. She is the author of "The Comfort Table" and her latest, "Endless Summer."

SCHEDULE

Author of "Endless Summer," Cooking Demonstration
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Cooking Stage ›

Lefebvre is the chef/partner at Trois Mec, which has been named on both Esquire and GQ magazines’ lists of best new restaurants, and Petit Trois. He operates LudoBird at Staples Center and is the host of the All-Star Culinary Classic in Los Angeles. Ludo co-stars in the ABC hit cooking competition "The Taste" and is the author of "LudoBites: Recipes and Stories from the Pop-Up Restaurants of Ludo Lefebvre" and "Crave: A Feast of the Five Senses" which was just re-released in a 10th anniversary limited edition.

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Author of "Crave," Cooking Demonstration
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Cooking Stage ›

Lehane is the author of 12 previous novels — most recently, "World Gone By" and "The Drop," as well as the New York Times bestsellers "Live by Night," "Moonlight Mile," "Gone, Baby, Gone," "Mystic River," "Shutter Island," and "The Given Day." He has been a staff writer on HBO’s "The Wire" and "Boardwalk Empire."

SCHEDULE

Dennis Lehane, Author of "World Gone By," in Conversation with Tod Goldberg
Sunday, Noon, Town and Gown ›

T.K. Leigh

T.K. Leigh, “A Beautiful Mess, A Tragic Wreck, Gorgeous Chaos, Heart of Light”

BOOK fri-ENDS Blog
Booth 125

April 18, 10 a.m.

Lenney is the author of "The Object Parade" and "Bigger Than Life: A Murder, a Memoir," published as part of the American Lives series at the University of Nebraska Press. She is a senior nonfiction editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books and serves as faculty for the Bennington Writing Seminars, the Rainier Writing Workshop and the MPW program at USC.

SCHEDULE

Writing Across Multiple Genres
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Stuff: The Objects That Shape Our Lives
Sunday, 2 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Leo writes the nationally syndicated Web Buzz column for the Los Angeles Times, co-hosts the podcast "This Week in Travel," available on iTunes, and is best known for editing the award-winning "Sand in My Bra," a women’s travel humor series by Travelers’ Tales. Leo also co-founded BestKidsApps.com, a website that reviews children’s iPhone and iPad apps.

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More for Your Money: Travel Bargains in 2015
Saturday, 12:15 p.m., Travel Smart Stage ›

Leovy is an award-winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She was part of a team of L.A. Times reporters who won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 1997 North Hollywood shootout and creator of The Times’ Homicide Report. Her first book, "Ghettoside: A Story of Murder in America," was published to critical acclaim and is the first selection of the L.A. Times book club, Reading Los Angeles.

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Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Crime and Justice in America
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Town and Gown ›

Lepucki is the best-selling author of the novel "California" and the novella "If You’re Not Yet Like Me." A staff writer for the Millions, she has published work in McSweeney’s, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Narrative Magazine, among other outlets. She is the founder and co-director of Writing Workshops Los Angeles.

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Fiction: Living in the Aftermath
Saturday, 3 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Lethem is the best-selling author of nine novels, including "The Fortress of Solitude" and "Motherless Brooklyn." His essay collection, "The Ecstasy of Influence," was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. His newest book is "Lucky Alan: And Other Stories." He is the recipient of a National Book Critic’s Circle Award and a MacArthur Fellowship, and he’s the Roy Edward Disney Professor in creative writing at Pomona College.

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Fiction: The Art of the Short Story
Sunday, 3 p.m., Town and Gown ›

Levithan is the New York Times best-selling author of many novels, including "Every Day," "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" (with John Green) and "Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist" (with Rachel Cohn). "Two Boys Kissing" won a Lambda Literary Award. "Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story" is his newest release. Levithan, a senior editor at Scholastic, is also the founding editor of the PUSH imprint, which is devoted to finding new voices and authors in teen literature.

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Young Adult Fiction: Smells Like Teen Spirit
Saturday, 3 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Jacqueline Woodson, Author of "Brown Girl Dreaming," in Conversation with David Levithan
Sunday, Noon, Norris Theater ›

David Levithan

David Levithan

Mrs Nelsons Book Fair Company
Booth 721

April 18, 12:00 p.m.
April 18, 1:00 p.m.

Levitt is the Simms/Mann Chair in developmental neurogenetics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and W.M. Keck Provost Professor of neurogenetics, Keck School of Medicine at USC. Levitt is an active neuroscientist studying the genetic and environmental factors that impact the development of healthy brain architecture. He pursues policy work as the scientific director of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child.

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Grasping the Ineffable: On Science and Health
Saturday, 3 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Lewis is a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC. Her book, "Voyage of the Sable Venus" is forthcoming in 2015.

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Being Black: Race and Justice in the U.S.
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Pete Liebengood

Pete Liebengood, "Accidental Droning"

Author Solutions
Booth 207

April 19, 1:30 p.m.
April 19, 2:30 p.m.

Lanayre Liggera

Lanayre Liggera, "Intrusion"

Author Solutions
Booth 208

April 19, 1:30 p.m.
April 19, 2:30 p.m.

Linka is the author of "A Girl Called Fearless" which won the Young Adult Novel Award 2014 from the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association, and is currently in development for a TV series. "A Girl Undone" will be published in June.

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Young Adult Fiction: Lurking in the Shadows
Saturday, 3 p.m., Norris Theater ›

Lish is the author of "Life is With People" and "Preparation for the Next Life." He has worked in a Styrofoam factory, as a construction laborer, personal trainer, moving man, security guard, fast food counter person and telemarketer — in short, in every entry-level job in the Help Wanted section, except taxi driver.

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Fiction: Untold Stories
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Liu’s fiction has appeared in F&SF, Asimov’s, Analog, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed and Clarkesworld, among other places. He has won a Nebula, two Hugos, a World Fantasy Award and a Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Award. He’s also been nominated for the Sturgeon and the Locus Awards. With his wife, artist Lisa Tang Liu, comes his brand-new release, "The Grace of Kings," which is set in a universe they created together.

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Fiction: Bringing the Impossible to Life
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Locke’s first novel, "Black Water Rising," was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her second book, "The Cutting Season," was the 2013 winner of the Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Her newest book is "Pleasantville," and she is a writer and co-producer on the Fox drama "Empire." A native of Houston, she lives in L.A., with her husband and daughter.

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Crime Fiction: Right Place, Wrong Time
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Lotfe is from Guadalajara, in Jalisco, México. She has been working in TV and radio for over 11 years, covering topics such as culture, sports, ecology, music and health.

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Hoy Stage Emcee
Saturday and Sunday, Hoy Stage ›

Loh is a radio commentator and author of "The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones," which was selected as one of the New York Times’ 100 Most Notable Books. Loh’s solo comedy show will run at the Broad Stage in July; a multi-character play based on "The Madwoman in the Volvo" will premiere at South Coast Repertory Theatre in January 2016.

SCHEDULE

Whose Life Is It Anyway? Approaches to Writing Memoir
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Lopez is a columnist at the Los Angeles Times who writes about life and culture in California. He is the author of "In the Clear" and "The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship and the Redemptive Power of Music," which became a major motion picture. His latest book is "Dreams and Schemes."

SCHEDULE

America’s Rich and Poor: Looking at the Financial Gap
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Town and Gown ›

Lord is an author, critic and cartoonist. Her most recent book is "The Accidental Feminist: How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness and We Were Too Distracted by Her Beauty to Notice." She also wrote "Forever Barbie: The Unauthorized Biography of a Real Doll" as well as "Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science."

SCHEDULE

All That Glitters: Arts in a Golden Age
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

From Sensitivity to Censorship: The High Stakes of Satire in Popular Culture
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Lord lives in a pink row house in Cincinnati with a husband, two rescue dogs and a closet full of impractical shoes. She is the author of "The Start Of Me and You" and "Open Road Summer."

SCHEDULE

Young Adult Fiction: Connections and Consequences
Saturday, 11 a.m., Town and Gown ›

Lu writes young adult novels and has a special love for dystopian books. She was born near Shanghai and attended college at USC. Lu is the author of the Legend Trilogy, and "The Young Elites" is her most recent book.

SCHEDULE

Young Adult Fiction: Beyond This Realm
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Ludwig is a post-roots musician from Silver Lake.

SCHEDULE

Musical Performance
Saturday, 3 p.m., L.A. Sound Stage ›

Luengas is a Mexican journalist with international experience in radio and TV. He’s won Mark Twain and Emmy awards, among several others. In 2008, the Washington Post recognized the quality of his reporting on the news program "In Context," for which also received two consecutive National Journalism Awards from the National Press Club in Mexico.

SCHEDULE

En el México de Nuestros Amores
Sunday, 4:20 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

Luiselli is the author of the internationally acclaimed novel "Faces in the Crowd," translated to multiple languages, and a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in First Fiction. Her next is "The Story of My Teeth." Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker and McSweeney’s, among other places. In 2014, she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35.

SCHEDULE

Fiction: The Trials of Life
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Lummis’ poetry collection "Open 24 Hours" won the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize, and individual poems have appeared in the Antioch Review, the New Ohio Review and the New Yorker. She’s the 2015 recipient of Beyond Baroque’s George Drury Smith Quintessential L.A. Poet Award. She performs with the pathos-and-comedy-centric troupe Nearly Fatal Women.

SCHEDULE

Readings from "Wide Awake: Poets of L.A. and Beyond"
Sunday, 10 a.m., Poetry Stage ›

Reading from "Open 24 Hours: Poems"
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Lutz is the founding editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books and the author of books on weeping, slackers, nervousness and the function of criticism at the present time. He has just finished a book on incurable wanderlust.

SCHEDULE

Publishing: The Big Picture
Saturday, 3 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

M

Jeff McArthur

Jeff McArthur, "Pro Bono ^ The 18-Year Defense of Caril Ann"

greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Booth 953

April 18, 2:00 p.m.
April 18, 4:00 p.m.

DJ MacHale

DJ MacHale

Mrs Nelsons Book Fair Company
Booth 723

April 18, 1:00 p.m.
April 18, 2:00 p.m.

Born in Baja California, Maciel graduated from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México with a BA in journalism. He was associate editor for People Magazine en Español and managing editor of El Diario/La Prensa of New York. Since 2013, Maciel has been editorial director of Hoy Los Angeles.

SCHEDULE

En el México de Nuestros Amores
Sunday, 4:20 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

Gavin MacLeod

MacLeod is best known for his role as Captain Merrill Stubing in the popular television series The Love Boat. MacLeod’s impressive 60-year career spans television, theater and film. He has remained an enthusiastic supporter of cruising and currently serves as the spokesperson for Princess Cruises, a role he has held since 1986. He is the author of "This is Your Captain Speaking."

SCHEDULE

Gavin MacLeod, Author of "This is Your Captain Speaking," presented by Princess Cruises
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Travel Smart Stage ›

MacVean is the Mind and Body editor at the Los Angeles Times. She also writes about food and health, among other topics. She’s a runner and a cook and has worked at the L.A. Times as morning assignment editor, Web liaison, food writer and copy editor. She was a national editor and writer focusing on food at the Associated Press and a features editor and a columnist in Moscow.

SCHEDULE

Lorraine Bracco, Author of "To The Fullest," Interviewed by Mary MacVean
Saturday, 1:20 p.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

Mafi is the New York Times best-selling author of the Shatter Me series. She was born in Connecticut, but she currently resides in Santa Monica, where she drinks too much coffee and finds the weather to be just a little too perfect for her taste. When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons and old receipts. "Unite Me" is the latest book in her Shatter Me series.

SCHEDULE

Young Adult Fiction: Writing the Fantastic
Saturday, 3 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Nicole Maggi

Nicole Maggi, "The Twin Willows Trilogy"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 19, 12:00 p.m.
April 19, 12:50 p.m.

Mahin is a high school dropout who rallied late despite her ninth-grade English teacher’s prediction of a lifetime of wasted potential. Her writing fellowships include the MacDowell Colony, the Norman Mailer Center and PEN Center USA Emerging Voices. Mahin is third-generation Hollywood and currently lives in Southern California with her husband and a dog who behaves exactly like a spoiled actress. Her current book is "Oh! You Pretty Things."

SCHEDULE

Fiction: Famous by Association
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Kevin Mahoney

Kevin Mahoney, “The Biggest Birdie, Bobo the Amazing, Curly Jess and Her Big Math Mess, Darling Jordan, Superhero Max”

Books 4 Billy, Inc
Booth 504

April 18, 10:00 a.m.

Majumdar is a writer and broadcaster whose aim in life is to "Go everywhere, eat everything"— a journey that has already taken him to 50 states and 70 countries. He has appeared on many Food Network shows, such as "Iron Chef America" and "Beat Bobby Flay," and has written three books: "Eat My Globe," "Eating for Britain" and his latest, "Fed, White, and Blue."

SCHEDULE

Food and Identity: The Culture of Eating in America
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Jackie Clark Mancuso

Jackie Clark Mancuso, "Paris-Chien: Adventures of an Expat Dog, Hudson in Provence"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 19, 4:00 p.m.
April 19, 5:00 p.m.

Manguso’s books include "The Guardians: An Elegy for a Friend," named one of the top 10 books of 2012 by Salon, and "The Two Kinds of Decay: A Memoir," named an editors’ choice by the New York Times Book Review and others. Manguso is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Rome Prize and a Pushcart Prize. Her new book is "Ongoingness: The End of a Diary."

SCHEDULE

Nonfiction: Writing in Real Time
Sunday, 11 a.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Mann’s neo-soul sound reflects influences like Stevie Wonder, Jack White and Vampire Weekend. Currently studying at the USC Thornton School of Music, Mann has performed on "Oprah" and "Dancing With the Stars."

SCHEDULE

Musical Performance
Sunday, 12:50 p.m., USC Stage ›

Angélica María

Angélica María is an American-born Mexican actress and a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter. Her credits include 289 TV shows, 270 awards, 65 sound recordings, 24 telenovelas, 59 films and 22 plays.

SCHEDULE

Telenovelas: De las Rosas a las Balas
Saturday, 4:20 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

Ernest Marquez

Ernest Marquez, "Santa Monica Beach: A Collector's Pictorial History, Noir Afloat"

Angel City Press
Booth 119

April 18, 2:00 p.m.

Martelle, a Los Angeles Times editorial writer, is the author of five books, the most recent of which is "The Madman and the Assassin: The Strange Life of Boston Corbett, the Man Who Killed John Wilkes Booth." He also has written about the century-long search for John Paul Jones’s body, a "biography" of Detroit, post-World War II anti-communism and the Ludlow Massacre, a key moment in American labor history.

SCHEDULE

History: American Milestones
Sunday, 2 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Aaron Mason

Aaron Mason, "The Baffelgagging Blundernagging Brothers"

greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Booth 953

April 18, 4:00 p.m.
April 18, 6:00 p.m.

Gina Mason

Gina Mason, "Karmann Krist's Zylophila"

Author Solutions
Booth 203

April 18, 12:30 p.m.
April 18, 1:30 p.m.

Lynn Mathai

Lynn Mathai, "The Saga of Quest Inc.: The Apocalypse"

Author Solutions
Booth 203

April 19, 1:30 p.m.
April 19, 2:30 p.m.

Martinez is a 21-year-old singer, songwriter and actress born and raised in Los Angeles. Her music blends the Laurel Canyon folk rock of her parents’ generation and the electronically influenced indie pop of her own. Her song "Dial Tone" has been featured on the TV shows "New Girl "and "The Young and the Restless."

SCHEDULE

Musical Performance
Saturday, 2 p.m., USC Stage ›

Matson received her MFA in writing for children from the New School. She was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start author for her first book, "Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour," which was also recognized as an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. Her second book, "Second Chance Summer," won the California State Book Award. Her newest book is "Since You’ve Been Gone."

SCHEDULE

Young Adult Fiction: I’ll Be There For You
Sunday, 3 p.m., YA Stage ›

Robert Maxxim

Robert Maxxim, "Legacy: Episode l: The Search For Love"

Author Solutions
Booth 208

April 18, 2:30 p.m.
April 18, 3:30 p.m.

Oliver Mayer

Oliver Mayer, “The Big Dog on Campus”

Figueroa Press
Booth 037

April 18, 12 p.m.

Michael Mayo

Michael Mayo, “Adventures of Alex Walker:The Series”

The Adventures of Alex Walker: the Series
Booth 830

April 18, 10 a.m.

Michael McLarnon

Michael McLarnon, "L'Orange Fire"

Michael McLarnon, Author
Booth 373

April 18, 10:00 a.m.
April 19, 10:00 a.m.

Terry McCarty

Terry McCarty, "HOLLYWOOD POETRY 2001-2013"

Author Solutions
Booth 208

April 18, 12:30 p.m.
April 18, 1:30 p.m.

McCreight is the New York Times best-selling author of "Reconstructing Amelia," which was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony and Alex awards. Her latest book is "Where They Found Her." She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

SCHEDULE

Fiction: Secrets and Suspense
Sunday, 11 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

McDonald is the creator of the popular and award-winning Judy Moody and Stink series. She is also the author of the Judy Moody and Friends series, three Sisters Club stories, two books about Ant and Honey Bee, and many other books for children. She lives in Sebastopol, California.

SCHEDULE

Author of the Judy Moody and Stink Series
Sunday, 2:25 p.m., Reading by 9 Children’s Stage ›

McEnroe, author of "Our Town," was born in Los Angeles to actress Tatum O’Neal and tennis player John McEnroe. He was raised in New York and graduated from Skidmore College and then Columbia University, with an MFA. He currently lives in Brooklyn.

SCHEDULE

Fiction: Perfectly Flawed
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

McKenzie is the author of "The Haunting of Sunshine Girl," which began in 2010 as episodic YouTube videos. Since then, the series has expanded, boasting viewership in the tens of millions. McKenzie has created two films through the production company she co-founded, Coat Tale Productions. She lives in Portland, Ore.

SCHEDULE

Young Adult Fiction: Beyond This Realm
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Gail McEwen

Gail McEwen, “Baugham Chronicles”

Meryton Press
Booth 965

April 18, 10:00 a.m.

McMahon has been reviewing children’s books for more than a decade. A journalist and former book editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, McMahon is also a published author whose book "Revolution in the Bleachers: How Parents Can Take Back Family Life in a World Gone Crazy Over Youth Sports" grew out of her experience keeping up with two athletic kids.

SCHEDULE

Middle Grade Fiction: Stupendous Adventures
Saturday, 2 p.m., YA Stage ›

McNamara is a TV critic for the Los Angeles Times. A Pulitzer Prize finalist for criticism in 2013 and 2014, she has won various awards for criticism and feature writing. She is the author of the Hollywood mysteries "Oscar Season" and "The Starlet." She lives in La Crescenta with her husband, three children, two dogs and a hamster.

SCHEDULE

Candice Bergen, Author of "A Fine Romance," Interviewed by Mary McNamara
Sunday, 1:20 p.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

McNeil is an opera singer and writer. She is the author of "3:59," "Possess" and "Ten," which was a 2013 YALSA Top 10 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a Romantic Times Top Pick and an ALA Booklist Top 10 Horror Fiction for Youth. Her latest book is "Get Even."

SCHEDULE

Young Adult Fiction: Thrills and Chills
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., YA Stage ›

Melchizedek

Melchizedek, "The Virgin: PURE & UNDEFILED"

Author Solutions
Booth 206

April 18, 12:30 p.m.
April 18, 1:30 p.m.

Melendez is a spokesperson for the TSA. He grew up in southern Califiornia and prior to his work for the TSA he served in the Navy, at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is married to a California State Assemblywoman and they are the proud parents of five children.

SCHEDULE

"Why Do You Make Us Take off Our Shoes?" — and Other Things You Always Wanted to Ask the TSA
Sunday, 11:45 a.m., Travel Smart Stage ›

R.S. Mellette

R.S. Mellette, "Billy Bobble Makes A Magic Wand"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 18, 2:00 p.m.
April 18, 3:50 p.m.

Gia Mellow

Gia Mellow, "Memories of a Betrayal"

Author Solutions
Booth 208

April 18, 3:30 p.m.
April 18, 4:30 p.m.

Mendez is a vocalist and musician based in Los Angeles. She grew up listening to a wide range of music, but it wasn’t until her introduction to ska and punk that Jackie took the next step and started playing in bands. She is accompanied by the reggae group Hurricanes, which features an all-star lineup specializing in 1960s-era Jamaican music.

SCHEDULE

Musical Performance
Sunday, 1 p.m., L.A. Sound Stage ›

Kennedy Bleu and MERLIN

Kennedy Bleu and MERLIN

America Star Books LLLP
Booth 994

April 18, 12:30 p.m.

Michaels, of "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!" is regarded as one of the best sports announcers of all time. He was the second sportscaster in history to receive a news Emmy nomination for his coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake during the 1989 World Series in San Francisco. Michaels is currently lead broadcaster on NBC’s "Sunday Night Football." "You Can’t Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television" is his new memoir.

SCHEDULE

Author of "You Can’t Make This Up," Interviewed by Chris Erskine
Sunday, 3:40 p.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

Thomas Middleditch

Middleditch is an actor, comedian and writer known for "The Wolf of Wall Street," "The Kings of Summer" and the HBO series "Silicon Valley." He is a regular performer at Upright Citizens Brigade; a member of the Improvised Shakespeare Company; and performs comedy shorts with CollegeHumor. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his two dogs, Meatloaf and Potter.

SCHEDULE

Upright Citizens Brigade presents a Live-Read of "Swingers"
Sunday, 3 p.m., Bovard Auditorium ›

Nevine Miller

Nevine Miller, "THE IVORY CELL"

Author Solutions
Booth 203

April 19, 11:30 a.m.
April 19, 12:30 p.m.

Marie Mockett

Marie Mockett, "Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 19, 1:00 p.m.
April 19, 1:50 p.m.

Mockett’s novel "Picking Bones From Ash" was shortlisted for the 2010 Saroyan Prize and the Asian American Literary Awards for fiction and was a finalist for the Patterson Prize. She lives in San Francisco. Her new book is "Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye."

SCHEDULE

Mortality: Death and Conversations About Life
Sunday, 3 p.m., Norris Theater ›

Mohr is the author of four novels, including "Damascus," which the New York Times called "Beat-poet cool." He’s also written "Fight Song" and "Some Things that Meant the World to Me," one of O Magazine’s top 10 reads of 2009, as well as "Termite Parade," an editors’ choice on the New York Times bestseller list. His novel "All This Life" is due out in the summer.

SCHEDULE

Fiction: Living in the Aftermath
Saturday, 3 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Monson is the author of six books, most recently "Letter to a Future Lover." He edits the magazine Diagram and the New Michigan Press.

SCHEDULE

Stuff: The Objects That Shape Our Lives
Sunday, 2 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Moore is the chef/owner at Little Flower, a cafe and candy-making kitchen in Pasadena and the author of the cookbook "Little Flower: Recipes From the Café."

SCHEDULE

Eat This: The L.A. Food Movement
Saturday, 11 a.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Jabreel Morgan

Jabreel Morgan, "And the Beat Don't Stop"

Author Solutions
Booth 204

April 18, 12:30 p.m.
April 18, 1:30 p.m.

Morgan and co-author Heather Cocks are the creators of the Internet’s wittiest celebrity fashion blog, Go Fug Yourself (gofugyourself.com). They are the authors of the young adult fiction novels "Spoiled" and "Messy," and a new contemporary novel called "The Royal We."

SCHEDULE

Fiction: Famous by Association
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Takiko Morimoto

Takiko Morimoto, "The Haiku Master"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 953

April 19, 12:20 p.m.
April 19, 12:20 p.m.

Morris is a former Marine infantry officer. From 2004 to ’07, he reported from Iraq. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, the New Yorker and the Best American Nonrequired Reading series. In 2008, he was awarded a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His current book is "The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder."

SCHEDULE

Duty and Service: Veterans and the War Experience
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Morris has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and Filmmaker Magazine. He is also the founding and managing partner of the entertainment law firm Morris, Yorn, et al., specializing in representing actors, writers and directors. He lives with his wife and two children in L.A. "White Man’s Problems" is his first collection of fiction.

SCHEDULE

Fiction: The Long and the Short of It
Sunday, 3 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Morrison is the publisher of Picador. He began his career as a literary scout at Maria Campbell Associates and has held positions at both Bloomsbury USA and Penguin Books. His authors at Picador include: Olivia Laing ("The Lonely City," forthcoming next March), Dave Goulson ("A Buzz in the Meadow," forthcoming this summer), Michael Punke ("The Revenant"), Jeanne Safer ("The Evolution of Love," forthcoming next year) and Ben Rawlence ("City of Thorns," forthcoming January 2016).

SCHEDULE

Publishing: The Big Picture
Saturday, 3 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Morrison is a writer and columnist for the Los Angeles Times, a public radio contributor and author of the best-selling "Rio L.A.: Tales from the Los Angeles River." Her numerous awards include two shared Pulitzer Prizes and six Emmys.

SCHEDULE

LeVar Burton, Author of "The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm," Interviewed by Patt Morrison
Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Charles Spencer, author of "Killers of the King," in conversation with Patt Morrison
Sunday, 3 p.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Morro, founding editor of the Pacific Coast Poetry Series, an imprint of Beyond Baroque, is the author of the poetry collection "Corpses of Angels." His poetry has been published in numerous journals — Seneca Review, Askew, California Quarterly, Sonora Review and Pacific Review, among others — and in "The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry."

SCHEDULE

Readings from "Wide Awake: Poets of L.A. and Beyond"
Sunday, 10 a.m., Poetry Stage ›

Moscaliuc is the author of "Father Dirt" and "Immigrant Model," translator of Carmelia Leonte’s "The Hiss of the Viper," and editor of a forthcoming collection of essays on poet Gerald Stern. The recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, Ledig-Rowohlt Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Moscaliuc teaches at Monmouth University and in the Drew University MFA program in poetry and poetry in translation.

SCHEDULE

Reading from "Immigrant Model"
Sunday, 4 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Susan Moss

Susan Moss

Cancer Control Society
Booth 073

April 19, 2:00 p.m.
April 19, 3:00 p.m.

Moten lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches English at UC Riverside. He is the author of several books, including "Arkansas," "In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition" and the National Book Award finalist "The Feel Trio," which is also a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Poetry.

SCHEDULE

Reading from "The Feel Trio"
Saturday, 11 a.m., Poetry Stage ›

The Shape of Poetry: The Anxiety of Form in a Shifting World
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Mulgrew is an American actress noted for her roles as Captain Kathryn Janeway on "Star Trek: Voyager," as Mary Ryan on "Ryan’s Hope" and, most recently, Galina "Red" Reznikov on "Orange Is the New Black." Mulgrew is the winner of a Golden Satellite Award, a Saturn Award and an Obie Award, and she has been nominated for a Golden Globe and an Emmy. Her new memoir is "Born With Teeth."

SCHEDULE

Author of "Born With Teeth: A Memoir," Interviewed by Tracy Brown
Saturday, 4:50 p.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

Mickey R. Mullen

Mickey R. Mullen, "The Way The Truth and The Life"

Author Solutions
Booth 208

April 19, 2:30 p.m.
April 19, 3:30 p.m.

Mullins is a professor of the practice of writing (teaching) at USC, where she directs the MPW program. She is the author of 10 plays. Her awards include a Guggenheim, a Whiting, an NEA fellowship and others.

SCHEDULE

Claudia Rankine, Author of "Citizen," in Conversation with Brighde Mullins
Sunday, 11 a.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Murguia, the current San Francisco poet laureate, is the author of "Southern Front" and "This War Called Love," both winners of the American Book Award, and "Stray Poems," his poet laureate collection. The movie "The Other Barrio," based on his short story, premiered at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival in February 2015.

SCHEDULE

The Shape of Poetry: The Anxiety of Form in a Shifting World
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

San Francisco Poet Laureate Reading from "Stray Poems"
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Muske-Dukes, former poet laureate of California, is professor of English and creative writing at USC and founder of the PhD program in creative writing/literature. Her book "Sparrow" was a 2003 National Book Award finalist in poetry. Her awards include NEA and Guggenheim grants, and she writes regularly on poetry for the L.A. Times and many other publications.

SCHEDULE

Reading from "A Former Love, A Lover of Form"
Sunday, Noon, Poetry Stage ›

The Santa Anas in My Sails: Self and Culture in California Poetry
Sunday, 2 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Angela Myron

Angela Myron, "Ennara and the Fallen Druid"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 18, 10:00 a.m.
April 18, 10:50 a.m.

N

Nadell is president of the Hill Nadell Literary Agency, based in Los Angeles. She represents fiction and nonfiction writers, including these at the festival: Ruben Castaneda, Erwin Chemerinsky, Joshua Davis and Rebecca Solnit.

SCHEDULE

Inside Publishing
Saturday, Noon, Hancock Foundation ›

Genie Nakano

Genie Nakano, "Enter the Stream 'Haibun & Tanka Tales'"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 834

April 19, 3:00 p.m.
April 19, 3:50 p.m.

Mari Naomi

Mari Naomi, "Dragon's Breath"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 18, 12:00 p.m.
April 18, 12:50 p.m.

Nathan is a baker, restaurateur, mom, wife and the executive chef and co-owner of Huckleberry, Rustic Canyon, Sweet Rose Creamery and Milo and Olive. She is the author of "Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes From Our Kitchen."

SCHEDULE

Author of "Huckleberry," Cooking Demonstration
Saturday, 11 a.m., Cooking Stage ›

Beth Navarro

Beth Navarro, "Grambo"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 18, 1:00 p.m.
April 18, 2:50 p.m.

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES

In Dinosaur Encounters, watch as dinosaurs come to life! Our realistic juvenile T. Rex and Triceratops, Hunter and Dakota, are large-scale, full body puppets that capture imaginations. Our team of performance artists will guide you back in time to better understand dinosaur anatomy, possible behavior and movement.

SCHEDULE

Dinosaur Encounters, presented by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
Saturday, 1:05 p.m., Reading by 9 Children’s Stage ›

Saturday, 3:15 p.m., Reading by 9 Children’s Stage ›

Sunday, 12:25 p.m., Reading by 9 Children’s Stage ›

Sunday, 3:25 p.m., Reading by 9 Children’s Stage ›

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES

INCA, the Peruvian Ensemble, is a wonderful and colorful array of dances and music, all from Peru and the Andean region. Come hear unique vocals, percussion, woodwinds and string instruments, and dance along.

SCHEDULE

INCA, the Peruvian Ensemble: Music Presented by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and the Music Center
Sunday, 1:45 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES

In conjunction with the Grandes Maestros exhibition at the Natural History Museum and the Music Center, storyteller and author Olga Loya uses a dramatic mix of Spanish and English, as well as music and dance, to share traditional and imaginative tales from Latin America and about her colorful life in East L.A.

SCHEDULE

Storyteller Olga Loya, Presented by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and the Music Center
Saturday, 1:45 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

Joey-A-Nazaroff

Joey A. Nazaroff

America Star Books LLLP
Booth 994

April 19, 3:00 p.m.

Deanna Neil

Deanna Neil, "Adventures in Yellowstone, Lost in Yellowstone, Red Eye of the Buffalo, Time for Parks"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 19, 3:00 p.m.
April 19, 5:00 p.m.

Nelson is editorial director for books and Kindle at Amazon and is responsible for all editorial presentations in the bookstore. She was formerly the books editor of O, The Oprah Magazine and the editor in chief of Publishers Weekly.

SCHEDULE

Fiction: The Secrets We Keep
Saturday, Noon, Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Nelson’s critically acclaimed novel "I’ll Give You the Sun" received the 2015 Printz Award, a Josette Frank Award and a Stonewall Book Honor Award. "Sun" and Jandy’s debut, "The Sky Is Everywhere," have been YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults picks, on multiple best of the year lists and collectively have been published in 48 languages.

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Young Adult Fiction: The Ties That Bind
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Norris Theater ›

Nelson is the author of nine books of nonfiction and poetry, including "The Argonauts," "The Art of Cruelty" (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), "Bluets," "The Red Parts" and "Jane: A Murder" (finalist, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Art of the Memoir). Nelson currently teaches at CalArts and lives in L.A.

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Nonfiction: Women on Their Own Terms
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Norris Theater ›

In 25 years at the L.A. Times, Newton wrote hundreds of stories and shared Pulitzer Prizes for coverage of the 1992 riots and the 1994 Northridge earthquake. His books include "Justice for All" (about Earl Warren), "Eisenhower: The White House Years" and Leon Panetta’s memoir, "Worthy Fights," co-written with Secretary Panetta. Newton is now at UCLA, where he spearheads their effort to deepen the university’s ties to the civic life of the L.A. region.

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Biography: World Leaders in History
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Nguyen (who also goes by Beth) is the author of the recent novel "Pioneer Girl," the novel "Short Girls," which received an American Book Award, and the memoir "Stealing Buddha’s Dinner," which received a PEN/Jerard Award. She directs the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco.

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Fiction: Live Through This
Saturday, 11 a.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in America. His stories have appeared in Best New American Voices, TriQuarterly, Narrative and the Chicago Tribune. He teaches English and American Studies at the University of Southern California and is the author of the academic book "Race and Resistance," as well as the debut novel "The Sympathizer."

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Fiction: Shifting Cultures
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Nicholson is chief film critic for LA Weekly. Her reviews and stories appear in all 11 Voice Media Group publications, and she co-hosts the weekly podcasts "Voice Film Club" and "The Canon." Her criticism has been recognized by the Los Angeles Press Club and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, and her first book, "Tom Cruise: Anatomy of an Actor," was recently published by Cahiers du Cinema.

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Frame by Frame: The Lasting Impact of Movies
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Nicholson is the author of 17 novels, including "Bleeding London," "The Food Chain" and, most recently, "The City Under the Skin." His book-length nonfiction includes "Day Trips to the Desert," "The Lost Art of Walking," "Sex Collectors" and, most recently, "Walking in Ruins." He lives in Los Angeles.

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Fiction: On the Fringe
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Jennifer Niven (with Nicola Yoon)

Jennifer Niven (with Nicola Yoon)

Mrs Nelsons Book Fair Company
Booth 727

April 19, 12:00 p.m.
April 19, 1:00 p.m.

Nolan is the author of "Ross Macdonald: A Biography" and editor of the just-published Library of America volume "Ross Macdonald: Five Novels of the 1950s." He is co-editor, with Suzanne Marrs, of "Meanwhile There Are Letters: The Correspondence Of Eudora Welty And Ross Macdonald," to be published this July. He has reviewed crime fiction for the Wall Street Journal since 1999.

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Crime Fiction: Haunted by the Past
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Norris began working at the New Yorker in 1978. Originally from Cleveland, she now lives in New York. "Between You and Me" is her first book.

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Finding Focus: Writing Niche Topics
Saturday, Noon, Annenberg Auditorium ›

Northrop has written short fiction for Weird Tales, the Notre Dame Review and McSweeney’s. His debut novel, "Gentlemen," earned him a PW Flying Start, and his YA thriller, "Trapped," was published in 2011. An editor at Sports Illustrated Kids for many years, he now writes full-time from his home in New York City.

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Middle Grade Fiction: Stupendous Adventures
Saturday, 2 p.m., YA Stage ›

Nosowsky is editorial director at Graywolf Press. He began his career at Farrar, Straus and Giroux and has also been editorial director at McSweeney’s. He has edited books by Jeffery Renard Allen, Hilton Als, Kevin Barry, David Byrne, Vikram Chandra, Geoff Dyer, Dave Eggers, Sarah Manguso and Maggie Nelson, among many others.

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Inside Publishing
Saturday, Noon, Hancock Foundation ›

Noxon is a novelist, illustrator and journalist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Details and the New York Times Magazine. His first book, "Rejuvenile," earned him interviews on "The Colbert Report" and "Today." He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, their three children, four chickens and one hamster. His latest book is "Plus One."

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Fiction: Famous by Association
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Nunn’s books include "Tapping the Source," which was nominated for the National Book Award, and "Dogs of Winter." He is a graduate of UC Irvine. His most recent book is "Chance."

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Fiction: New California Noir
Sunday, 11 a.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Nye was named a National Book Award finalist for "19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East." She has received a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, the I.B. Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, and four Pushcart Prizes. Her latest is "The Turtle of Oman."

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Middle Grade Fiction: Novel Landscapes
Saturday, Noon, Hoffman Hall ›

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Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and she has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her newest novel is "The Sacrifice."

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Joyce Carol Oates, Author of "The Sacrifice," in Conversation with Michael Silverblatt
Sunday, 11 a.m., Bovard Auditorium ›

Ochoa is the arts and entertainment editor of the L.A. Times and co-founder of the literary journal Slake, which features narrative reporting, fiction, memoir, poetry, art and photography. Prior to her role at the L.A. Times, Ochoa was editor of the LA Weekly and Gourmet magazine and an interim editor of the Hollywood Reporter.

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Fiction: Coming Into Her Own
Saturday, 11 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

O'Connor is the author of the novella "Among Wolves," and the novels "Untouchable" and "Half World." His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Zyzzyva, The Rattling Wall, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is the recipient of the Barnes and Noble Discover Award for Fiction and has been shortlisted for the Sunday Times/EFG Story Prize.

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Fiction: Live Through This
Saturday, 11 a.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Ken Oder

Ken Oder, “The Closing”

Skipjack Publishing
Booth 956

April 19, 1:00 p.m.

Offill's first novel, "Last Things," was a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the L.A. Times First Fiction Award. Offill's second novel, "Dept. of Speculation," was published in January 2014 and is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Fiction. She is also the coeditor with Elissa Schappell of two anthologies of essays and the author of several children's books.

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Fiction: The Trials of Life
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Jenny Offill

Jenny Offill

Mrs Nelsons Book Fair Company
Booth 724

April 18, 2:00 p.m.
April 18, 3:00 p.m.

Oge is the vice chairman of Deltawing Technologies, which is taking a green race car from the track to the road. She serves on the boards of the Union of Concerned Scientists and the National Academy of Sciences, among others. She is the former director of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, where she led the nation's first climate action to double fuel efficiency of cars to 54.5 mpg. Presidents Clinton and Bush each gave her Presidential Awards. She is the author of "Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars."

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Pushing for Change: Our Environmental Future
Saturday, 11 a.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

O'Hara is the author of the series My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish. She grew up in Pennsylvania and now lives in London, where she works as a writer, actor and storyteller, visiting theaters and schools all across the UK and Ireland. O'Hara and her brother once brought their own pet goldfish back from the brink of death (true fact).

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Middle Grade Fiction: Tall Tales and Silly Stories
Sunday, Noon, YA Stage ›

Tess-Oliver

Tess Oliver, “Freefall Custom Culture #1, Clutch Custom Culture #2, Rain Shadow, Gage (The Barringer Brothers Book 1), Cash (The Barringer Brothers Book 2), Pink Shades of Words”

BOOK fri-ENDS Blog
Booth 125

April 19, 10 a.m.

Olsen writes the Indie Focus feature and more for the Los Angeles Times and hosts the companion Indie Focus screening series. Having grown up in Kansas, he is a graduate of the University of Kansas and New York University. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, LA Weekly and Interview.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Saturday, 2 p.m., School of Cinematic Arts: Ray Stark Family Theater ›

Sally Smith O'Rourke

Sally Smith O'Rourke, "Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen, The Man Who Loved Jane Austen"

Jane Austen Society of North America
Booth 930

April 18, 2:30 p.m.
April 18, 4:30 p.m.

Orozco is a bilingual author and singer whose joyful performances bring out the child in all of us. His vast store of traditional songs from Latin America, coupled with his engaging style, will have everyone singing and dancing with him. He has recorded more than 13 CDs and authored three books.

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Musical performance featuring Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres
Saturday, 5:10 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

"Caramba Kids"
Sunday, 1:55 p.m., Reading by 9 Children's Stage ›

Ortberg co-created the website The Toast with Nicole Cliffe and wrote "Texts From Jane Eyre" by herself.

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Writing With a Smirk: Women and Humor
Saturday, Noon, Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Publishing: The New Writers' Toolbox
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Oswalt is the author of the bestsellers "Silver Screen Fiend" and "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland." He has released five TV specials and five critically acclaimed comedy albums. Oswalt has also appeared on many TV shows and in more than 20 films, including "Young Adult" and "Ratatouille." Oswalt won a TV Critics Choice Award for his guest performance on "Parks and Recreation." He lives in Los Angeles.

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Patton Oswalt, Author of "Silver Screen Fiend," in Conversation with Wayne Federman
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Bovard Auditorium ›

Otis is a fiction professor in the low-residency MFA program at UC Riverside. Her writing has received an honorable mention for a Pushcart Prize and has been cited in 100 Distinguished Stories in the Best American Short Stories anthology. She is the author of the short story collection "Yes, Yes, Cherries."

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Fiction: The Past in Our Present
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Otto is a novelist, screenwriter and science advocate. His movie "House of Sand and Fog" was nominated for three Academy Awards. He produced the Presidential Science Debates among Obama, McCain and Romney. "Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America" was called "one of the most important books written in America in the last decade." "Sins of Our Fathers" is his first novel and is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Mystery/Thriller.

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Crime Fiction: Playing Both Sides
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Ouellette is the author of four popular science books, most recently "Me, Myself and Why" and "The Calculus Diaries." Her blog, Cocktail Party Physics, is hosted by Scientific American, and she is a co-host for "Virtually Speaking Science," a podcast based in Second Life. She lives in Los Angeles.

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By the Numbers: Science and Identity
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

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Paget is a political scientist with more than 45 years of experience in academia, government, philanthropy, and public policy. She is a contributing editor to the American Prospect magazine and coauthor of "Running as a Woman: Gender and Power in American Politics." In 1998, the Open Society Institute awarded her a fellowship to write "Patriotic Betrayal."

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The Digital Footprint: Privacy, Cyberterrorism and How We Live Now
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Town and Gown ›

Paige is the New York Times best-selling author of the Dorothy Must Die series. Before turning to young adult literature, she worked in the TV industry, where she received a Writers Guild of America award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. Paige lives in New York City.

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Young Adult Fiction: New Takes on Classic Tales
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., YA Stage ›

Palacios is the owner America's oldest children's bookstore, Once Upon a Time, in the Montrose area of Glendale. During her 13 years at the helm, the store has significantly increased events and community partnerships, last year hosting over 95 authors in hundreds of schools, translating to tens of thousands of children meeting an author/illustrator.

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Bookstore Confidential
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Parker was born in Los Angeles and lives in Southern California. He is the author of 21 novels, including the Edgar Award-winning "Silent Joe" and "California Girl," as well as "Laguna Heat," which was made into an HBO movie. His newest novel is "Full Measure."

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Crime Fiction: The Hands That Pull the Strings
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Partington is a book critic and teacher. Her writing can be found in the L.A. Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Ploughshares' blog, Electric Literature, Paste Magazine, Las Vegas Weekly and Bookslut. Heather holds an MFA in fiction from UC Riverside's Palm Desert Campus.

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Fiction: History on the Page
Saturday, 2 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Patterson's novel "The Little Brother" is forthcoming with Counterpoint Press in August 2015. She is the author of the novels "The Peerless Four" and "This Vacant Paradise." Her story collection, "Drift," was a finalist for the California Book Award and the 2009 Story Prize and was selected as one of the best books of 2009 by the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Fiction: History on the Page
Saturday, 2 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Pawel is a journalist, independent scholar and author of two highly acclaimed books about Cesar Chavez and the farmworker movement. Her most recent book, "The Crusades of Cesar Chavez," is the first full-length biography of the iconic leader and was a finalist for a National Book Critic's Circle Award in biography. Pawel has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to complete the Chavez biography.

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History: Shaping California
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Angel Payne

Angel Payne, “No Prince Charming (Secrets of Stone Book 1), Saved By His Submissive (The WILD Boys Of Special Forces Book 1), Into His”

BOOK fri-ENDS Blog
Booth 125

April 18, 10 a.m.

Pearce is a national reporter for the Los Angeles Times. In 2014, he covered the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, and often writes about violence, disasters, social movements and civil liberties. He hails from Kansas City, Missouri.

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Creativity in the Digital Age
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Pederson teaches writing at Southern Methodist University and is the author of "The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the New Struggle for the Soul of a Nation." She has written on Burma for the Huffington Post, the Washington Post and the Christian Science Monitor. Pederson was the editorial page editor at the Dallas Morning News, has served on the Pulitzer Prize board and is the author of "The Lost Apostle" and "What's Next?," which was featured on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

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The Domino Effect: Changing Political Landscapes
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Norris Theater ›

Perrette is an actress best known for playing Abby Sciuto on the TV series "NCIS." She is also a published writer, singer and civil rights advocate. She co-owns the Donna Bell's Bake Shop in New York City and is the coauthor of "Donna Bell's Bake Shop: Recipes and Stories of Family, Friends, and Food."

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Co-author of "Donna Bell's Bakeshop," Cooking Demonstration
Sunday, 2 p.m., Cooking Stage ›

Perry is the best-selling author of 21 novels, including "The Butcher's Boy," which won the Edgar Award. "Metzger's Dog," "Strip" and "The Informant" were all named New York Times Notable Books. "Vanishing Act" was named by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association as one of their 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Twentieth Century. "A String of Beads" is his latest thriller.

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Crime Fiction: Deception and Denial
Sunday, Noon, Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Peterson is an award-winning environment correspondent at KPCC. A former L.A. Press Club Radio Journalist of the Year, she reported on the faulty pumps installed at New Orleans canals after Hurricane Katrina. Peterson worked for NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg during the Clinton impeachment.

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Almost Paradise: Sustainability, Power and Politics in L.A.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Petterson won the international IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his novel "Out Stealing Horses," which has been translated into 50 languages. His other books include "I Refuse," "I Curse The River of Time," "It's Fine by Me" and "To Siberia," among others. He lives in Norway.

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Fiction: The Secrets We Keep
Saturday, Noon, Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

phenomENON gained major attention with the release of "Hustlin'," which aired on 106 KMEL, DJ Clue's Desert Storm Radio and various blogs and media outlets. He released his album "PhysiCool" last year and aims to reinvent Bay Area music with upcoming album "Clairvoyant" in Q2 2015. phenomENON uses unorthodox song structure and rhyme patterns to create unpredictable yet sonically pleasing hip-hop records.

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Inspire Us Contest Winner PhenomENON
Sunday, 11 a.m., L.A. Sound Stage ›

Gary Phillips

Gary Phillips, "Underbelly, The Jook"

PM Press
Booth 152

April 18, 1:00 p.m.

Pilkey created his first stories in elementary school. Since then, in addition to the Captain Underpants series, his popular award-winning books include "Dog Breath," winner of the California Young Reader Medal, "The Paperboy," a Caldecott Honor Book, and "The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future." Pilkey is also the creator of the Ricky Ricotta series, with new full-color illustrations by Caldecott Award-winning artist Dan Santat.

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Dav Pilkey, Author of the Captain Underpants Series
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Norris Theater ›

Pinker is a developmental psychologist, columnist and broadcaster who writes about social science. Her first book, "The Sexual Paradox," was published in 17 countries and was awarded the William James Book Award by the American Psychological Association. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Times of London, the Economist, the Atlantic, Financial Times and Der Spiegel, as well as on the BBC, the CBC and NBC's "Today." Her latest book is "The Village Effect."

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By the Numbers: Science and Identity
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Pochoda is the author of the critically acclaimed novel "Visitation Street." Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Huffington Post, Self and House and Garden. Her first novel, "The Art of Disappearing," was published in 2009.

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Crime Fiction: The Hands That Pull the Strings
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Poissant's stories have appeared in numerous publications. including the Atlantic and Playboy and the anthologies New Stories from the South and Best New American Voices. Recipient of the Matt Clark Prize and the Alice White Reeves Memorial Award, Poissant's debut collection, "The Heaven of Animals," is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in First Fiction.

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Fiction: The Trials of Life
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Polito is president of the Poetry Foundation in Chicago. He is the author of the poetry collections "Hollywood and God" and "Doubles." He was director of the New School Graduate Writing Program, and he received the National Book Critics Circle Award for his biography of novelist Jim Thompson, "Savage Art."

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Reading from "Hollywood and God"
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Pond is a cartoonist, illustrator and writer. She has created comics for the L.A. Times, Seventeen magazine, National Lampoon and more. Her TV writing credits include the first full-length episode of "The Simpsons," Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire, and for the shows "Designing Women" and "Pee Wee's Playhouse." In 2014, she was awarded the Pen Graphic Literature Award for Outstanding Body of Work. Her latest book, "Over Easy," is a semi-memoir about diners, drugs and California in the 1970s.

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Drawing on Life: Graphic Novels and Memoir
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Portes is the best-selling author of the critically lauded debut novel "Hick." The book has since been made into a feature film starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Alec Baldwin, Blake Lively, Eddie Redmayne and Juliette Lewis. "Anatomy of a Misfit" is her third novel, and her first for young adult readers.

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Young Adult Fiction: Outside the Margins
Saturday, 11 a.m., YA Stage ›

Press is the books and culture editor of the L.A. Times. Previously she served as L.A. Times' deputy TV editor, culture editor at Salon.com and literary editor and book and TV critic at the Village Voice. A graduate of Barnard College and University of London, she is the co-author of "The Sex Revolts: Gender, Rebellion and Rock ‘n' Roll" and editor of "War of Words: 20 Years of Writing on Contemporary Literature."

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Nonfiction: Women on Their Own Terms
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Norris Theater ›

Pritchard is a professional farmer, and his farm Smith Meadows was amongst the first "grass finished" farms in the country. His book "Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm" was named a Top Read by the Washington Post and NPR's "The Splendid Table." Forrest's new book, "The Farmer in Your Kitchen: A Celebration of Extraordinary Farms and Local Flavors," debuts this fall.

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Food and Identity: The Culture of Eating in America
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Purdum is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and senior writer at Politico. He previously spent more than 20 years at the New York Times, where he served as diplomatic correspondent, White House correspondent, and Los Angeles bureau chief. A graduate of Princeton University, he lives in L.A. with his wife, Dee Dee Myers, the political commentator and former White House press secretary. His newest book is "An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964"

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Pushing the Needle: Decisions in Government
Sunday, Noon, Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Putnam is the Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard. In 2012, he received the National Humanities Medal. He's served as dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and has written 14 books, including the best-selling "Bowling Alone." The Sunday Times of London has called him "the most influential academic in the world." His newest book is "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis."

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America's Rich and Poor: Looking at the Financial Gap
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Town and Gown ›

Pyne is the author of "Fifty Mice," "Twentynine Palms" and "A Hole in the Ground Owned by a Liar." Pyne's screenwriting credits include the remake of "The Manchurian Candidate," "Pacific Heights," "Any Given Sunday" and "Fracture." Pyne's TV work spans from "Miami Vice" to "Alcatraz." He holds an MFA from UCLA's Graduate School of Film, where he periodically teaches a seminar in screenwriting.

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Crime Fiction: Right Place, Wrong Time
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

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Quinones is a journalist, former L.A. Times reporter and author of three books of narrative nonfiction. His latest is "Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic." Before the L.A. Times, he spent a decade writing in Mexico. His previous books are "True Tales From Another Mexico: The Lynch Mob, the Popsicle Kings, Chalino and the Bronx," and "Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration.

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Narrative Journalism: Writing American Crime
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Quintero is a Southern Californian and former elementary school library tech. She now teaches community college and sits on the board for PoetrIE, a nonprofit literary arts organization. "Gabi, A Girl in Pieces" is her debut novel and a finalist for the William C. Morris Debut YA Award and CYBILS Award.

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Young Adult Fiction: Through a Different Lens
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

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Rae's YouTube comedy series, Awkward Black Girl, displays her unique flare and infectious sense of humor and has garnered over 20 million views and 200,000 YouTube subscribers (and counting). "The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl" is her new book. Visit her at www.issarae.com/thebook.

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Writing With a Smirk: Women and Humor
Saturday, Noon, Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Rankine was born in Jamaica in 1963. She earned her BA in English from Williams College and her MFA in poetry from Columbia University. She is currently the Henry G. Lee Professor of English at Pomona College. Her most recent work is "Citizen: An American Lyric," which won both the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry and is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Poetry.

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Claudia Rankine, Author of "Citizen," in Conversation with Brighde Mullins
Sunday, 11 a.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Reading from "Citizen: An American Lyric"
Sunday, 2 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Bill Ratner

Bill Ratner, "9-TIME: THE MOTH STORY-SLAM WINNER"

Bill Ratner, Incorporated
Booth 884

April 18, 10:00 a.m.
April 19, 10:00 a.m.

Rayner's books include "Murder Book" and "The Devil's Wind." Rayner writes for the New Yorker, the L.A. Times and the Los Angeles Review of Books. His most recent book is "A Bright and Guilty Place."

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From Page to Screen
Saturday, Noon, Norris Theater ›

Robin Read

Robin Read, "Mama, Beer, Cats, and the Future of Civilization, God, Monsters, & Antigrav Underwear"

Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Booth 953

April 18, 10:00 a.m.
April 18, 12:00 p.m.

Redmond is assistant professor of American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California and the author of "Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora." The book is accompanied by "Anthem: The Mixtape" — a collaboration between Redmond and the Dreadstar Movement.

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Being Black: Race and Justice in the U.S.
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Thomas C. Reed

Thomas C. Reed, “The Reagan Enigma”

Figueroa Press
Booth 037

April 18, 10 a.m.

Reeves is the author of presidential bestsellers "President Kennedy," "President Nixon" and "President Reagan," as well as "Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift." His brand-new release is "Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II." Reeves is a syndicated columnist and winner of the American Political Science Assn.'s Carey McWilliams Award.

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History: American Milestones
Sunday, 2 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Richard Reeves

Richard Reeves, "Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 19, 12:00 p.m.
April 19, 12:50 p.m.

Reilly is the international best-selling author of 13 action-thriller novels. He is published in over 20 languages and has sold over 7.5 million copies worldwide. Film rights to his novels have been purchased by Walt Disney Pictures and Paramount Pictures. He considers his novels to be "roller coaster rides on paper," and his latest release is "The Great Zoo of China."

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Fiction: Bringing the Impossible to Life
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Revoyr is the author of four novels, including "Southland," which was an L.A. Times Best Book of 2003; "The Age of Dreaming," which was a finalist for the 2008 L.A. Times Book Prize; and "Wingshooters," a Booklist Editors' Choice for 2011 and an O, The Oprah Magazine Book to Watch For. Revoyr's new novel, "Lost Canyon," will be published in August.

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Fiction: Untold Stories
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Rex is the New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of "Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich." His other books include "Fat Vampire," "Pssst!" and "Smek for President!" He also illustrated the Brixton Brothers series, "Billy Twitters and his Blue Whale Problem" by Mac Barnett and "Chu's Day" by Neil Gaiman. He lives in Tucson, Arizona

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Middle Grade Fiction: Extraordinary Adventures
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., YA Stage ›

Born and raised in California, Reynolds has written about travel, the outdoors, arts and culture for the Los Angeles Times since 1990. Since 2009, he has climbed Mayan pyramids, roamed Red Square in a snowstorm, been shushed at the New York Public Library and jumped from the tallest building in Soweto (rope attached). He takes no freebies or press discounts.

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Location-Aware Audio Walks: The Detour Project: Jorge Just, Interviewed by Chris Reynolds
Sunday, 1 p.m., Travel Smart Stage ›

Ribon is an author, TV writer, screenwriter and actress from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania She graduated from the University of Texas-Austin with a degree in acting. She's the author of "Notes to Boys: And Other Things I Shouldn't Share in Public," "Going in Circles," and "You Take It From Here." She lives in Los Angeles.

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Writing With a Smirk: Women and Humor
Saturday, Noon, Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Ricketts' memoir, "No Man's War," reveals the raw reality endured by the tight-knit subculture of warriors and their families during a nearly two-decade war. Angela has been a guest on NPR's "Fresh Air," MSNBC, Fox and Friends, and others. She holds a master's degree in social psychology and lives in Colorado.

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Duty and Service: Veterans and the War Experience
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Kristin Riddick

Kristin Riddick, "Kat McGee series"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 18, 10:00 a.m.
April 18, 11:50 a.m.

BRiggs grew up in Florida but now makes his home in the land of peculiar children — Los Angeles. He was raised on a steady diet of ghost stories and British comedy, which probably explains the novels he writes: "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" and "Hollow City." You can find him on Twitter @ransomriggs.

SCHEDULE

From Page to Screen
Saturday, Noon, Norris Theater ›

Riordan is a venture capitalist, lawyer, and philanthropist. In 1993, he became the mayor of Los Angeles when the city was on the brink of disaster after the L.A. riots. Through innovative leadership and policies, Riordan restored the city and set it on track for a prosperous future, which he chronicles in his book "The Mayor: How I Turned Around Los Angeles After Riots, an Earthquake and the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial."

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Richard Riordan, Author of "The Mayor," in Conversation with Bill Boyarsky
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Norris Theater ›

Rivera is an artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and well-known figure in the Hispanic community. She's captivated audiences with reality TV shows like "I Love Jenni," among others, and graced covers of magazines such as People En Español. She recently finished filming the second season of her webseries Chiquis Confidential and is presently working on her first music album.

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Chiquis Rivera, Author of "Forgiveness: A Memoir," Interviewed by Tommy Calle
Saturday, 3:10 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

Rivera has devoted her entire career to writing for film and TV. She has written four telenovelas. She is known for writing the movies "Niñas Mal," "Cilantro y perejil," "Amar te duele," "Tlatelolco Verano del 68," and the original Mexican version of "Devious Maids." Her TV series have broken Mexican TV ratings records. She is currently writing for the CW series "Jane the Virgin."

SCHEDULE

Telenovelas: De las Rosas a las Balas
Saturday, 4:20 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

Rivera is a 2014 Pushcart Prize nominee, a 2013 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, and a 2013 Enchanted Land Fellow at A Room Of Her Own Foundation. Her short story "Death Defiant Bomba" received honorable mention in Bellevue Literary Review's 2014 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction and She's the Program Coordinator for the Emerging Voices Fellowship at PEN Center USA and a contributing editor for independent publishing collective Black Hill Press.

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Session: Fiction: Untold Stories
Sunday, 12:30 PM, Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Deke Rivers

Deke Rivers, "The Singer and His Songs"

Author Solutions
Booth 206

April 19, 12:30 p.m.
April 19, 1:30 p.m.

Roberge is the author of four books of fiction, the novels "The Cost Of Living," "More Than They Could Chew" and "Drive," and the short story collection "Working Backwards from the Worst Moment of My Life." His next book, "Liar: A Memoir," is forthcoming on Crown Books. Rob also plays guitar and sings with the L.A. punk band the Urinals.

SCHEDULE

Fiction: Victims and Vice
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Robinson is executive director of ColorOfChange, the nation's largest online civil rights organization. Under Rashad's leadership, ColorOfChange has been at the forefront of fighting for justice for Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner, as well as battling attempts to suppress the black vote. Robinson has appeared in hundreds of news stories, interviews and political discussions. He currently serves on the board of directors for RaceForward, Demos, the National LGBTQ Taskforce and State Voices.

SCHEDULE

Hashtivism: Activism in the Hashtag Age, presented by #EmergingUS
Saturday, 2 p.m., Town and Gown ›

Röckenwagner has been a mainstay of the Los Angeles dining scene for over 25 years. In the 1980s, he won international acclaim for Röckenwagner, his fine-dining restaurant in Santa Monica. Today he owns several L.A.-area cafés and a large wholesale bakery, including 3 Square Café and Röckenwagner Bakery. He is the author of "Das Cookbook: German Cooking California Style."

SCHEDULE

Author of "Das Cookbook," Cooking Demonstration
Sunday, 11 a.m., Cooking Stage ›

Jovana Rodolakis

Jovana Rodolakis, "Forever in Hollywood"

greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Booth 953

April 18, 4:00 p.m.
April 18, 6:00 p.m.

Roderick's first book of poems, "Blue Colonial," won the APR/Honickman Prize. Last fall, the Pitt Poetry Series published his second book, "The Americans." He teaches in the MFA writing program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and hosts an interview series on the Rumpus called "The Late Nite Poetry Show."

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Reading from "The Americans"
Saturday, 4 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Rodkey is best known as screenwriter of the hit films "Daddy Day Care," "RV" and the Disney Channel's "Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas." He's also the author of the acclaimed middle grade adventure-comedy trilogy "The Chronicles of Egg." Rodkey currently lives in New York City with his wife and three sons, none of whom bear any resemblance whatsoever to the characters in the Tapper Twins books.

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Middle Grade Fiction: Tall Tales and Silly Stories
Sunday, Noon, YA Stage ›

Rodriguez is best known for the best-selling memoir "Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A." He has written a total of 15 books in poetry, fiction, children's literature and nonfiction. He is co-founder of Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural and Bookstore and Tia Chucha Press in the San Fernando Valley. His latest book is "It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions and Healing." He has recently been named the official poet laureate of Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Poet Laureate Reading From Selected Poems
Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Rodriguez is author and founder of the bilingual children's books Lil' Libros, inspired by her own experience trying to find bilingual, first-concept books that she could enjoy reading to her son, and her desire to connect him to his Latino cultural roots. She is also senior producer of the internationally syndicated radio show "On Air With Ryan Seacrest."

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Reading to Your Child en Español and Inglés
Saturday, 3:50 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

Roe is the author of "The Miracle Girl." His fiction has been published in Tin House, One Story, the Sun, the Cincinnati Review and elsewhere. His essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com and other publications. He lives in Oceanside with his wife and three children.

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Fiction: Alternate Realities
Sunday, 2 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Rogers, a professional soccer player, has played for the Columbus Crew, the U.S. Olympic national team and Leeds United in the U.K. Currently playing for the LA Galaxy, Rogers is also co-owner of Halsey, a menswear brand, and is a co-founder and ambassador of the Beyond "it" campaign, a nonprofit organization fighting stereotypes. Rogers' inspirational memoir, "Coming Out to Play," was published in fall 2014. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Author of "Coming Out to Play," interviewed by Chris Erskine
Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

Kate Rorick

Kate Rorick, "The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet: A Novel (Lizzie Bennet Diaries)"

Jane Austen Society of North America
Booth 930

April 19, 12:00 p.m.
April 19, 2:00 p.m.

Jeremy-Rosenberg

Jeremy Rosenberg, "Under the Spring: Voices + Art + Los Angeles"

HeyDay Books
Booth 113

April 19, 3:00 p.m.
April 19, 4:00 p.m.

Rubin spent his 20s working as an actor and writing sketch comedy, with several successful runs of "The Lance and Ray Show" at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. "Denton Little's Deathdate" is his first novel.

SCHEDULE

Young Adult Fiction: Love, Death and the Lives In Between
Sunday, Noon, Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Rudder is co-founder and president of OkCupid and author of the blog OkTrends. Previously, he served as creative director for SparkNotes, and his work has been written about in the New York Times and the New Yorker, among other publications. His book "Dataclysm: Who We Are When We Think No One's Looking" is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Science and Technology.

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By the Numbers: Science and Identity
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Ruland is author of the novel "Forest of Fortune" and the short story collection "Big Lonesome" and co-author with Scott Campbell, Jr. (of Discovery Channel's "The Deadliest Catch") of "Giving the Finger." Ruland is currently collaborating with Keith Morris, founding member of Black Flag, Circle Jerks and OFF!, on his memoir, "My Damage: 40 Years on the Front Lines of Punk," which will be published in the Fall of 2016.

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Fiction: Victims and Vice
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Fiction: Alternate Realities
Sunday, 2 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

S

Sacre is a bicultural bilingual storyteller who inspires children and families to read and write by using family stories and oral tradition. A performance artist and author, he tours the country inspiring children, youth, educators and families. He is the author of three popular children's books and one anthology of short stories.

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Dichos from Abuelos: Reading from Antonio Sacre, Author of "Mango in the Hand"
Sunday, 3:10 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

Saeed is a Pakistani American writer, teacher and attorney. Her writings have appeared in publications including the Orlando Sentinel and Muslim Girl and Rivaaj magazines. As a founding member of the We Need Diverse Books Campaign, she is helping to change the conversation about diversity in literature. She is a contributing author to the highly acclaimed book of essays "Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women." and her debut novel for young adults is "Written in the Stars."

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Young Adult Fiction: Through a Different Lens
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Designer/media professional Saenz was selected as featured American designer in China and has been featured in Vogue UK, Hollywood Reporter and Glamour and on Univision, Telemundo and CNN. He is currently head of multicultural development for the L.A. Times. He's on Twitter @UrielSaenz.

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Hoy Stage Emcee
Saturday and Sunday, Hoy Stage ›

Saglie is senior editor at Travelzoo and a leading expert on travel deals, tips and trends. He has appeared on dozens of highly rated national and local news channels, including CNN, NBC ("Today"), CNBC ("On the Money"), ABCNewsNow and Meredith Corporation's Better TV. He has uncovered hundreds of valuable travel deals and has become an authority on topics such as family travel and culinary vacations.

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More for Your Money: Travel Bargains in 2015
Saturday, 12:15 p.m., Travel Smart Stage ›

Saks is a professor of law, psychology and psychiatry and the behavioral sciences at USC's Gould School of Law. She specializes in mental health law, criminal law and children and the law. Her recent research focused on ethical dimensions of psychiatric research and forced treatment of the mentally ill.

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Grasping the Ineffable: On Science and Health
Saturday, 3 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Yumi Sakugawa

Yumi Sakugawa, "Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With the Universe"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 18, 11:00 a.m.
April 18, 11:50 a.m.

Sales, much like the characters in her widely acclaimed novel, "This Song Will Save Your Life," regularly stays up too late and listens to music too loud. When she's not writing, she spends her time thinking about sleeping, kittens, chocolate and the meaning of life. Her next book, "Tonight the Streets Are Ours," will hit shelves in September.

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Young Adult Fiction: Smells Like Teen Spirit
Saturday, 3 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Saltzman is the mother of late author/artist David Saltzman, whose popular children's book, "The Jester Has Lost His Jingle," was published posthumously. The bestseller has just been released as a bilingual English-Spanish edition, and she will be joined for this reading on the Hoy Stage by Dr. Mauricio Heilbron Jr. ("Dr. Mo"), a lifelong friend of David Saltzman.

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Children's Books: Imagination and Illustration
Sunday, 11 a.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Saltzman is the mother of late author/artist David Saltzman, whose popular children's book, "The Jester Has Lost His Jingle," was published posthumously. The bestseller has just been released as a bilingual English-Spanish edition, and she will be joined for this reading on the Hoy Stage by Dr. Mauricio Heilbron Jr. ("Dr. Mo"), a lifelong friend of David Saltzman.

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The Jester Has Lost Its Jingle
Saturday, 11:40 a.m., USC Stage ›

Sandusky is co-owner and head baker for Donna Bell's Bake Shop in New York City, which serves Southern-inspired savories and sweets. He is the co-author of "Donna Bell's Bake Shop: Recipes and Stories of Family, Friends, and Food."

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Co-author of "Donna Bell's Bakeshop," Cooking Demonstration
Sunday, 2 p.m., Cooking Stage ›

J.A. Sanchez

J.A. Sanchez, "Landlocked, What the Devil Knows"

Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Booth 953

April 18, 10:00 a.m.
April 18, 12:00 p.m.

Santat is author/illustrator of the 2015 Caldecott Medal-winning "The Adventures of Beekle," as well as winner of the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators for "Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World)," written by Mac Barnett. Santat is also creator of the Disney animated hit "The Replacements."

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Author of "The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend"
Sunday, 2:55 p.m., Reading by 9 Children's Stage ›

Scalzi writes science fiction with aliens and lasers and explosions and occasional insights into the existential quandaries that vex the dark night of humanity's soul. He also enjoys pie. Oh, and In-N-Out Double Doubles. Animal style. Because DUH. (His latest book is "Lock In.")

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John Scalzi, Author of "Lock In," in Conversation with Wil Wheaton
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Town and Gown ›

Scattergood is food editor for the L.A. Times. She has degrees from Yale Divinity School, the Iowa Writers Workshop and Le Cordon Bleu and has written a book of poetry and co-written a whole-grain cookbook. Although originally from Iowa, she's lived in L.A. for a long time now and will continue to do so, as long as tacos and the Pacific Ocean exist.

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Food and Identity: The Culture of Eating in America
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Schapiro is an environmental journalist whose latest book is "Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus from the Front Lines of the Disrupted Global Economy." He writes for Harpers, The Atlantic, Newsweek, The L.A. Times and was, until recently, senior correspondent at the Center for Investigative Reporting. He teaches at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

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Narrative Journalism: Writing the Big Story
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Scheer is editor in chief of the online magazine Truthdig, professor at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and co-host of "Left, Right and Center," a weekly syndicated radio show broadcast from KCRW. He has worked as a national correspondent and columnist for the Los Angeles Times and is the author of nine books, including his latest, "They Know Everything About You."

SCHEDULE

The Digital Footprint: Privacy, Cyberterrorism and How We Live Now
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Town and Gown ›

Schneider is the author of the critically-acclaimed novel "The Beginning of Everything." She is a graduate of Columbia University, where she studied creative writing, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she studied medical ethics. Her next novel, "Extraordinary Means," will be published in May.

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Young Adult Fiction: Connections and Consequences
Saturday, 11 a.m., Town and Gown ›

Schwartz is an actor and writer, known for his roles in "House of Lies," and as Jean-Ralphio on "Parks and Recreation." An improv and sketch performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, he's previously worked as a freelance writer for the "Late Show with David Letterman" and "Saturday Night Live." He plays Albert in the upcoming "The Walk," the story of high-wire artist Philippe Petit's Twin Towers cross attempt in 1974.

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Drawing on Life: Graphic Novels and Memoir
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Upright Citizens Brigade presents a Live-Read of "Swingers"
Sunday, 3 p.m., Bovard Auditorium ›

Schwartz, an L.A. Times best-selling author, was the director of development for Wolfgang Petersen, where he worked to develop screenplays for production. His novels, "Boulevard" and "Beat," follow the journey of sex-addicted LAPD detective Hayden Glass. Stephen was a judge for the 2012 Edgar and ITW Awards. His work will be included in a short story collection with T.C. Boyle.

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Crime Fiction: Playing Both Sides
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Scieszka is the author of the New York Times bestseller "Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor" and the new "Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger," as well as "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!," "Battle Bunny," and 4,832 other stories. He is the founder of Guys Read, a Web-based literacy initiative for boys, and he was the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

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Middle Grade Fiction: Stupendous Adventures
Saturday, 2 p.m., YA Stage ›

Scottoline is a New York Times best-selling and Edgar Award-winning author of 22 novels. She writes a weekly humor column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, for the Philadelphia Inquirer. It has been adapted into a series of memoirs and published in 35 countries. Her latest book is "Every Fifteen Minutes."

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Crime Fiction: Deception and Denial
Sunday, Noon, Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

See is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, including "China Dolls," "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," "Shanghai Girls" and "Dreams of Joy."

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Fiction: Live Through This
Saturday, 11 a.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Lisa See

Lisa See, "China Dolls"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 18, 2:00 p.m.
April 18, 2:50 p.m.

Best-selling author Segel's first novel is "Nightmares!" He likes acting, writing, making music and hanging out with his friends. Sometimes he writes movies. Sometimes he writes songs for movies. Sometimes he stars in those movies and sings those songs. You might know him from "The Muppets" and "Despicable Me." Your parents might know him from other stuff.

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Author of "Nightmares!" interviewed by Joel Arquillos
Sunday, 11 a.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

Sunny Seki

Sunny Seki, "Tale of the Lucky Cat"

Kinokuniya Bookstore
Booth 084

April 18, 10:30 a.m.
April 18, 11:50 a.m.

Sequeira was the winner of the sixth season of Food Network's "The Next Food Network Star." She is the host of "Aarti Party" on Food Network and "Taste in Translation" on Cooking Channel. She is the author of "Aarti Paarti: An American Kitchen with an Indian Soul."

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Author of "Aarti Paarti: An American Kitchen with an Indian Soul," Cooking Demonstration
Saturday, 2 p.m., Cooking Stage ›

Gerry Shaltz

Gerry Shaltz, "THE DNA OF SELLING: What You Won't Learn in Business School"

Author Solutions
Booth 204

April 19, 2:30 p.m.
April 19, 3:30 p.m.

Deborah Shaul

Deborah Shaul, "Living in the Now Not"

Author Solutions
Booth 203

April 19, 3:30 p.m.
April 19, 4:30 p.m.

Shea is the author-illustrator of several picture books, such as "Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great," and the Dinosaur Vs. series. He has also created animations, graphics and logos that have been seen on PBS, Nick Jr. and Noggin. He and his wife run their own graphic design company called Perfectly Nice, and their son Ryan inspired the character Dinosaur.

SCHEDULE

Tell Me a Story: The Art of Children's BooksSaturday, 2 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center

Shenk is a curator, essayist and the author of "Powers of Two: How Relationships Drive Creativity" and "Lincoln's Melancholy," a New York Times Notable Book. He's written for Harper's, the Atlantic, Slate, the New Yorker and the New York Times. Josh directs the Erikson Prize for Mental Health Media and Arts in Mind, a series on art and psychology.

SCHEDULE

Creativity in the Digital Age
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Lincoln's Legacy: Insights 150 Years After the Assassination
Sunday, 3 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Shermer is the Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University, and the author of numerous best-selling science books. His latest book is "The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom."

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By the Numbers: Science and Identity
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Shipstead is the author of two novels: "Astonish Me" and "Seating Arrangements," which won the Dylan Thomas Prize and the 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. She is a graduate of Harvard and the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford.

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Fiction: The Secrets We Keep
Saturday, Noon, Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Shusterman is the New York Times best-selling and award-winning author of "Bruiser," which was a Cooperative Children's Book Center choice and a YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults pick and appeared on 12 state lists; "The Schwa Was Here"; and the UnWind series, among many other books. He lives in California with his four children. His newest book is "Challenger Deep."

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Young Adult Fiction: Through a Different Lens
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Shusterman's artwork is featured in "Challenger Deep," a novel written by his father, Neal.

SCHEDULE

Young Adult Fiction: Through a Different Lens
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Arthur Siccan

Arthur Siccan, "What's Wrong In America?"

Siccan Publishing
Booth 157

April 18, 10:00 a.m.

Siegel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning former national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times who now directs the Literary Journalism Program at UC Irvine, where he is a professor of English. He is the author of seven books, the most recent of which is "Manifest Injustice: The True Story of a Convicted Murderer and the Lawyers Who Fought for his Freedom," a finalist for the 2013 L.A. Times Book Prize in Current Interest.

SCHEDULE

Narrative Journalism: Writing American Crime
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Signorile is the best-selling author of "Queer in America." He hosts Sirius XM Radio's "The Michelangelo Signorile Show" and is an editor at large for Huffington Post Gay Voices. An award-winning journalist, Signorile has written for dozens of publications, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, Salon and the Village Voice.

SCHEDULE

Speaking Out: Human Rights and Social Justice
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Bovard Auditorium ›

James Silvani

James Silvani, "Draw-A-Saurus"

Natural History Museum
Booth

April 18, 2:00 p.m.
April 18, 3:00 p.m.

Silver is the author of the novels "Mary Coin," a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Southern California Independent Bookseller's Award, "No Direction Home" and "The God of War," a finalist for the 2008 L.A. Times Book Prize in Fiction. Her story collections include "Babe in Paradise," a New York Times Notable Book and an L.A. Times Best Book of the Year, and "Alone with You."

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Fiction: History on the Page
Saturday, 2 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Silverblatt is the person authors go to when they want a serious literary conversation about their writing, because he reads everything they've ever written, often surprising authors with insights about their work. As host of KCRW's "Bookworm" since 1989, Silverblatt has introduced listeners to emerging authors along with writers of renown.

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Joyce Carol Oates, author of "The Sacrifice," in conversation with Michael Silverblatt
Sunday, 11 a.m., Bovard Auditorium ›

Silverman's work has been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Slate, the Atlantic, the New Republic and many other publications. In 2008, the Virginia Quarterly Review recognized him as one of the top literary critics under 30. His latest book is "Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection." He lives in Brooklyn.

SCHEDULE

Creativity in the Digital Age
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Ysatis De Saint Simone

Ysatis De Saint-Simone

Seventh Angel Productions
Booth 026

Simpson is the author of "Casebook," "Off Keck Road" and many others. "Off Keck Road" won the Chicago Tribune's Heartland Prize and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Simpson has received a Whiting Writers' Award, Guggenheim grant, Lila Wallace Readers Digest Writers' Award and a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Simpson is on the faculty at UCLA and teaches at Bard College.

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Fiction: The Secrets We Keep
Saturday, Noon, Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Hiram Sims

Hiram Sims, “Photoetry”

Figueroa Press
Booth 037

April 18, 2 p.m.

Slager is the publisher and CEO at Milkweed Editions, an independent literary press based in Minneapolis. Prior to landing at Milkweed in 2005, Slager was an editor at Harcourt Trade Publishers, and the editor of Grand Street, a quarterly literary magazine based in New York. He is also a widely published German translator.

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Publishing: Independent Voices
Sunday, 3 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Sloan is the author of "Counting By 7s." She has written and directed feature films and written for TV. Her next book is "Appleblossom the Possum" and will be published by Dial in August.

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Middle Grade Fiction: Novel Landscapes
Saturday, Noon, Hoffman Hall ›

Smetanka has worked in the publishing industry for over 20 years. He is currently executive editor for Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press, where he acquires fiction and nonfiction. He has edited works by Linda Gray Sexton, Neil Jordan, Dana Johnson, Joshua Mohr, Emma Woolf, Maria Hummel, Andrea Portes and John N. Maclean, among others. He is based in Los Angeles.

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Publishing: The Big Picture
Saturday, 3 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Aileen-Nowatzki-and-Carol-Smiles

Aileen Nowatzki and Carol Smiles

America Star Books LLLP
Booth 994

April 19, 10:00 a.m.

Smiley was the first American ever to simultaneously host talk shows on both PBS and National Public Radio. Time magazine selected Smiley as one of America's 50 most promising young leaders. He is the author of several books, including his latest: "My Journey with Maya."

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Author of "My Journey With Maya"
Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

Smith is the author of several young adult novels, including the critically acclaimed "Winger" and "The Marbury Lens." "Grasshopper Jungle," his seventh novel, is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Young Adult Literature. His most recent book is "The Alex Crow." He lives in Southern California.

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Young Adult Fiction: Love, Death and the Lives in Between
Sunday, Noon, Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Smith is the author of six books of poems, including "The Other Lover," which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and, most recently, "Devotions," a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the L.A. Times Book Prize. He received the 2012 William Carlos Williams Award and was recently named a Rome Prize Fellow.

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The Shape of Poetry: The Anxiety of Form in a Shifting World
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Smith is author of the memoir "The Rules of Inheritance," which has been published in 17 countries and is currently being adapted for film, and her brand-new nonfiction release "After This: When Life is Over Where Do We Go?" She teaches numerous workshops around the country and has written for various publications including the Huffington Post, Salon.com, Slate, Chicago Public Radio and the Guardian.

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Mortality: Death and Conversations About Life
Sunday, 3 p.m., Norris Theater ›

Smith is a Montana writer and historian and the author of two novels, "Letters From Yellowstone" and "Pictures From an Expedition." She is currently at work on a novel set during WWI in Butte, Montana, and a TV series set in Montana.

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Narrative Journalism: Writing the Big Story
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Icy Smith

Icy-Smith, "Mystery of the Giant Masks of Sanxingdui, Three Years & Eight Months, Half Spoon of Rice"

East West Discovery Press
Booth 503

April 18, 10:00 a.m.

Lucinda Smith

Lucinda Smith, “Emily D. and Me”

Figueroa Press
Booth 037

April 19, 2 p.m.

Smith is the author of five novels, most recently "Raw: A Love Story," and the nonfiction book "Heart of Dankness." His latest, "Naked at Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist's Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World," is forthcoming from Grove Press in June. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books and Vulture.

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Writing Across Multiple Genres
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Michael Smith

Michael Smith, "A Smile, Thomas the T. rex, What in the World!"

East West Discovery Press
Booth 503

April 19, 10:00 a.m.

Snyder is the author of 16 collections of poetry and prose. Since 1970, he has lived in the South Yuba River watershed in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1975 and a finalist for the National Book Award in 1992, he has been awarded the Bollingen Poetry Prize and the L.A. Times' 1996 Robert Kirsch Award. His newest book is "This Present Moment: New Poems."

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Reading from "This Present Moment: New Poems"
Sunday, 1 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Gary Snyder, Author of "This Present Moment: New Poems," in Conversation with David L. Ulin
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Solnit is the best-selling author of many books and articles for which she has received numerous awards. In 2003, she won the National Book Critics Circle Award for "River of Shadows." Her newest book, published last fall, is "The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness."

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Nonfiction: Women on Their Own Terms
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Norris Theater ›

Sones has written five YA novels for teens and one best-selling novel for grownups, "The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus." Her books have received a Christopher Award and an L.A. Times Book Prize nomination, among other awards. Her novel, "What My Mother Doesn't Know," was one of the top 100 most banned books of the decade. Her latest book is "To Be Perfectly Honest (a Novel Based on an Untrue Story)."

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Young Adult Fiction: The Girls Are All Right
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Sonnack represents children's book writers for all age groups. Some of the books she represents include Courtney C. Stevens' "Faking Normal," Steve Watkins' "Down Sand Mountain," and Sharon Cameron's "The Dark Unwinding," among others. Kelly also teaches for UCSD's writing and illustrating for children program.

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Children's Books: Imagination and Illustration
Sunday, 11 a.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Sotelo is one of the most popular radio show personalities on the air. Earning top honors from the National Association of Broadcasters and the Radio Hall of Fame, he is an advocate and voice for millions of listeners. He is the author of "Speak Up!: Finding My Voice Through Hope, Strength, and Determination."

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Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo, author of "Speak Up!" interviewed by Tommy Calle
Saturday, 11:10 a.m., Hoy Stage ›

Spalding is the author of three books, including "Kissing Ted Callahan" and "Ink is Thicker Than Water." She received a BA in advertising and marketing communications from Webster University and currently works as the digital media planner for an independent film advertising agency. Amy studied longform improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and can be seen performing at indie theaters around L.A.

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Young Adult Fiction: Connections and Consequences
Saturday, 11 a.m., Town and Gown ›

Young Adult Fiction: The Girls Are All Right
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Specktor is the author of the novels "American Dream Machine" and "That Summertime Sound." His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Paris Review, the Believer and Black Clock, among other publications. He is a founding editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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Fiction: The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Spectra writes and performs original music for the 21st century. A quirky, punky surrealist with a penchant for all that is larger than life, Dolly recently journeyed to Los Angeles with a backpack full of laser discs and a heart full of dreams. She continues to perform unique synth-infused tantrum pop music with boundless energy, donning oddly shaped sunglasses and painting the faces of various concert-goers.

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Musical Performance
Sunday, 3:10 p.m., USC Stage ›

Spencer, a direct descendant of King Charles I (Ninth Earl Spencer), was educated at Eton College and obtained his degree in modern history at Magdalen College in Oxford, England. He is the author of four books, including the Sunday Times bestseller "Blenheim." He lives at Althorp, the ancestral home of the Spencer family for more than 500 years and the childhood home of he and his sister, the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Charles Spencer,Author of "Killers of the King," in Conversation with Patt Morrison
Sunday, 3 p.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Spencer is co-owner of the Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles, along with his wife Heidi. It's kind of a big store. He likes books.

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Bookstore Confidential
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Spencer, a veteran character actress, has become a familiar fixture on both TV and film. She won an Academy Award for her 2012 performance of Minny in the feature film "The Help," among many other honors. Octavia is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. "Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit" is her first novel for beginning readers.

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Author of "Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Sweetest Heist in History"
Saturday, 1:35 p.m., Reading by 9 Children's Stage ›

Spivack is an artist, writer and editor whose New York Times best-selling book, "Worn Stories," a collection of stories about clothing and memory, was published in 2014. Emily culls stories about clothing from eBay posts for a website she curates, Sentimental Value, and she created Threaded, the Smithsonian's clothing history blog. Emily has been featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.

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Stuff: The Objects That Shape Our Lives
Sunday, 2 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

St. John is the author of 11 collections of poetry (including "Study for the World's Body," nominated for the National Book Award), most recently, "The Auroras" and "The Window." He is also the co-editor of "American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry." He teaches in the PhD program in literature and creative writing at USC.

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Haunted by Hope: Public Mourning and Personal Lyric
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

A Tribute to Nancy Johnson: Remarks by David St. John, Poems Read by Molly Bendall and Catherine Theis
Saturday, 5 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Stamp is the author of "Lois Weber in Early Hollywood" and "Movie-Struck Girls: Women and Motion Picture Culture after the Nickelodeon." A recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, she provides expert commentary on DVD releases and has been a consultant for the National Film Preservation Foundation. She teaches at UC Santa Cruz.

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History: Artistic Influencers
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Standiford is the best-selling author of 20 books and novels, including the John Deal mystery series and the works of narrative history "The Man Who Invented Christmas" and "Last Train to Paradise." His new book of nonfiction is "Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles." He is the director of the creative writing program at Florida International University in Miami.

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History: Shaping California
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Steinke is the author of several books, including, most recently, the novel "Sister Golden Hair." Others include the memoir "Easter Everywhere" and "Up Through the Water," both New York Times notable books. Her nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Boston Review, Vogue, Spin, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and the Guardian. She has taught at the Columbia University School of the Arts, Barnard, the American University of Paris and Princeton.

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Fiction: Coming Into Her Own
Saturday, 11 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Sternheimer is a sociologist at USC and the author of several books about media and popular culture, including "Pop Culture Panics: How Moral Crusaders Construct Meanings of Deviance and Delinquency," "Celebrity Culture and the American Dream: Stardom and Social Mobility" and "Connecting Social Problems and Popular Culture: Why Media is Not the Answer."

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From Sensitivity to Censorship: The High Stakes of Satire in Popular Culture
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

J A Stevens

J A Stevens

Julie A Stevens
Booth 149

April 18, 11:00 a.m.
April 19, 11:00 a.m.

Stevenson is the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, and a professor of law at New York University. He has won relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, argued five times before the Supreme Court, and won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. He has received numerous awards, including the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant. His first book, "Just Mercy," is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Current Interest.

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Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Crime and Justice in America
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Town and Gown ›

Stevenson is a comic artist and illustrator. Her first comic, "Nimona," will be published as a young adult graphic novel this spring. She has been nominated for a Harvey Award and received the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Webcomic in 2012. She is also the co-writer of "Lumberjanes," and has done writing work for "Frederator's Bravest Warriors."

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Young Adult Graphic Novels: World in a Frame
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Stillman is the author of "Desert Reckoning" (2013 Spur Award, L.A. Press Club Award winner, Southwest Book of Year), "Mustang" (2008 L.A. Times best book of year; California Book Award, silver medal for nonfiction) and "Twentynine Palms" (2001 L.A. Times best book of year). She is also a columnist for the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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Narrative Journalism: Writing American Crime
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Stohl is a lifelong science fiction fan, former video game designer and coauthor of the New York Times best-selling Beautiful Creatures series, Dangerous Creatures series and Icons series. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.

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Young Adult Fiction: Lurking in the Shadows
Saturday, 3 p.m., Norris Theater ›

Stone is an award-winning TV producer who won an Emmy in 2013 for his work on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." He has worked with several major TV networks including ABC, NBC, Fox, the CW, National Geographic and many others. Stone lives with his family in L.A. and is the author of "Year of the Cow: How 420 Pounds of Beef Built a Better Life for One American Family."

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Food and Identity: The Culture of Eating in America
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Hilary Storm

Hilary Storm, “In a Heartbeat, Heaven Sent, No Strings Attached, Fighting The Odds, Don't Close Your Eyes, Jake, Pink Shades of Words”

BOOK fri-ENDS Blog
Booth 125

April 18, 10 a.m.

Stradal is the author of "Kitchens of the Great Midwest." He lives in Los Angeles, where he is acquisitions editor at Unnamed Press, fiction editor at the Nervous Breakdown and a member of the Advisory Board at 826LA.

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Finding Focus: Writing Niche Topics
Saturday, Noon, Annenberg Auditorium ›

Straight has published 10 books, including "Between Heaven and Here," "Highwire Moon" and "A Million Nightingales," and was the recipient of the 2013 Robert Kirsch Award. She is finishing a novel set on Prince Edward Island and a story collection set around the Golden State Freeway.

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Fiction: Shifting Cultures
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Fiction: History Through Another Lens
Sunday, 2 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Barbara Stuettgen

Barbara Stuettgen, "Who Owns This Feather?"

Author Solutions
Booth 215

April 18, 11:30 a.m.
April 18, 12:30 p.m.

Elissa Sussman

Elissa Sussman, "Stray"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 18, 1:00 p.m.
April 18, 1:50 p.m.

Swanson is the author of two novels, "The Girl with a Clock for a Heart," a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Mystery/Thriller, and "The Kind Worth Killing." His poems and stories have appeared in such journals as the Atlantic, Asimov's Science Fiction, Measure and the Vocabula Review. He is currently completing a sonnet sequence on all 53 of Alfred Hitchcock's films.

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Crime Fiction: Haunted by the Past
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Brian Switek

Brian Switek, "Prehistoric Predators, My Beloved Brontosaurus"

Natural History Museum
Booth 084

April 18, 11:30 a.m.
April 18, 1:00 a.m.

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Tabor is best known for her beautiful acoustic covers of songs in genres ranging from rap to country to EDM. Her most recent EP, "In the Garden," showcases her songwriting. She regularly performs throughout Southern California.

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Musical Performance
Sunday, 11:40 a.m., USC Stage ›

Taibbi has been a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and the author of five previous books, including the New York Times bestsellers "The Great Derangement" and "Griftopia". His latest book, "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap," is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prizes in Current Interest. He lives in New Jersey.

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America's Rich and Poor: Looking at the Financial Gap
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Town and Gown ›

Tamaki is a Canadian illustrator and comics artist living in Brooklyn. She is the creator of two books including "Skim," with Mariko Tamaki, and the ongoing webcomic, "Super Mutant Magic Academy." Her most recent graphic novel is "This One Summer," with Mariko Tamaki; it is a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Graphic Novel/Comics.

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Young Adult Graphic Novels: World in a Frame
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Tamaki is a writer of comics and young adult novels. Her books include the graphic novels "Skim"; "Emiko Superstar," with Steve Rolston; and the 2014 finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize in Graphic Novel/Comics, "This One Summer," with cousin Jillian Tamaki. Her upcoming works include a YA novel, "Saving Montgomery Sole," and a comic about teen lez heartbreak.

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Young Adult Graphic Novels: World in a Frame
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Tamblyn is a contributing writer for the Poetry Foundation and the author of two previous works of poetry, "Free Stallion"and "Bang Ditto." Her new collection is "Dark Sparkler." As an actress, she has been nominated for an Emmy, a Golden Globe and an Independent Spirit award. Her writing has appeared in Bust, Interview, Cosmopolitan, San Francisco Chronicle, Poets and Writers, Pank, and elsewhere.

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Reading from "Dark Sparkler"
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Haunted by Hope: Public Mourning and Personal Lyric
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Taylor, literary editor at large of the Chicago Tribune, is the author (with Adam Cohen) of "American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley and his Battle for Chicago and the Nation." Past president of the National Book Critics Circle, she has also taught at Mount Holyoke College, was a long-time correspondent at Time magazine, and has served on multiple book award juries.

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Publishing: Independent Voices
Sunday, 3 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Taylor is the author of the novels "Valley Fever" and "Rules for Saying Goodbye." Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, ZYZZYVA, the Southwest Review and Ploughshares, among others. She has won a Pushcart Prize and the McGinnis Ritchie Award for Fiction. She has a BA from USC and a master's degree from Columbia University, where she was a Graduate Writing Fellow.

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Fiction: Living in the Aftermath
Saturday, 3 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Taylor's chapbook "The Misremembered World," was selected by Eavan Boland and published by the Poetry Society of America. Her debut full-length book is "The Forage House" and was a finalist for the 2013 Believer Poetry Award. Tess is currently a book reviewer for NPR's All Things Considered and a professor of English at Whittier College.

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Reading from "The Forage House"
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Tea has authored a collection of poetry, three novels and five memoirs, most recently "How to Grow Up." She is the founder of RADAR Productions, which oversees literary projects such as the Sister Spit tours and the Sister Spit Books imprint at City Lights, and the creator of Mutha Magazine, an online site for weird and real moms.

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Memoir: How Did I Get Here?
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Roy A. Teel Jr

Roy A. Teel Jr., “The Iron Eagle 15 Book Los Angeles based crime, suspense, thriller, series, Rise of The Iron Eagle: Book One, Evil and the Details, Book Two, Rome Is Burning, Book Three, Operation Red Alert, Book Four, other titles in the series are on display.”

Narroway Press: An Imprint of Narroway Publishing LLC
Booth 172

April 18, 10:00 a.m.
April 19, 10:00 a.m.

Tervalon was born in New Orleans and raised in Los Angeles, and received his MFA in creative writing from UC Irvine. His new novel is "Monster's Chef." He is the executive director of Literature for Life, a literary magazine and educational advocacy organization, and literary director of the Pasadena LitFest. He splits time between L.A. and Shanghai with his wife, Jinghuan Liu Tervalon, and their kids.

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From L.A. to the Middle East: Empowering Youth Through the Arts
Saturday, Noon, Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Michael Thal

Michael Thal, "Goodby Tchaikovsky, The Abduction of Joshua Bloom, The Koolura Series"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 19, 1:00 p.m.
April 19, 2:50 p.m.

Nick the Music Man and Jen the Fairy Dancer are a husband-and-wife duo dedicated to sharing the joy of music and movement with children everywhere. With over 20 years of work in the classroom and on the stage their interactive kids' music is enriching, imaginative and irresistible!

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Children's Music Act
Saturday at 10 a.m., Reading by 9 Children's Stage ›

Saturday at 5:20 p.m., Reading by 9 Children's Stage ›

Sunday at 10 a.m., Reading by 9 Children's Stage ›

Sunday at 4:30 p.m., Reading by 9 Children's Stage ›

Kiki Thorpe

Kiki Thorpe

Mrs Nelsons Book Fair Company
Booth 730

April 19, 3:00 p.m.
April 19, 4:00 p.m.

With the swagger and style of Frank and Dean, the tight harmonies of Boyz II Men, the groove and soul of Stevie Wonder and the energy of Rockapella, the Trojan Men are USC's only all-male a cappella group.

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Musical Performance
Saturday, 12:50 p.m., USC Stage ›

Thee Commons' focus on that old-school rock 'n' roll sound a la Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley is blended and balanced with flashes of cumbia chicha here and there, reminiscent of Los Mirlos and Los Orientales De Paramonga. They represent the liminal space between '50s and '60s rock music and the quickly emerging Latino subculture of cumbia … with a twist of punk, of course!

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Musical Performance
Saturday, 11 a.m., L.A. Sound Stage ›

Theis is the author of "The Fraud of Good Sleep" and the chapbook "The June Cuckold." She is a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship and a Del Amo Foundation Award. She works as a provost's fellow at the University of Southern California.

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A Tribute to Nancy Johnson: Remarks by David St. John, Poems Read by Molly Bendall and Catherine Theis
Saturday, 5 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Thomas is the author of the novel "Bridge" and the book of poems "Dragging the Lake." His first book, "Door to Door," published by Fordham University Press, was selected by Yusef Komunyakaa as winner of the Poets Out Loud Prize. He is the recipient of a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Pushcart Prize winner.

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Fiction: On the Edge
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Thompson is the author of two chapbooks, "We Arrive by Accumulation" and "Through a Window," as well as the full-length collections "Start With a Small Guitar" and "Beg No Pardon," winner of the Perugia Press Book Award and the Great Lakes Colleges Association's New Writers Award. Her recent work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Weave, African American Review, Fourteen Hills and Crab Orchard Review, among others.

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Readings from "Wide Awake: Poets of L.A. and Beyond"
Sunday, 10 a.m., Poetry Stage ›

Timberg, a former arts reporter for the Los Angeles Times, writes on music and culture and contributes to Salon and the New York Times. Over the past six years he has been an award-winning freelance journalist, a blogger on West Coast culture and an adjunct writing professor. He runs ArtsJournal's Culture Crash blog, and his latest book is "Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class."

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Creativity in the Digital Age
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Tobar is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and a novelist. He is the author of "The Barbarian Nurseries," "Translation Nation" and "The Tattooed Soldier." His new book about the trapped Chilean miners, "Deep, Down, Dark," was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and is one for the 2014 L.A. Times Book Prize in Current Interest. The son of Guatemalan immigrants, he is a native of Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and three children.

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Narrative Journalism: Writing the Big Story
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Writing Across Multiple Genres
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Tolan is a journalist, teacher and documentary radio producer. He is associate professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC. He has reported in more than 30 countries in the Middle East, Latin America, the Balkans and Eastern Europe. His most recent book is "Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land."

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From L.A. to the Middle East: Empowering Youth Through the Arts
Saturday, Noon, Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Tomlinson has more than a decade of experience as a journalist, music critic, writer and editor. She has ghostwritten 10 books including two uncredited New York Times bestsellers, and her writing has appeared in Marie Claire, More, Salon, the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times.

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Memoir: How Did I Get Here?
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Tomp lives in San Diego with her husband and three children. She has an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. "My Best Everything" is her debut novel.

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Young Adult Fiction: Outside the Margins
Saturday, 11 a.m., YA Stage ›

Tremblay is the author of "A Head Full of Ghosts" and the crime novels "The Little Sleep" and "No Sleep Till Wonderland." His essays and short fiction have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and numerous "year's best" anthologies. He has also served as the president of the board of directors for the Shirley Jackson Awards.

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Fiction: On the Edge
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Treuer is Ojibwe, from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota, and attended Princeton University, where he worked with Toni Morrison. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and his work has been named an editor's pick by the Washington Post, Time Out and City Pages. He teaches at USC. His most recent book is "Prudence: A Novel"

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DAVID TREUER Fiction: History Through Another Lens
Sunday, 2 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Trio Ellas has a unique sound that combines myriad influences including traditional mariachi, bluegrass, flamenco, and gypsy jazz with a pop twist. The trio's debut album, "Con Ustedes," earned them a nomination for a 2012 Latin Grammy. Their most recent release, "Noches Angelinas," has charted in the top 15 in the pop Latino Billboard charts.

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Musical Performance
Saturday, 3:10 p.m., USC Stage ›

Shortly after USC was founded in 1880, a group of musicians came together to form what would become the Trojan Marching Band. Now the largest spirit organization on campus, the band features over 300 students from nearly every major at USC and is a prominent and visible representative of the university, with over 350 engagements per year.

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Festival Kickoff Musical Performance
Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 10:15 a.m., USC Stage ›

Trombley became the fifth president of Pitzer College in July 2002. Under her leadership, Pitzer has experienced an unprecedented rise in worldwide recognition. A noted Mark Twain scholar, Trombley is the author of five books, including "Mark Twain's Other Woman." In June, she will become president of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.

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Almost Paradise: Sustainability, Power and Politics in L.A.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Truax is a journalist and an immigrant. Born in Mexico City, she moved to L.A. in 2004. She has been a reporter with La Opinión and contributor for Hoy Los Ángeles, El Universal newspaper and Proceso magazine. She's author of "Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation's Fight for Their American Dream."

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En el México de Nuestros Amores
Sunday, 4:20 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

This choir is comprised of TSA officials who work at LAX and who volunteer during their time off to rehearse and perform. They've been written about in the L.A. Times, USA Today and the Huffington Post.

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Traveling? Keep a Song in Your Heart: A Performance From the TSA Chorus
Saturday, 2:45 p.m., Travel Smart Stage ›

Tucker is a 20-year-old songstress who writes about dilapidated houses, literary heroes and semi-requited love affairs. She was a finalist in the new folk songwriting contest at Kerrville Folk Festival and recently lent her music to the talented dancers of Sokamba Performing Arts Company and events curated by the Altar Collective, a literary magazine. Tucker is studying songwriting at USC.

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Musical Performance
Sunday, 2 p.m., USC Stage ›

Turan has been film critic at the Los Angeles Times for more than 10 years and is a contributor to NPR's "Morning Edition." Among his books are "Free for All," "Never Coming to a Theater Near You" and "Call Me Anna," which he coauthored with Patty Duke. His latest book is "Not To Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites From a Lifetime of Film." Turan teaches film reviewing and nonfiction writing at USC.

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Frame by Frame: The Lasting Impact of Movies
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Hoffman Hall ›

L.A. Times Ideas Exchange: Malcolm Gladwell, Interviewed by Kenneth Turan
Sunday, 1 p.m., Bovard Auditorium ›

Turner is the director of the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College and the prize-winning author of two poetry collections about his seven years in the United States Army. His recently released memoir is "My Life as a Foreign Country." He lives in Orlando, Florida.

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Duty and Service: Veterans and the War Experience
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Kathy Milica Tyrity

Kathy Milica Tyrity, "Hey There Lonely Love"

Author Solutions
Booth 215

April 18, 12:30 p.m.
April 18, 1:30 p.m.

U

Ulin is the Los Angeles Times' book critic. He is the author, most recently, of the novella "Labyrinth." His other books include "The Lost Art of Reading" and the Library of America's "Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology," which won a California Book Award. His new book, Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles," comes out in October. His work has appeared in the Nation, the New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic Monthly, the Paris Review, Boom, Black Clock and on NPR's "All Things Considered."

SCHEDULE

T.C. Boyle, Author of "The Harder They Come," in Conversation with David L. Ulin
Saturday, 1 p.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Nonfiction: Writing in Real Time
Sunday, 11 a.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Gary Snyder, Author of "This Present Moment: New Poems," in Conversation with David L. Ulin
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

The Upright Citizens Brigade is Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh. They produced their own sketch show, "Upright Citizens Brigade," for three seasons on Comedy Central from 1998-2000. During the success of the TV show, UCB opened the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and Improvisational and Sketch Comedy Training Center in New York City. In 2005, UCB expanded and opened the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Los Angeles.

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Upright Citizens Brigade presents a Live-Read of "Swingers"
Sunday, 3 p.m., Bovard Auditorium ›

Uyematsu is a third-generation Japanese American and Angeleno. She has published four poetry collections: "The Yellow Door," "Stone Bow Prayer," "Nights of Fire, Nights of Rain" and "30 Miles From J-Town." Amy was co-editor for the widely used anthology "Roots: An Asian American Reader." Recently retired, she taught high school math for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

SCHEDULE

Reading from "The Yellow Door"
Sunday, 11 a.m., Poetry Stage ›

The Santa Anas in My Sails: Self and Culture in California Poetry
Sunday, 2 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

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Valentine is the author of "The Girls at the Kingfisher Club" and "Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti," which won the 2012 Crawford Award. Her most recent book, "Persona," was just published. Her short fiction has appeared in several best-of-the-year anthologies, and her nonfiction appears at the AV Club, the L.A. Review of Books and Interfictions. She currently writes DC Comics' "Catwoman."

SCHEDULE

Fiction: Bringing the Impossible to Life
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Wendelin Van Draanen

Wendelin Van Draanen

Mrs Nelsons Book Fair Company
Booth 728

April 19, 2:00 p.m.
April 19, 3:00 p.m.

Van Eekhout writes books for adults and middle grade readers. He is the author of five novels, the most recent of which is "Pacific Fire," the second book in the California Bones trilogy. He lives in San Diego with his wife and dogs.

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Fiction: New California Noir
Sunday, 11 a.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker whose work centers on the changing American identity. He is the founder of Define American, a nonprofit media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America, and the executive editor of #EmergingUS, a multimedia news platform he conceived focusing on race, immigration and the complexities of multiculturalism. A partnership with the Los Angeles Times, #EmergingUS will launch this spring.

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Speaking Out: Human Rights and Social Justice
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Bovard Auditorium ›

Hashtivism: Activism in the Hashtag Age, presented by #EmergingUS
Saturday, 2 p.m., Town and Gown ›

Documented, Presented by Define America and #EmergingUS, Followed by a Conversation with Jose Antonio Vargas
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., School of Cinematic Arts, Ray Stark Theater ›

Villalon is the managing editor of ZYZZYVA, the acclaimed San Francisco literary journal celebrating its 30th anniversary. He and his family live in San Francisco.

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Publishing: Independent Voices
Sunday, 3 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

Villarreal is an L.A. Times writer covering the business of entertainment for Company Town. She joined the Los Angeles Times in 2008 as a Metpro fellow before moving to the Calendar section as an entertainment reporter.

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Keegan Allen, Author of "life.love.beauty." Interviewed by Yvonne Villarreal
Saturday, 12:10 p.m., Los Angeles Times Stage ›

Villaseñor battled dyslexia and 265 rejections before he published his first novel, "Macho!" He has written multiple bestsellers, including "Rain of Gold," which has been compared to the best of John Steinbeck. He has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize and is the recipient of countless honors and awards. His newest book, "Revenge of a Catholic Schoolboy," is a story of forgiveness, spirituality and renewed faith.

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Author of "Revenge of a Catholic Schoolboy"
Sunday, 11:15 a.m., Hoy Stage ›

Frans Vischer

Frans Vischer, "Jimmy Dabble, Fuddles, A Very Fuddles Christmas"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 19, 1:00 p.m.
April 19, 1:50 p.m.

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Waclawiak received her BFA in screenwriting from USC School of Cinematic Arts and her MFA in fiction from Columbia University. Her first novel, "How To Get Into the Twin Palms," was published in 2012. She is currently an editor at the Believer, and her second novel, "The Invaders," will be published this year.

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Fiction: On the Fringe
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Wagman is the author of five novels and numerous short stories and essays. Her second novel, "Spontaneous," won the PEN USA West Award for Fiction. Her novel "The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets" was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her latest is "Life #6."

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Fiction: The Past in Our Present
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Walker is the best-selling author of edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense. A multiple award winner and nominee of some of the industry's most prestigious awards, her books have been described as "alpha, edgy and downright hot," guaranteed to thrill readers from the first page to the last. Her latest book is "Full Throttle."

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Fiction: Addicted to Love
Sunday, 11 a.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Wallach is a novelist and musician from Seattle. His debut novel, "We All Looked Up," was published in March. It has been optioned for film by Paramount Pictures, and foreign rights have sold in eight countries. Wallach has also recorded an album of original music to accompany the novel. He currently lives in Brooklyn.

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Young Adult Fiction: Smells Like Teen Spirit
Saturday, 3 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Young Adult Fiction: Writing the Unknown
Sunday, 10:30 a.m., YA Stage ›

Wallen is the author of the L.A. Times best-selling novel "MoonPies and Movie Stars." She is a senior writer in residence at New York State Summer Writers Institute. She has lectured and taught creative writing across the country, including at UC San Diego Extension and UCLA's Writing Program, as well at as private workshops. She also owns and operates Savory Salons, literary salons with pie.

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Fiction: On the Edge
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 124 ›

Wappler wrote about arts and culture for the L.A. Times for seven years and has also been published in Rolling Stone, the Believer, LA Weekly and Da.m.E, where she now works as an editor. Her fiction has appeared in Black Clock and Joyland Retro, among other places. She lives in Los Angeles, where she is finishing a novel about environmentalism and suburbia.

SCHEDULE

Fiction: The Long and the Short of It
Sunday, 3 p.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Sama Wareh

Sama Wareh, “How to Draw 60 Native CA Plants and Animals: A Field Guide”

The Art of Sama Wareh- Wareh Art
Booth 580

April 18, 10:30 a.m.
April 18, 1:00 p.m.
April 19, 10:00 a.m.
April 19, 1:00 p.m.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products is pleased to invite children of all ages to Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes and DC Super Friends storytelling events on the Reading By 9 Children's Stage and on the Hoy Stage Saturday and Sunday. Storyteller Paul Mercier will bring to life "Scooby-Doo and the Festival Phantom" with special guest Scooby-Doo, in addition to two DC Super Friends stories: "Skyscraper Showdown" and "Joker's Joyride," with special guest Batman. "Don't Answer the Door" and "Tongue Tied," from the "Looney Tunes Book of Jokes," will be presented with special guest Bugs Bunny. Each reading will be followed by an opportunity to meet the characters and pose for photos.

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"Scooby-Doo and the Festival Phantom," presented by Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Saturday, 11:30 a.m., Reading by 9 Children's Stage ›

"Skyscraper Showdown," presented by Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Saturday, 1 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

"Looney Tunes Joke Book," presented by Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

"Joker's Joyride," presented by Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Saturday, 4:45 p.m., Reading by 9 Children's Stage ›

"Scooby-Doo and the Festival Phantom," presented by Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Sunday, 11:20 a.m., Reading by 9 Children's Stage ›

"Skyscraper Showdown," presented by Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Sunday, 1 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

"Looney Tunes Joke Book," presented by Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Hoy Stage ›

"Joker's Joyride," presented by Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Sunday, 3:55 p.m., Reading by 9 Children's Stage ›

Jaimene Washington

Jaimene Washington, "Say Hello to Nitsy"

Washington Publications
Booth 508

April 18, 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.
April 19, 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Marva Washington

Marva Washington, "Bid Whist at Midnight"

greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Booth 953

April 18, 2:00 p.m.
April 18, 4:00 p.m.

Tabitha Washington

Tabitha Washington, "Say Hello to Nitsy"

Washington Publications
Booth 508

April 18, 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.
April 19, 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Waters' books include "Celestial Joyride," "Gospel Night," and "Darling Vulgarity" (finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize in 2006). Recipient of five Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the NEA and Fulbright Foundation, he teaches at Monmouth University and in the Drew University MFA Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation.

SCHEDULE

Reading from "Gospel Night" and Other Works
Sunday, 4 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Jaimene Washington

Jaimene Washington

Washington Publications
Booth 503

Webb's latest book, "Brain Camp," was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2015. The recipient of grants from the Whiting and Guggenheim foundations, Webb teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at California State University, Long Beach.

SCHEDULE

Reading from "Brain Camp"
Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Poetry Stage ›

Weiss, PsyD, LCSW, is a California licensed clinical social worker and licensed psychologist. She is clinical associate professor at USC's School of Social Work, and currently serving as the interim director of the San Diego Academic Center, Military Social Work Program at USC. She is the co-author of a book titled "A Civilian Counselor's Primer to Counseling Veterans" and co-editor, most recently, of "Supporting Veterans in Higher Education: A Primer for Administrators, Faculty and Academic Advisors."

SCHEDULE

Coming Home: New Approaches to Supporting Our Veterans
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Wheaton is an actor, author, blogger, podcaster, voice actor, Twitter user and champion of geek culture. His most recent book is "Memories of the Future Volume 1." He entered the public spotlight in 1996 with his performance in "Stand By Me" and then was cast as Wesley Crusher in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Currently Wil has a recurring role on "The Big Bang Theory" and hosts "Falling Skies: Second Watch." Off-camera, he is the creator, producer and host of the webseries "Tabletop," currently in its third season.

SCHEDULE

John Scalzi, Author of "Lock In," in Conversation with Wil Wheaton
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Town and Gown ›

Shoshana Wheeler

Shoshana Wheeler, “The Adventures of Alex Walker: the Series”

The Adventures of Alex Walker: the Series
Booth 830

April 19, 10 a.m.

Wiener writes for the Nation, hosts a radio program on KPFK and teaches US history at UC Irvine. His most recent book is "How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across America."

SCHEDULE

History: American Milestones
Sunday, 2 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Wilentz is the author of several books, including "The Rainy Season," "Martyrs' Crossing" and "I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen." In 2014, she won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography for "Farewell, Fred Voodoo." She writes for the New Yorker and the Nation and teaches in the literary journalism program at UC Irvine.

SCHEDULE

Writing Across Multiple Genres
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall ›

Williams is the author of "Other Medicines" and co-editor of "How Much Earth: The Fresno Poets," along with many anthology and journal publications. He co-emcees the Poetry Stage for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and teaches creative writing and contemporary literature at Valdosta State University in Georgia.

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Poetry Stage Emcee
Saturday and Sunday, Poetry Stage ›

Wilson is the author of the novels "Panorama City" and "The Interloper." His work has appeared in the Paris Review and Best New American Voices, among other publications, and he is a contributing editor of A Public Space.

SCHEDULE

Fiction: The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Sunday, 12:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Wilson, scholar and conductor, is professor emeritus of the University of Southern California and artistic director/conductor emeritus of the Long Beach Bach Festival and the Camerata Singers of Long Beach. A recognized expert in 18th century music, Wilson has conducted hundreds of works of Bach, Handel and their contemporaries.

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Whose Life Is It Anyway? Approaches to Writing Memoir
Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Wind is a blogger and writer. His award-winning blog for LGBTQ teens and their allies, "I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell Do I Read?" (www.leewind.org) has had over 1.25 million visits. He is also the official blogger for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

SCHEDULE

Tell Me a Story: The Art of Children's Books
Saturday, 2 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Middle Grade Fiction: Extraordinary Adventures
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., YA Stage ›

Winslow is a former private investigator and consultant. His book "California Fire and Life" received the Shamus Award, and his novel "The Winter of Frankie Machine" has been purchased for Robert DeNiro to play the lead role. Winslow's latest novel coming out in June is "The Cartel."

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From Page to Screen
Saturday, Noon, Norris Theater ›

Crime Fiction: Playing Both Sides
Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Taper Hall 101 ›

Elisabeth Wolf

Elisabeth Wolf, "Lulu in LA LA Land, Lulu in Honolulu"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 18, 10:00 p.m.
April 18, 11:50 p.m.

Michele Wolfe

Michele Wolfe, "The Three Graces"

greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS)
Booth 953

April 18, 12:00 p.m.
April 18, 2:00 p.m.

Wolitzer is a novelist whose most recent books are "The Interestings," and the YA novel "Belzhar." Her short fiction has appeared in the Best American Short Stories and the Pushcart Prize. In 2013, along with singer-songwriter Suzzy Roche, Wolitzer was a guest artist in the Princeton Atelier program at Princeton University. She lives in New York City.

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Young Adult Fiction: Connections and Consequences
Saturday, 11 a.m., Town and Gown ›

Woloch is the author of four award-winning collections of poems, including "Narcissus," winner of the Tupelo Press 2006 Snowbound Series Chapbook Award. "Earth" is her most recent collection.

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Reading from "Earth"
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Poetry Stage ›

Woodcraft Rangers is a free after-school program for kids, ensuring a safe environment while parents are working, and motivating kids to challenge themselves and take on different activities. The featured mariachi and folklorico students range in age from first to sixth grade, with the mariachi students practicing and performing for nine months, while the folklorico students have been together for one year, practicing daily. Mr. Mata instructs the mariachi group and Ms. Baez is the folklorico instructor.

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Children's Music Act
Saturday at 10:30 a.m., Hoy Stage ›

Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Hoy Stage ›

Woods, a member of the National Book Critics Circle, is a contributor to the L.A. Times and the author of eight books. She has written four Charlotte Justice mysteries and several works of short fiction.

SCHEDULE

Crime Fiction: Right Place, Wrong Time
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Woods is the author of more than 55 novels. He is a native of Georgia and began his writing career in the advertising industry. "Chiefs," his debut in 1981, won the Edgar Award. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in Florida, Maine and New York. His latest book is "Hot Pursuit."

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Crime Fiction: Deception and Denial
Sunday, Noon, Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Woodson, winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, is the author of several books, including "Peace, Locomotion." She received the 2000 L.A. Times Book Prize for "Miracle's Boys." Her book, "Brown Girl Dreaming" is a 2014 finalist for L.A. Times Book Prize in Young Adult Literature.

SCHEDULE

Jacqueline Woodson, Author of "Brown Girl Dreaming," in Conversation with David Levithan
Sunday, Noon, Norris Theater ›

Lynelle Woolley

Lynelle Woolley, “Flower Girl World series”

Flower Girl World
Booth 582

April 18, 10 a.m.
April 19, 10 a.m.

Arlene Wray

Arlene Wray

Snorkkel Whalengton
Booth 744

April 19, 11 a.m.

Quiana Wright

Quiana Wright, "The Chosen One"

Author Solutions
Booth 203

April 18, 3:30 p.m.
April 18, 4:30 p.m.

Mike Wyant

Mike Wyant, "Furry and Shiny, BFF!"

Author Solutions
Booth 207

April 18, 12:30 p.m.
April 18, 11:30 p.m.

Dawn Wynne

Dawn Wynne, "I Remember When…, Earth Remembers When"

SCBWI - LA
Booth 834

April 18, 4:00 p.m.
April 18, 6:00 p.m.

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Yagoda is a journalism professor at the University of Delaware. He is the author, coauthor or editor of eleven books, including "How to Not Write Bad," "Memoir: A History;" "Will Rogers: A Biography;" "When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It: The Parts of Speech, for Better and/or Worse" and others. He contributes to the Chronicle of Higher Education's Lingua Franca blog and has written for Slate, the New York Times Magazine and others. His most recent book is "The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song."

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All That Glitters: Arts in a Golden Age
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Yelchin is a Russian born author/illustrator of children's books. His middle-grade novel, "Breaking Stalin's Nose," won a Newbery Honor and has been translated into nine languages. His latest novel, "Arcady's Goal," is a New York Times Book Review 2014 Notable Book for Children.

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Middle Grade Fiction: Novel Landscapes
Saturday, Noon, Hoffman Hall ›

Yglesias is a screenwriter and the author of nine novels, including "A Happy Marriage," winner of the 2009 L.A. Times Book Prize in Fiction, and "Fearless," the basis for the cult film by the same name. His newest novel, "The Wisdom of Perversity," was published in March.

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Fiction: The Secrets We Keep
Saturday, Noon, Salvatori Computer Science Center 101 ›

Yoon is the award-winning author/illustrator of nearly 200 books for children, including "Penguin and Pinecone," "Penguin on Vacation," "Penguin in Love," "Penguin and Pumpkin" and "Found!" She lives in San Diego with her family. Her newest book is "Stormy Night."

SCHEDULE

Tell Me a Story: The Art of Children's Books
Saturday, 2 p.m., Andrus Gerontology Center ›

Young is the New York Times best-selling author of the Program series: "The Program," "The Treatment" and "The Remedy," as well as "A Need So Beautiful" and "Hotel Ruby." Originally from Utica, New York, Young moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order.

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Young Adult Fiction: Beyond This Realm
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Seeley G. Mudd 123 ›

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Harris Zafar

Harris Zafar, "Demystifying Islam: Tackling the Tough Questions"

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA
Booth 974

April 18, 11:00 a.m.
April 19, 11:00 a.m.

Zaleski is an advocate, researcher, professor and psychotherapist. A clinical assistant professor in the USC School of Social Work, she has a dual specialty in civilian and military sexual trauma. Zaleski has published research on treatment for sexual assault-related PTSD, and her new book, "Rape and Roll Call: Understanding and Treating Military Sexual Trauma," focuses on the epidemic of sexual violence in the military.

SCHEDULE

Coming Home: New Approaches to Supporting Our Veterans
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Wallis Annenberg Hall ›

Zarembo is a projects and investigative reporter with a focus on medicine, science and the military at the L.A. Times. Prior to joining the paper in 2003, he was the Mexico City bureau chief for Newsweek and a freelance journalist based in central Africa. He is a former Knight Fellow at Stanford University and a winner of the Livingston Award for International Reporting.

SCHEDULE

Duty and Service: Veterans and the War Experience
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Ronald Tutor Campus Center ›

Susan Zeidler

Susan Zeidler, "The Practice Room, Flying Through Music"

Author Solutions
Booth 834

April 18, 5:00 p.m.
April 19, 6:00 p.m.

Zetter is an award-winning journalist who covers cybercrime, civil liberties, privacy and security for Wired. She was among the first journalists to cover Stuxnet after its discovery and has authored many of the most comprehensive articles about it. She has also broken numerous stories over the years about WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning, NSA surveillance and the hacker underground. She is the author of "Countdown to Zero Day."

SCHEDULE

The Digital Footprint: Privacy, Cyberterrorism and How We Live Now
Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Town and Gown ›

Tom Zoellner, an associate professor of English at Chapman University, is the author of "Train: Riding the Rails that Created the Modern World," "The Heartless Stone: A Journey Through the World of Diamonds, Deceit and Desire," and two other nonfiction books. His writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Time, Slate, Harper's, the Wall Street Journal and many other publications.

SCHEDULE

Narrative Journalism: Writing American Crime
Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Hancock Foundation ›

Zuniga is the host/creator/CCO of Literary Death Match (a literary event now featured in more than 50 cities worldwide). His fiction has been featured in print and online. He lives in Los Angeles.

SCHEDULE

Fiction: Bringing the Impossible to Life
Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium ›

Frédéric Zürcher

Frédéric Zürcher, "Idolatry of Blood: Religion for a Post-Modern World"

Author Solutions
Booth 205

April 19, 2:30 p.m.
April 19, 3:30 p.m.

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