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Inside the Festival of Books

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Arianna Huffington, right, chats with Times columnist Robin Abcarian at the Festival of Books at USC’s Bovard Auditorium.

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Author Carrie Brownstein signs books at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday. (Christina House / Christina House)
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Los Angeles Times writer Lorraine Ali, left, shares a laugh with Author Carrie Brownstein during an interview at the L.A. Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday.

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Jasper Joseph, 13, of Santa Monica, dives into a book at the Festival of Books on the USC campus.

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Book bags are in tow as the sun peeks out during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday.

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Elizabeth Bernal browses through an aisle of books at the Festival of Books.

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Attendees at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC on Sunday. (Christina House / Christina House)
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The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes are awarded at the USC Bovard Auditorium. Poet Juan Felipe Herrera, center, accepts the Robert Kirsch Award from Patt Morrison and David Ulin.

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The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes are awarded at the USC Bovard Auditorium. Mystery/Thriller winner Don Winslow accepts his award from fellow author and former prosecutor Marcia Clark.

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The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes are awarded at the USC Bovard Auditorium. Author James Patterson speaks after receiving the Innovator’s Award.

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The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes are awarded at the USC Bovard Auditorium. Winners and presenters gather for a group photo.

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Attendees gather in excitement as Buzz Aldrin, author of “No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon,” is interviewed by Carolyn Kellogg during the 2016 Festival of Books.

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Buzz Aldrin, author of “No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon,” is interviewed by Carolyn Kellogg during the 2016 Festival of Books.

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Festival attendees cheer as Stan Lee gives an interview during the Festival of Books.

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Stan Lee, author of “Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir,” is interviewed by Jevon Phillips during the 2016 Festival of Books.

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Jonathan and Drew Scott, authors of “Dream Home: The Property Brothers Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House,” are interviewed by Yvonne Villarreal during the 2016 Festival of Books at USC.

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A crowd gathers to listen to the Property Brothers -- Jonathan and Drew Scott -- at the Festival of Books.

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Padma Lakshmi, author of “Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir,” is interviewed by Noelle Carter at the 2016 L.A. Times Festival of Books.

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Festival attendees wait at a book signing at the 2016 L.A. Times Festival of Books.

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Scarlette Lutz and her mother, Chris, read a book during the L.A. Times Festival of Books at USC.

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Kristie Sham fixes her hair before posing in front of a newly painted wall during the 2016 L.A. Times Festival of Books.

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Roland Appleby takes a stroll on his father Ben’s shoulders during the 2016 L.A. Times Festival of Books on the USC campus.

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Local artist Michele Peabody Myers works on a piece during the 2016 L.A. Times Festival of Books at USC.

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Alex Quintero, 3, looks overs a farm animal book.

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Festival-goers visit Red Barn Collections.

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Festival attendees throw a little paint on a wall during the 2016 Festival of Books at USC.

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Not wanting his newly painted face to get wet, Xavier Alvarez cruises the festival under an umbrella during the 2016 Festival of Books on Saturday.

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The USC marching band kicks off the start of the Festival of Books on Saturday

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Joanna Kim, 6, finds a quiet spot to read during the Festival of Books on Saturday.

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Jasmine Wang and Willy Tipper wait under an umbrella for Stan Lee’s book at the Festival of Books on Saturday.

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Festival attendees watch the USC Trojan marching band during the 2016 L.A. Times Festival of Books on Saturday.

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Attendees browse at Book Soup during the 2016 L.A. Times Festival of Books on Saturday at the USC campus.

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