L.A. Times • Festival of Books Stories and Ideas • University of Southern California

Jacqueline Alcántara

SUN 4/18 :: 12PM
L.A. Times en Español Presents a Bilingual Children's Picture Book Panel

Jimmy Alvarado

THUR 4/22 :: 7PM
Eastside Punks, A Screening and Conversation, Presented by USC

Gustavo Arellano

FRI 4/23 :: 1:00pm
Gustavo Arellano in Conversation with California MacArthur Fellows

Dean Atta

SAT 4/17 :: 12:00p
Young Adult Fiction: The Black Experience

Sandy Banks

SAT/4/17 :: 3:00p
Criminal Justice in America

Brittany K. Barnett

SAT/4/17 :: 3:00p
Criminal Justice in America

Alice Baumgartner

FRI/4/23 :: 11:00a
History: Racism and Exclusion in the United States

Emily Bazelon

SAT/4/17 :: 3:00p
Criminal Justice in America

Jackson Bird

SAT/4/17 :: 2:00pm
Selfies for Social Change: Claiming Space in Social Media, Presented by USC

Emily Rapp Black

THURS/4/22 :: 6:00p
Memoir: Rebuilding Life After Loss

Christopher Bollen

MON/4/19 :: 7:00p
Crime Fiction: Secrets and Suspense

Jeff Brabec

SUN/4/18 :: 4:00p
Music, Money, and Mindfulness, Presented by USC

Greg Braxton

TUES/4/20 :: 12:00p
Don Lemon, "This is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism" in Conversation with Greg Braxton

Matt Brennan

SUN/4/18 :: 2:00p
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, author of "Food Between Friends" in conversation with Times Columnist Matt Brennan

Monica Brown

SUN/4/18 :: 12:00p
L.A. Times en Español Presents a Bilingual Children's Picture Book Panel

Ron Brownstein

SAT/4/17 :: 5:00p
California Dreamin': Walter Mosley, Ron Brownstein & David L. Ulin on Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

MON/4/19 :: 6:00p
This Moment in Fiction

Brandi Carlile

FRI 4/23 :: 6:00p
Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, author of "Broken Horses: A Memoir," in conversation with Mikael Wood

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

SAT/4/17 :: 11:00a
Immigrants and American Society, A Historical Look

Anthony Cody

SAT/4/17 :: 11:00a
Immigrants and American Society, A Historical Look

S. A. Cosby

SUN/4/18 :: 3:00p
The Black Experience Across Genres

Teresa Covarrubias

THURS/4/22 :: 7:00p
Eastside Punks -- A Screening and Conversation, Presented by USC

Anna-lisa Grace Cox

FRI/4/23 :: 11:00a
History: Racism and Exclusion in the United States

Rebecca King Crews

THURS/4/22 :: 5:00p
Terry Crews and Rebecca King Crews, creators of the Audible Original Stronger Together, in Conversation with Michael Ordoña

Terry Crews

THURS/4/22 :: 5:00p
Terry Crews and Rebecca King Crews, creators of the Audible Original Stronger Together, in Conversation with Michael Ordoña

Tracy Deonn

SUN/4/18 :: 6:00p
Young Adult Fantasy: Magic & Mystery

Zooey Deschanel

SAT/4/17 :: 10:30a
Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas, co-authors of "Wow in the World: The How and the Wow of the Human Body," in Conversation with Award-Winning Actress Zooey Deschanel

William Deverell

TUES/4/20 :: 6:00p
Making History: Media, Stories, History, and Memory, Presented by USC

Amal El-Mohtar

TUES/4/20 :: 7:00p
Speculative Fiction: The Real and Unreal, Presented by the Ray Bradbury Foundation

Danielle Evans

SUN/4/18 :: 3:00p
The Black Experience Across Genres

Dino Everett

THURS/4/22 :: 7:00p
Eastside Punks -- A Screening and Conversation

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

SUN/4/18 :: 2:00p
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, author of "Food Between Friends" in conversation with Times Columnist Matt Brennan

Nikky Finney

SUN/4/18 :: 3:00p
The Black Experience Across Genres

Dr. Carol L. Folt

SAT/4/17 :: 10:00am
Festival of Books Kickoff, Presented with USC

Mary Forgione

FRI/4/23 :: 2:00p
Science and Nature: From the Page to Wilder Places

Namina Forna

SUN/4/18 :: 6:00p
Young Adult Fantasy: Magic & Mystery

Carribean Fragoza

FRI/4/23 :: 5:00p
Fiction: The Art of Short Story

Glenn Frankel

SAT/4/17 :: 6:00p
Behind the Scenes: A Conversation About Filmmaking

Tracy Lee (Skull) Garcia

THURS/4/22 :: 7:00p
Eastside Punks -- A Screening and Conversation

Danielle Geller

TUES/4/20 :: 5:00p
Native American Literature: A Panel Paying Homage to Leslie Marmon Silko, 2020 Robert Kirsch Award Winner

Megan Giddings

TUES/4/20 :: 7:00p
Speculative Fiction: The Real and Unreal, Presented by the Ray Bradbury Foundation

Max Gladstone

TUES/4/20 :: 7:00p
Speculative Fiction: The Real and Unreal, Presented by the Ray Bradbury Foundation

Tod Goldberg

MON/4/19 :: 7:00p
Crime Fiction: Secrets and Suspense

Hannah Gómez

SAT/4/17 :: 12:00p
Young Adult Fiction: The Black Experience

Rigoberto González

TUES/4/20 :: 5:00p
Native American Literature: A Panel Paying Homage to Leslie Marmon Silko, 2020 Robert Kirsch Award Winner

Adam Goodman

SAT/4/17 :: 11:00a
Immigrants and American Society, A Historical Look

Matt Hamilton

SUN/4/18 :: 11:00a
Patrick Radden Keefe, Author of "Empire of Pain," in Conversation with Matt Hamilton

Kristin Hannah

FRI/4/23 :: 4:00p
Kristin Hannah, Author of "The Four Winds," and C Pam Zhang, Author of "How Much of These Hills Is Gold," in Conversation with Patt Morrison

Mark Harris

SAT/4/17 :: 6:00p
Behind the Scenes: A Conversation About Filmmaking

Meena Harris

SUN/4/18 :: 10:00a
Meena Harris, author of "Ambitious Girl" in conversation with Mary McNamara

Lynn Helding

SUN/4/18 :: 4:00p
Music, Money, and Mindfulness, Presented by USC

Daniel Hernandez

SAT/4/17 :: 11:00a
Immigrants and American Society, A Historical Look

Kelly Lytle Hernandez

FRI/4/23 :: 1:00pm
Gustavo Arellano in Conversation with California MacArthur Fellows

Jennifer Hillier

MON/4/19 :: 7:00p
Crime Fiction: Secrets and Suspense

Brandon Hobson

TUES/4/20 :: 5:00p
Native American Literature: A Panel Paying Homage to Leslie Marmon Silko, 2020 Robert Kirsch Award Winner

Amalie Howard

FRI/4/23 :: 7:00p
Fiction: Swept Away By Romance

Akilah Hughes

SAT/4/17 :: 2:00pm
Selfies for Social Change: Claiming Space in Social Media, Presented by USC

Marcus Anthony Hunter

SUN/4/18 :: 3:00p
The Black Experience Across Genres

Elle Jackson

FRI/4/23 :: 7:00p
Fiction: Swept Away By Romance

Priya Jaikumar

TUES/4/20 :: 6:00p
Making History: Media, Stories, History, and Memory, Presented by USC

Eloisa James

FRI/4/23 :: 7:00p
Fiction: Swept Away By Romance

Suleika Jaouad

THURS/4/22 :: 6:00p
Memoir: Rebuilding Life After Loss

Meng Jin

SUN/4/18 :: 5:00p
Fiction Makes the World Go Round

Walter Johnson

FRI/4/23 :: 11:00a
History: Racism and Exclusion in the United States

Martha S. Jones

FRI/4/23 :: 11:00a
History: Racism and Exclusion in the United States

Robert Jones, Jr.

SUN/4/18 :: 3:00p
The Black Experience Across Genres

Stephen Graham Jones

TUES/4/20 :: 7:00p
Speculative Fiction: The Real and Unreal, Presented by the Ray Bradbury Foundation

Boris Kachka

SUN/4/18 :: 5:00p
Fiction Makes the World Go Round

Amy Kaufman

SUN/4/18 :: 3:00p
This Moment in Fiction

Patrick Radden Keefe

SUN/4/18 :: 11:00a
Patrick Radden Keefe, Author of "Empire of Pain," in Conversation with Matt Hamilton

Chang-rae Lee

SUN/4/18 :: 5:00p
Fiction Makes the World Go Round

Don Lemon

TUES/4/20 :: 12:00p
Don Lemon, "This is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism" in Conversation with Greg Braxton

Dinah Lenney

THURS/4/22 :: 6:00p
Memoir: Rebuilding Life After Loss

Sharon Levin

SUN/4/18 :: 6:00p
Young Adult Fantasy: Magic & Mystery

Kelly Link

TUES/4/20 :: 7:00p
Speculative Fiction: The Real and Unreal, Presented by the Ray Bradbury Foundation

Patricia Lockwood

MON/4/19 :: 6:00p
This Moment in Fiction

Colin Maclay

SAT/4/17 :: 2:00pm
Selfies for Social Change: Claiming Space in Social Media, Presented by USC

Melissa Maerz

SAT/4/17 :: 6:00p
Behind the Scenes: A Conversation About Filmmaking

Juana Martinez-Neal

SUN/4/18 :: 12:00p
L.A. Times en Español Presents a Bilingual Children's Picture Book Panel

Imbolo Mbue

SUN/4/18 :: 5:00p
Fiction Makes the World Go Round

Mary McNamara

SUN/4/18 :: 10:00a
Meena Harris, author of "Ambitious Girl" in conversation with Mary McNamara

Jonathan Meiburg

FRI/4/23 :: 2:00p
Science and Nature: From the Page to Wilder Places

Lulu Miller

FRI/4/23 :: 2:00p
Science and Nature: From the Page to Wilder Places

Elvis Mitchell

SAT/4/17 :: 6:00p
Behind the Scenes: A Conversation About Filmmaking

Natalia Molina

FRI/4/23 :: 1:00pm
Gustavo Arellano in Conversation with California MacArthur Fellows

Christine Montross, M.D.

SAT/4/17 :: 3:00p
Criminal Justice in America

Patt Morrison

FRI/4/23 :: 4:00p
Kristin Hannah, Author of "The Four Winds," and C Pam Zhang, Author of "How Much of These Hills Is Gold," in Conversation with Patt Morrison
Patt is also moderating the Festival of Books Kickoff, Presented with USC.

Walter Mosley

SAT/4/17 :: 5:00p
California Dreamin': Walter Mosley, Ron Brownstein & David L. Ulin on Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s

Viet Thanh Nguyen

TUES/4/20 :: 6:00p
Making History: Media, Stories, History, and Memory, Presented by USC

Andrew O'Hagan

SUN/4/18 :: 1:00p
Andrew O'Hagan, Author of "Mayflies," and Douglas Stuart, Author of "Shuggie Bain," in Conversation with Anousha Sakoui

Ben Okri

FRI/4/23 :: 5:00p
Fiction: The Art of Short Story

Daniel José Older

SUN/4/18 :: 6:00p
Young Adult Fantasy: Magic & Mystery

Michael Ordoña

THURS/4/22 :: 5:00p
Terry Crews and Rebecca King Crews, creators of the Audible Original Stronger Together, in Conversation with Michael Ordoña

Lauren Oyler

MON/4/19 :: 6:00p
This Moment in Fiction

Morgan Parker

SAT/4/17 :: 12:00p
Young Adult Fiction: The Black Experience

James Patterson

SAT/4/17 :: 4:00p
James Patterson Discusses his New Audible Original Drama, The Coldest Case, with Donna Wares, Presented by Audible

Deesha Philyaw

FRI/4/23 :: 5:00p
Fiction: The Art of Short Story

Dorany Pineda

FRI/4/23 :: 5:00p
Fiction: The Art of Short Story

NoNieqa Ramos

SUN/4/18 :: 12:00p
L.A. Times en Español Presents a Bilingual Children's Picture Book Panel

Guy Raz

SAT/4/17 :: 10:30a
Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas, co-authors of "Wow in the World: The How and the Wow of the Human Body," in Conversation with Award-Winning Actress Zooey Deschanel

Allissa V. Richardson, Ph.D.

SAT/4/17 :: 2:00pm
Selfies for Social Change: Claiming Space in Social Media, presented by USC

Erica Ridley

FRI/4/23 :: 7:00p
Fiction: Swept Away By Romance

Vanessa Riley

FRI/4/23 :: 7:00p
Fiction: Swept Away By Romance

Jack Rivera

THURS/4/22 :: 7:00p
Eastside Punks -- A Screening and Conversation, Presented by USC

Howard Rodman

TUES/4/20 :: 6:00p
Making History: Media, Stories, History, and Memory, Presented by USC

Angel Rodriguez

SUN/4/18 :: 12:00p
L.A. Times en Español Presents a Bilingual Children's Picture Book Panel

Anousha Sakoui

SUN/4/18 :: 1:00p
Andrew O'Hagan, Author of "Mayflies," and Douglas Stuart, Author of "Shuggie Bain," in Conversation with Anousha Sakoui

Dr. Yusef Salaam

SAT/4/17 :: 12:00p
Young Adult Fiction: The Black Experience

Sanjena Sathian

SUN/4/18 :: 5:00p
Fiction Makes the World Go Round

Sara Seager

THURS/4/22 :: 6:00p
Memoir: Rebuilding Life After Loss

RJ Smith

MON/4/19 :: 5:00p
Richard Thompson, "Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975" in Conversation with RJ Smith

Varun Soni

SUN/4/18 :: 4:00p
Music, Money, and Mindfulness, Presented by USC

Douglas Stuart

SUN/4/18 :: 1:00p
Andrew O'Hagan, Author of "Mayflies," and Douglas Stuart, Author of "Shuggie Bain," in Conversation with Anousha Sakoui

Shruti Swamy

FRI/4/23 :: 5:00p
Fiction: The Art of Short Story

Mindy Thomas

SAT/4/17 :: 10:30a
Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas, co-authors of "Wow in the World: The How and the Wow of the Human Body," in Conversation with Award-Winning Actress Zooey Deschanel

Richard Thompson

MON/4/19 :: 5:00p
Richard Thompson, "Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975" in Conversation with RJ Smith

David L. Ulin

SAT/4/17 :: 5:00p
California Dreamin': Walter Mosley, Ron Brownstein & David L. Ulin on Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s

Yvonne Villarreal

SAT/4/17 :: 10:30a
Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas, co-authors of "Wow in the World: The How and the Wow of the Human Body," in Conversation with Award-Winning Actress Zooey Deschanel

Donna Wares

SAT/4/17 :: 4:00p
James Patterson Discusses his New Audible Original Drama, The Coldest Case, with Donna Wares, Presented by Audible

David Heska Wanbli Weiden

TUES/4/20 :: 5:00p
Native American Literature: A Panel Paying Homage to Leslie Marmon Silko, 2020 Robert Kirsch Award Winner

Richard "Wolfie" Wolf

SUN/4/18 :: 4:00p
Music, Money, and Mindfulness, Presented by USC

Mikael Wood

FRI 4/23 :: 6:00p
Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, author of "Broken Horses: A Memoir," in conversation with Mikael Wood

Paula L. Woods

MON/4/19 :: 7:00p
Crime Fiction: Secrets and Suspense

Jia Lynn Yang

SAT/4/17 :: 11:00a
Immigrants and American Society, A Historical Look

C Pam Zhang

FRI/4/23 :: 4:00p
Kristin Hannah, Author of "The Four Winds," and C Pam Zhang, Author of "How Much of These Hills Is Gold," in Conversation with Patt Morrison

Ibi Zoboi

SAT/4/17 :: 12:00p
Young Adult Fiction: The Black Experience