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TODAYPratap Chatterjee The author of " Halliburton's Army" will present and sign his new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 5 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Dan Simmons The author of "Drood" will read and sign his new novel about the final, mysterious years of Charles Dickens' life. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 3 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

MONDAYT.C. Boyle The prolific author will read and sign his latest, "The Women." Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

Pratap Chatterjee The author of "Halliburton's Army" will present and sign his new book. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Azadeh Moaveni Aloud at Central Library presents the author of "Honeymoon in Tehran: Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran" in conversation with Muhammad Sahimi. www.aloudla.org. Richard J. Riordan Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (213) 228-7025.

Richard Seireeni The author of "The Gort Cloud" will present and sign his new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

TUESDAYCharles Bock The author of "Beautiful Children" will read and sign his debut novel. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Mohamed El-Erian Aloud at Central Library presents the investment manager and author of "When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies in the Age of Global Economic Change" as part of the Aloud Business Forum series. The program will be preceded by breakfast at 7:30 a.m. www.aloudla.org. Richard J. Riordan Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 8:15 a.m. $20. (213) 228-7025.

Joanne Fluke The author will present and sign her latest mystery thriller, "Cream Puff Murder." Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

WEDNESDAYLawrence Weschler Aloud at Central Library presents the veteran New Yorker staff writer in conversation with John Walsh. www.aloudla.org. Richard J. Riordan Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (213) 228-7025.

THURSDAYKim Gatlin The author of "Good Christian Bitches" will present and sign her new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

Michele Zackheim The author of "Broken Colors" will read and sign her new novel. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

SATURDAYAlida Brill The author of "Dancing at the River's Edge" will present and sign the new dual memoir, told from the perspective of doctor and patient. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 5 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

A Night With Narrow Books Joseph Mattson, author of "Eat Hell," and contributors to "Two Letters Collection of Art and Writing, Vol. 2" will discuss and sign the new books, both recently released by the indie imprint. Musical guest Horse Thieves will perform. Stories, 1716 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 6 p.m. Free. (213) 413-3733.

Reframing Critical Practices of New York Artists in the Early Nineties A panel discussion featuring Andrea Fraser, Simon Leung and Lincoln Tobier, moderated by Liz Kotz. Schindler House/MAK Center for Art and Architecture, 835 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Free. (323) 651-1510.

Science Fiction Symposium Aimee Bender ("The Girl in the Flammable Skirt"), David Sandner ("The Fantastic Sublime") and Mark Von Schlegell ("Venusia") will discuss their work in a panel moderated by Claire Phillips. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Ve

rmont Ave., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

NEXT SUNDAYGeorgina Spelvin The star of "The Devil in Miss Jones" will present and sign her new memoir, "The Devil Made Me Do It." Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175.

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