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Judy Blume's Advice on Getting Your Kids to Read

Deborah Stambler | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home
Deborah Stambler

Before you give your child a book, leave it lying around the house.Then, when your daughter asks about it, tell her that you picked it up for her, but now you're not sure she's old enough for it.

PHOTOS: Highlights Of L.A. Times Book Festival

Zoë Triska | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home

This was our first year at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and it was long overdue. There was so much to see, experience, and read. Famou...

Rodney King: 'I Was One Of The Lucky Ones'

2012-04-18-Screenshot20120418at4.15.09PM.png | Posted 04.23.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes to us courtesy of Neon Tommy. By Tracy Bloom Lucky is not exactly the word one would use to describe someone who’s videotaped...

An Unlikely Symbol: Patt Morrison on Rodney King

Deborah Stambler | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home
Deborah Stambler

In discussing Rodney King's new book and her upcoming conversation at the festival, columnist Patt Morrison shared some thoughts on how we look at Rodney King and what's happened in L.A. since the riots in 1992.

Your Weekend To Do List: Doo Dah Parade & The LA Times Book Fest

| Katherine Spiers | Posted 06.28.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles is catering to every hobby this weekend, from reading to shopping to letting one's freak flag fly. Here's what do do April 29th to May 1st...

Book Events In LA: Dinners, Festivals And Stand Up

| Katie Bain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Story courtesy of City's Best. By Katie Bain Los Angeles is a hive of literary achievement, with an incredible cache of top-notch writing talent...

LA Times Festival Of Books To Move To USC

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will move its weekend-long celebration of the written word to the USC campus next spring after 15 years across...

Highlights From L.A. Times Festival of Books

Brad Schreiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Schreiber

The largest book festival in the US, the recently concluded L.A. Times Festival of Books, on the UCLA campus, is one of the few times one can savor excessive traffic.

The Los Angeles Book Festival: A Good Discussion

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Tom Matlack

Honestly I didn't want to go. Panel discussions are not my bag. I had to fly all the way across the country from Boston to LA. And it so happened that I would miss my daughter's first prom.

Voice in Fiction: A Favorite MFA/Writing Program Shibboleth

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anis Shivani

I hope I never see the day when I've found my voice. How is it possible to ever find your voice? Voice is mystical. It puts the writer on a pedestal. No writer worth his salt ought to want that.

L.A. Times Festival Of Books: The Stars Come Out To Celebrate Books (PHOTOS)

Mark Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Coggins

To my mind, the two authors at the festival who best represented where the industry has been and where it could be headed were Herman Wouk and Dave Eggers.

"What Are You Reading?" Asked the LA Times Festival of Books

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

In a city known for its Hollywood glitz and climate-friendly outdoor living, what many don't know about Los Angeles is how much it reveres its book festival.

LA Times Festival of Books: Notable Speakers & Hot Books

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Ali Binazir

At the LA Times Festival of Books, I was thrilled to meet the likes of Buzz Aldrin, Dr. Gary Small, author of iBrain, Sebastian Junger, author of War, among others.

'Asterios Polyp' Wins First L.A. Times Book Prize For Graphic Novels

Los Angeles Times | Geoff Boucher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This is the 30th anniversary of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes but this year's ceremony was the first to award a prize in the graphic novel categor...

L.A. Times Festival Of Books Attracts Over 130,000 People, Bestselling Authors

Reuters | Sue Zeidler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Fans met authors at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books -- billed as North America's biggest literary event -- where in a sign of the times Apple'...

L.A. Times Festival Of Books This Weekend: Jeff Garlin, Alicia Silverstone, Other Celebrities To Make Appearances

The Los Angeles Times | Susan King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There will be award-winning novelists and bestselling mystery writers, leading historians and experts on nearly everything under the sun. But it would...

Authors Show Eclectic Style at the LA Times Festival of Books

Megan Sayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Megan Sayers

I saw Tory Burch flats, an Armani silk sheath, three different shirts featuring kittens chasing yarn, I even saw one man walking out of the bathrooms in a plaid kilt.