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L.A. Times Festival of Books

Read highlights from the L.A. Times Festival of Books, including author panels, exclusive video interviews and photo galleries of the scene at USC.

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  • Judith Freeman on the influence of Raymond Chandler [Video]

    Judith Freeman on the influence of Raymond Chandler [Video]

    At the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Sunday, I got a chance to sit down with novelist and nonfiction writer Judith Freeman to discuss the lure of Southern California as a literary landscape, and also the influence of Raymond Chandler on the city and its cultural life. "When I moved here,...

  • Jonathan Lethem on his upcoming novel, 'Dissident Gardens' [video]

    Jonathan Lethem on his upcoming novel, 'Dissident Gardens' [video]

    Writer Jonathan Lethem took some time to join us in our secret video booth at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. He gave us a preview of his next novel, "Dissident Gardens," which will be coming to bookstores in September. "It's about American leftists," he explains in the video. "Specifically,...

  • Janet Fitch on the writers she admires and her next book [video]

    Janet Fitch on the writers she admires and her next book [video]

    Janet Fitch's first novel, "White Oleander," hit big when it was picked by Oprah for her book club. Before that happened, she was just another aspiring writer in this big city. She sat down with me at the L.A. Times Festival of Books and talked about who she used to come to see. Sometimes, when...

  • Daniel Handler on the ups and downs of being Lemony Snicket [Video]

    Daniel Handler on the ups and downs of being Lemony Snicket [Video]

    Daniel Handler dropped by our video booth at the L.A. Times Festival of Books before appearing live with children's book illustrator Jon Klassen, collaborator on the new children's book "The Dark." Handler has written fiction aimed at adults, but he is best known to the under-18 set as Lemony Snicket,...

  • Margaret Atwood on literary Los Angeles and writing serially [video]

    Margaret Atwood on literary Los Angeles and writing serially [video]

    Behind the scenes at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, book critic David Ulin talked to Margaret Atwood about Los Angeles, literature and what it's like to write a serial novel. Atwood, who had been awarded the Innovators Prize at the L.A. Times book awards Friday night, spoke to a full crowd at...

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