Marcia Clark is best known as the prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, but did you know she also writes crime novels? Her latest, "Blood Defense," comes out May 1 and focuses on a "morally ambiguous" defense attorney.
Here's what she recently told The Times:
The prosecution has to go with the evidence and the facts and tell the story as it happened. ... The defense has more creative freedom. All you have to do is look for a defense that works. But it doesn't have to be the truth. Sometimes you get lucky and it is, but sometimes you don't, and either way it doesn't matter. You're there to defend the client, and that's your job.
Clark will appear on the "Crime Fiction" panel Saturday at 1 p.m.
Arianna Huffington talked about sleep, sex (it's "Mother Nature's Ambien," she said) and Donald Trump during her conversation with Times columnist Robin Abcarian at Sunday's Festival of Books. Her new book, "The Sleep Revolution," makes the case for getting more shut-eye -- advice she especially wants our leaders to follow. Here are three highlights from the conversation:
Arianna Huffington talks with Times columnist Robin Abcarian about sex at the Festival of Books at USC.
Arianna Huffington talks with Times columnist Robin Abcarian about leadership at the Festival of Books at USC.
Deputy Director of Audience Engagement Michelle Maltais sent her cub reporters out to the Festival of Books to ask attendees why they read and write. Prepare to clutch your heart as you watch these adorable dispatches.
Michael Connelly, the popular detective novelist and the man behind Amazon's "Bosch," was among this weekend's special guests. Earlier today, he joined "Bosch" star Titus Welliver at Bovard Auditorium to discuss how the show is made. But Connelly didn't just stop by for his event. He spent the weekend with us, spreading the #bookfest love.
"I go to many, many book festivals in many, man cities and this is, by far, the best one." Thank you, Michael Connelly, we love having you!