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Festival of Books: Gladwell, Choi and Oates close out fest's 20th year
Festival of Books: Gladwell, Choi and Oates close out fest's 20th year

By the time the 20th Los Angeles Times Festival of Books wound down Sunday, thousands of Angelenos had listened to debates on social justice and racial bias, short stories versus novels, and heard from authors like Malcolm Gladwell and Joyce Carol Oates as well as restaurateur Roy Choi. The crowds descended on USC over the weekend to celebrate the power of books and to experience conversations, discussions, performances, book-signings and cooking demonstrations. British rocker Billy Idol was one of the biggest draws to the L.A. Times Stage on Saturday. Though he was there to discuss his memoir "Dancing With Myself" (2014), Idol performed his 1980s-era hit...

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