Festival of Books announces participating authors

The L.A. Times Festival of Books announced on Tuesday the names of the hundreds of authors who will  participate in the annual event. Taking place at USC, the Festival of Books is one of the largest literary festivals in the U.S., attracting more than 150,000 attendees. The 2014 Festival of Books will be held April 12 and 13.

On stages, in theaters and in classrooms, authors and others engage in discussions about books with one another and audiences, followed by book signings. Some authors, such as Innovators' Award recipient John Green, will appear in one-on-one conversations; others, such as Geoff Dyer and Ruth Ozeki, participate in panel discussions. A children's book author -- such as Lemony Snicket creator Daniel Handler -- might read from the stage. The Cooking Stage is where chefs such as Roy Choi can be found.

The complete schedule of events will be announced March 17, when festival passes go on sale. Individual tickets to events will be available beginning April 6.

See which authors will be participating in the Festival of Books this year; the list of authors and participants -- subject to change -- is below.

Robin Abcarian
Hugh Acheson
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Rabih Alameddine
Katie Alender
Amy Alkon
Betsy Amster
Laurie Halse Anderson
Marie Arana
Carrie Arcos
Gustavo Arellano
Jody Armour
Kelley Armstrong
Reza Aslan
Jonathan Auxier
Phillip Bailey
Leigh Bardugo
Mac Barnett
Willis Barnstone
Tony Barnstone
David Baron
Natalie Baszile
Karen Grigsby Bates
Joshua Beckman
Mary Lou Belli
Adela Bello
Aimee Bender
Robin Benway
A. Scott Berg
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
Mayim Bialik
David Biespiel
Tom Bissell
Sophie Cabot Black
Richard Blanco
Noah Blaustein
Francesca Lia Block
Lisa Bloom
Jon Boorstin
Bill Boyarsky
T.C. Boyle
John Boyne
Ann Brashares
Leo Braudy
Richard Breitman
Krista Bremer
Alex Brown
Patrick Brown
NoViolet Bulawayo
LeVar Burton
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
Deb Caletti
Scott Campbell
Kara Candito
Jillian Cantor
C. Robert Cargill
Susan Carpenter
Sean B. Carroll
Cecil Castellucci
Joe Cepeda
Steph Cha
Soman Chainani
Stephen Chbosky
Aaron Childs
Roy Choi
Jon Christensen
JoAnn Cianciulli
Joe Cirincione
Sandra Cisneros
Christopher Clark
Heather Cocks
K.C. Cole
Eoin Colfer
Jackie Collins
Scott Conant
T. Cooper
Miles Corwin
Elizabeth Crane
Lacy Crawford
Andrea Cremer
Doreen Cronin
Eileen Cronin
Chris Daley
Meghan Daum
Anna David
Melissa de la Cruz
Giada De Laurentiis
Cathleen Decker
Gene Del Vecchio
Rob Delaney
Ava Dellaira
Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
Tomie dePaola
William Deverell
Anna Dewdney
Jared Diamond
Tony DiTerlizzi
Angela DiTerlizzi
Lian Dolan
Pamela Douglas
Kim Dower
Deena Drewis
Samantha Dunn
Geoff Dyer
Bart Edelman
Barbara Ehrenreich
Benita Eisler
Steve Erickson
Alex Espinoza
Elizabeth Eulberg
Bernardine Evaristo
Scott Eyman
Jared Farmer
Sheri Fink
David Finkel
Janet Fitch
John FitzGerald
Huntley Fitzpatrick
Ben Ford
Jennifer Fosberry
Karen Joy Fowler
David Francis
Gina Frangello
Judith Freeman
Celeste Fremon
Brett Fromson
Tracy Fullerton
Kate Gale
Jane Ganahl
Laureano García
Mario T. Garcia
Stephen Gee
Evan George
Jennifer Gilmore
Peter Ginna
Barry Glassner
Allison Glock-Cooper
Thomas Goetz
Suzanne Goin
Jonathan Gold
Lee Goldberg
Tod Goldberg
Maurene Goo
Dana Goodyear
Samantha Gorman
Sara Gran
David Grand
Reyna Grande
John Green
Jane Green
Jerrold D. Green
Lisa Greenwald
Gris Grimly
Allan Gurganus
Annabelle Gurwitch
Leigh Haber
Steven Hackel
Ariana Hall
Carla Hall
Denise Hamilton
Ange-Marie Hancock
Daniel Handler
Deborah Harkness
Mark Harris
Mark Jonathan Harris
Aaron Hartzler
Rachel Hawkins
Erika Hayasaki
Tom Hayden
David Henry
Robert Hilburn
Tad Hills
Michael Hiltzik
Steve Hindy
Nancy Holder
Jennifer L. Holm
Garrett Hongo
House Fire
James Howe
Meg Howrey
Tung-Hui Hu
Edward Humes
Maria Hummel
Michelle Huneven
Jonathan Hunt
Laird Hunt
Idesia
David Isaacs
Pico Iyer
Alan Jackson
Jeff Jackson
Annie Jacobsen
Peter James
Leslie Jamison
Oliver Jeffers
Georgia Jeffries
Henry Jenkins
Dana Johnson
Stephen Graham Jones
Scott C. Johnson
Anna Journey
Geoffrey Kabaservice
Cynthia Kadohata
Ben Katchor
Jennifer Kaufman
Douglas Kearney
Carolyn Kellogg
Chip Kidd
David Kipen
Walter Kirn
Jonathan Kirsch
Jon Klassen
Austin Kleon
Leslie S. Klinger
Chris Kluwe
Bill Konigsberg
Michael Koryta
Scott Kraft
Michael Krikorian
Jarrett Krosoczka
Stephanie Kuehn
Josh Kun
Laila Lalami
Joseph Lapin
Richard Lange
Zachary Lazar
Ken LaZebnik
Charlie LeDuff
Jenny Lee
Leslie Lehr
Dinah Lenney
Edan Lepucki
Gigi Levangie
Alan Lichtman
Matthew D. Lieberman
Aimee Liu
Attica Locke
E. Lockhart
Sandra Tsing Loh
Julie Anne Long
Karina Longworth
Steve Lopez
Emery Lord
M.G. Lord
Wendy Lower
Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band
Diego Luna
Tom Lutz
Christina Lynch
Sarah J. Maas
Karen Mack
Myra MacPherson
Tahereh Mafi
Jim Magnuson
Davan Maharaj
Susan Mallery
Francesca Marciano
Gianna Marino
Gretchen Mattox
Shannon Mayeda
Joyce Maynard
Megan McCafferty
Ron McCurdy
Jeffrey McDaniel
Megan McDonald
Abby McDonald
Fiona McFarlane
Terry McMillan
Eliseo Medina
Marissa Meyer
Michelle Meyering
Lydia Millet
Anchee Min
Kevin Moffett
Nicole Mones
Yuyi Morales
Virginia Morell
Jessica Morgan
Patt Morrison
Lisa Morton
Harryette Mullen
Brighde Mullins
Carol Muske-Dukes
Jon J. Muth
Lauren Myracle
Bonnie Nadell
Michael E. Napoliello
Sara Nelson
Kadir Nelson
Annalee Newitz
Jim Newton
Anders Nilsen
Tom Nolan
Ethan Nosowsky
B.J. Novak
Kem Nunn
Scott O’Connor
Helaine Olen
Lauren Oliver
Lin Oliver
Greg Orfalea
Jose Luis Orozco
Mary Otis
Jennifer Ouellette
Ruth Ozeki
T. Jefferson Parker
Russ Parsons
Miriam Pawel
Jeff Pearlman
Ridley Pearson
Cathie Pelletier
Joanna Philbin
Hunter D. Philp
Jessica Piazza
Ivy Pochoda
Joy Press
Michael Price
Nomi Prins
Forrest Pritchard
Jamie Quatro
Michael Quick
Gisele Ragusa
James Rainey
Chris Raschka
Richard Rayner
Suzanne Redfearn
Shana L. Redmond
Richard Reeves
Jessica Retis
Nina Revoyr
Aaron Reynolds
Pamela Ribon
Ransom Riggs
Rob Roberge
Adam Roberts
Elizabeth Robinson
John Rocco
Daria Roithmayr
John Rosengren
Steven J. Ross
Veronica Roth
Rainbow Rowell
Jim Ruland
Lynn Rutan
Ethan Rutherford
Elyn Saks
George Sanchez
Eduardo Santiago
Sally Satel
Saved By Grace
John Scalzi
Elizabeth Scarboro
Robert Scheer
Richard Schickel
Bart Schneider
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Stephen Jay Schwartz
Katherine Schwarzenegger
Lisa Scottoline
Lisa See
Greg Sestero
David Shannon
Michael Shermer
Anna Shinoda
Maria Shriver
Rachel Shukert
William Todd Schultz
Neal Shusterman
Leslie Schwartz
Joyce Sidman
Barry Siegel
Eleni Sikelianos
Marisa Silver
Michael Silverblatt
Alicia Silverstone
Dan Simon
Mona Simpson
Giovanni Singleton
Alan Sitomer
Sarah Skilton
Holly Goldberg Sloan
David Sloane
Dan Smetanka
Bruce Smith
Mark Haskell Smith
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Andrew Smith
Michael Farris Smith
April Smith
Diane Smith
Lilibet Snellings
SoCal Vocals
Rebecca Solnit
Deborah Solomon
Varun Soni
Amy Spalding
Matthew Specktor
David St. John
Jerry Stahl
Ann Redisch Stampler
Susan Steinberg
Louise Steinman
Adam Sternbergh
Deanne Stillman
Margaret Stohl
Tamara Ireland Stone
Susan Straight
Jonathan Stroud
Ron Suskind
James L. Swanson
Ben Tarnoff
Astra Taylor
Laini Taylor
Alan Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
Marlo Thomas
Lynne Thompson
Anne Thompson
William G. Tierney
Daniel Tiffany
Scott Timberg
Hector Tobar
Stephen Tobolowsky
Eileen Truax
Paul Tremblay
Trojan Marching Band
Alison Trope
Kenneth Turan
David L. Ulin
Maya Van Wagenen
Jeff Vandermeer
Deborah Vankin
Cecilia Velastegui
Oscar Villalon
Ferdinand Von Schirach
Diana Wagman
Rebecca Walker
Amy Wallen
Margaret Wappler
Sam Wasson
Henry Weinstein
Rollie Welch
John Corey Whaley
Jon Wiener
Amy Wilentz
Rex Wilder
Mary Williams
Antoine Wilson
Lee Wind
Henry Winkler
Woodcraft Rangers Mariachi
and Folklorico
Daniel Woodrell
Stuart Woods
Paula L. Woods
Lawrence Wright
Margaret Wrinkle
Mark Wunderlich
Lynn Xu
Gene Luen Yang
Salina Yoon
Matthew Zapruder
Rachel Zoe
Tom Zoellner
Adrian Todd Zuniga

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