L.A. Times Festival of Books

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books takes place this weekend, which means that I will be closing up shop early this week in order to travel to California. The FOB is one of my favorite book fests–it’s always singularly well organized, well attended, and has a great line up. You can view the event program here and the list of authors here. So many people, so little time! But I plan on somehow making it to all of Tod Goldberg‘s panels.

I will be doing a panel myself on Sunday; here are the details:

Sunday, April 30
10:00 AM
First Fiction: Finding a Voice
Mark Rozzo (moderator), Laila Lalami, Lisa Fugard, Adrienne Sharp and Marlon James
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
UCLA Campus

If you are in town for the fest, I also recommend you clear your schedule on Saturday night for Jim Ruland’s Vermin on the Mount, which takes place at the Mountain Bar in Chinatown. This time, readers include: Cecil Castellucci, Ron Currie, Neale DeSousa, Ben Ehrenreich, Lisa Glatt, Alexis Orgera, Salvador Plascencia, and Steve Rinella. Until then, ciao.