Join us for another Los Angeles Times Festival of Books!

This year we have some incredible authors and artists dropping by our booth (#137):

Saturday, April 21, 2018

1:30pm-2pm: Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera is a poet, performance artist, and activist. The son of migrant farm workers, he was the U.S. Poet Laureate from 2015-2017. Herrera has published more than a dozen collections of poetry, in addition to short stories, young adult novels, and children's literature. Juan Felipe Herrera lives in California. He’ll be joining us to sign copies of his latest book of poetry Jabberwalking.

2pm-2:30pm: Hector Abad

Héctor Abad is one of Colombia's leading writers. Abad has worked as a lecturer in Spanish at the University of Verona and as a translator of Italian literature. Abad writes a weekly column for Columbia's national newspaper El Spectador. His memoir, Oblivion, was met with widespread critical acclaim. His novel La Oculta (The Farm) won the 2015 Cálamo Prize in Spain and was shortlisted for the Mario Vargas Llosa Prize. 

2:30pm-3pm: Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is the beloved author of many books for children, including Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux, both of which received Newbery Medals, and the Mercy Watson series. A former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature with more than 22 million books in print worldwide, DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week. Her most recent book is Raymie Nightingale.

3pm-3:30pm: Carmen Maria Machado

Carmen Maria Machado's debut story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, was a finalist for the National Book Award, winner of the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize, and is a finalist for the 2017 LA Times Book Prize in First Fiction. She is a fiction writer, critic, essayist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, Guernica, and elsewhere. She is the Writer in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Philadelphia with her wife.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

12pm-12:30pm: Dave Eggers

Eggers has written seven books, including A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, What is the What, and Zeitoun, the 2009 L.A. Times Book Prizes winner in Current Interest. That same year, Eggers was the inaugural winner of the L.A. Times Innovator’s Award. He is also the founder and editor of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house based in San Francisco. His most recent book is a middle-grade novel titled The Lifters.

12:30pm-1pm: George Rodriguez

Double Vision is the first ever career retrospective of Los Angeles photographer George Rodriguez. Since the 1950s, Rodriguez has quietly documented multiple social worlds—in California and beyond—that have never before been displayed together, a rare mix of Hollywood and Chicano L.A., film premieres and farmworker strikes, album covers and street scenes, celebrity portraits and civil rights marches.

1pm-1:30pm: Manuel Pastor

Manuel Pastor is a Professor of Sociology at the USC where he directs the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. The inaugural holder of USC's Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change, Pastor's research focuses on the economic, environmental and social conditions facing low-income urban communities - and the social movements seeking to change those realities. His latest book is State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future.

1:30pm-2pm: Leni Zumas

Leni Zumas is the author of the story collection Farewell Navigator and the novel The Listeners, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She is an associate professor in the MFA program in creative writing at Portland State University. She’ll be here to sign her most recent novel, Red Clocks.

2:30pm-3:00pm: Luis Alberto Urrea

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his landmark work of nonfiction The Devil's Highway, Luis Alberto Urrea is also the bestselling author of the novels The Hummingbird's Daughter, Into the Beautiful North, and Queen of America, as well as the story collection The Water Museum. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and an American mother, he lives outside of Chicago and teaches at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Urrea will be here signing his newest book House of Broken Angels.

Plus a great selection of titles representing your favorite bookstore, Skylight Books.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am
Event address: 
Los Angeles, CA 90007