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L.A. Times Photo Studio at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Author of “He Said, She Said: Lessons, Stories, and Mistakes From My Transgender Journey,” Gigi Gorgeous is photographed in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Lilliam Rivera in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Jericho Brown, author of “The Tradition," in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Janet Fitch in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Lilliam Rivera in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author of “The Tradition,” Jericho Brown, in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author of “The Book of Ruin,” Rigoberto Gonzalez, in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Kwame Alexander at the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author and Los Angeles Times columnist Patt Morrison at the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Ruth Reichl at the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author and Times columnist Steve Lopez at the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Kwame Alexander at the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Rigoberto Gonzalez, author of “The Book of Ruin," in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Ruth Reichl at the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author of “He Said, She Said: Lessons, Stories, and Mistakes from My Transgender Journey,” Gigi Gorgeous is photographed in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio, at USC.

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Author Susan Orlean in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio, at USC.

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Author Don Winslow in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio, at USC.

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Author Janet Fitch in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Susan Orlean in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio, at USC.

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Author Sandra Cisneros in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Dave Barry in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio, at USC.

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Author Damon Young  in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio, at USC.

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Author Dave Barry in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio, at USC.

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Author Sandra Cisneros  in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Damon Young in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio, at USC.

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Author Karamo Brown is photographed in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio, at USC. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Author Marcellus Wiley is photographed in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio, at USC. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Author Adam Higginbotham is photographed in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio, at USC. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Author Karamo Brown is photographed in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio, at USC. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Illustrator of the children’s series “Fancy Nancy,” Robin Preiss Glasser is photographed in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Cory Doctorow is photographed in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Bret Easton Ellis is photographed in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Henry Thomas is photographed in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Yesika Salgado is photographed in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Illustrator of the children’s series “Fancy Nancy,” Robin Preiss Glasser is photographed in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Maurene Goo is photographed in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Bret Easton Ellis is photographed in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Laila Lalami is photographed in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Jasmine Guillory is photographed in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio at USC.

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Author Glory Edim is photographed in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio, at USC. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Author T.C. Boyle is photographed in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio, at USC. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Author Glory Edim is photographed in the L.A. Times Festival of Books photo studio, at USC. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
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