It’s time again for the nation’s largest literary festival, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books! The 23rd annual event, taking place April 21-22 at the University of Southern California, will feature more than 500 authors, celebrities, musicians, artists and chefs. On Friday, April 20, the 38th annual Book Prizes will honor pioneer of modern gay and Chicano literature, John Rechy, with the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, and Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl, with the Innovator’s Award, alongside 11 outstanding literary works published during the last year.
The festival is free and open to the public. Attendees can purchase Festival Passes (which provide advance reservations for up to 20 conversations) as well as tickets to the Book Prizes, starting Thursday, March 15. The full festival line-up will be announced the same day.
Further information can be found on the festival website and Twitter feed (#bookfest). Check back soon for updates!