Authors get animated in moving images at the Festival of Books

Cecil Castellucci, top left, Steph Cha, Nathan Evison and Glory Edim.
(Jay L. Clenidenin / Los Angeles Times)

At the Los Angeles Times’ Festival of Books, authors who may rarely be seen are able to show a bit more personality than usual. Our photographer Jay L. Clendenin was able to coax fun moments out of authors who stopped by the L.A. Times Studio at the University of Southern California. Here are some of the boomerang images that were captured.

Cecil Castellucci, author of “Don’t Cosplay with My Heart.”


Maureen Johnson, author of “Truly Devious: A Mystery.”

Annalee Newitz, author of “Autonomus.”

Daniel A. Olivas, author of “Crossing the Border: Collected Poems.”

Jonathan Evison, author of “Lawn Boy.”

Dr. Lucy Jones, author of “The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them).”


Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a Brooklyn-based book club and digital platform.

Joshua Wheeler, author of “Acid West.”

Victor LaValle, author of “The Changeling.”

Chelsey Johnson, author of “Stray City: A Novel.”

Steph Cha, author of “Dead Soon Enough: A Juniper Song Mystery.”