George Saunders

L.A. Times Festival of Books features musings on Trump, feminism, art and more

L.A. Times Festival of Books features musings on Trump, feminism, art and more

The presidency of Donald Trump and its implications on a wide range of areas — feminism, race relations, arts, science, children and even writing itself — was a powerful theme during the first day of the 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday at USC.

The two-day festival — the nation’s largest dedicated to books — featured lectures, workshops and discussions with such luminaries as bestselling author George Saunders, former Lakers star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, writer and historian Rebecca Solnit and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis.

On Saturday afternoon, a packed house greeted Lewis and his coauthors of the “March” trilogy, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, at...

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