Los Angeles Times Reveals Lineup for 28th Annual Festival of Books, April 22 and 23

The Los Angeles Times previously announced the lineup for the
Festival of Books, to be held April 22-23 at the University of Southern California. Heralded as the nation’s largest literary festival, the event will bring more than 500 writers, experts and
storytellers, and hundreds of exhibitors to the 226-acre campus.

Festival highlights also include:
● A screening of episode one of Apple TV+’s limited series “The Last Thing He Told Me,”
based on the book of the same name, plus a discussion with author and executive
producer Laura Dave and star and executive producer Jennifer Garner.
● L.A. Times Book Club featuring a conversation with Gabrielle Zevin, author of
“Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow.”
● Seven outdoor stages and activity areas: L.A. Times Main Stage, L.A. Times en Español
Stage, Children’s Stage, Poetry Stage, USC Stage, USC Friends and Neighbors Stage
and YA Stage
● Celebrity authors, family-friendly entertainment, Spanish-language programming,
interactive games and exhibits.
● Expert panels on a variety of topics ranging from pop culture to politics.
● More than 250 exhibitors with merchandise for sale, activities and giveaways.
● Live music, food trucks and more.

To kick off the literary weekend, on the evening of Friday, April 21, The Times will host the 43rd
annual Book Prizes at USC’s Bovard Auditorium. The event will honor James Ellroy with the
Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, the American Library Association’s Freedom to
Read Foundation with the Innovator’s Award and recognize outstanding literary achievements
in 12 categories. The complete list of finalists and further information, including ticket packages,
is available at latimes.com/BookPrizes.
The 28th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

The 28th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is presented in association with USC.
Admission to the festival is free. Friend of the Festival packages (advance ticket packages),
which include reservations for indoor conversations, weekend parking and festival merchandise,
among other exclusives, are available for purchase now. Individual conversation tickets will be
available April 16. Schedule, location, ticket and transportation information can be found on the
festival website with updates and highlights available on the Facebook page, Twitter and
Instagram feeds (#bookfest).

Credit: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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