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Meghan Trainor, Michael Connelly: Best photos from Festival of Books

Meghan Trainor, author of "Dear Future Mama: A TMI Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood from Your Bestie"
Meghan Trainor, author of “Dear Future Mama: A TMI Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood from Your Bestie,” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio at the Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club of USC on Saturday.
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The 28th Los Angeles Times Festival of Books returned to the University of Southern California on Saturday and Sunday — and in a big way. Many of the 550 guests stopped by our portrait studio: Meghan Trainor, Michael Connelly, Jennifer Garner and more poets, artists, chefs, journalists, celebrities and musicians.

Here are some of the best photos from the day of people who did their best to entertain our photographer Myung J. Chun.

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Angie Thomas, author of “Nic Blake and the Remarkables: The Manifestor Prophecy,” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 23.
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Jayden Elijah, Alexis Schaitkin, West Duchovny, Leila Gerstein, Betsy Brandt, Alycia Debnam-Carey and Josh Bonzie at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Portrait Studio at the Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club of USC.
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Meghan Trainor, author of "Dear Future Mama: A TMI Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood from Your Bestie"
Meghan Trainor, author of “Dear Future Mama: A TMI Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood from Your Bestie,” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio at the Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club of USC on Saturday.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
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James Ellroy, author of "The Enchanters: A Novel," at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Portrait Studio.
James Ellroy, author of “The Enchanters: A Novel,” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio at the Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club of USC on Saturday.
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Michael Connelly, author of "Desert Star," at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Portrait Studio.
Michael Connelly, author of “Desert Star,” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio at the Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club of USC on Saturday.
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Laura Dave and Jennifer Garner at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Portrait Studio.
Laura Dave and Jennifer Garner at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio at the Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club of USC on Saturday.
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Jesse Leon, author of "I'm Not Broken: A Memoir," at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Portrait Studio.
Jesse Leon, author of “I’m Not Broken: A Memoir,” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio at the Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club of USC on Saturday.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Rachel Lindsay, author of "Real Love: A Novel," at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Portrait Studio.
Rachel Lindsay, author of “Real Love: A Novel,” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio at the Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club of USC on Saturday.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Shaunna Stith and John Stith, at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Portrait Studio.
Shaunna Stith and John Stith, at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio at the Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club of USC on Saturday.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
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James Hannaham at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
James Hannaham, author of “Delicious Foods,” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio.
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Jemele Hill at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
Jemele Hill, author of “Uphill: A Memoir,” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio.
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Courtney Faye Taylor at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Portrait studio.
Courtney Faye Taylor at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio.
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Cathleen Schine at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio.
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Betsy Brandt at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Portrait studio.
Betsy Brandt at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio.
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Lynne E. Thompson at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio.
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George M. Johnson at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Portrait Studio.
George M. Johnson at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio.
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Ivy Pochoda, author of "These Women: A Novel," at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio.
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Cara Mentzel and Idina Menzel at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio.
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Katie Porter, author of "I Swear: Politics Is Messier Than My Minivan," at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
Katie Porter, author of “I Swear: Politics Is Messier Than My Minivan,” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio.
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Saeed Jones at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio.
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Annalee Newitz at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio.
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Akilah Hughes, Lane Moore with dog Lights, and Judy Greer at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
Akilah Hughes, Lane Moore with dog Lights, and Judy Greer at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio.
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Gabino Iglesias at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio.
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John Scalzi
John Scalzi, author of “Starter Villain,” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books portrait studio.
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