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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

26th June 2013

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books took place for its third year at the University of Southern California.

The book festival began in 1996 and has been a success ever since, for the last three years the festival has been hosted on the USC grounds and encourages students to get involved. Festival goers have the chance to meet famous authors and writers, see celebrities and watch culinary greats create their latest recipes. There is also live music and cultural entertainment to be enjoyed by everyone.

At this year’s festival there was an awards ceremony for the best books of 2012. Poet, novelist and short story teller, Margaret Attwood won the 2012 Innovators Award and writer, historian and professor Kevin Starr won the 2012 Kirsch Award.

The festival has so far gained recognition internationally and this year’s celebrity attendees included actress and screenwriter Nia Vardalos, actor and producer Tom Sizemore and Breakfast Club actress Molly Ringwald also made an appearance. Harry Potter Director, Chris Columbus was at the festival promoting his new book ‘House of Secrets’.

The L.A Times Festival of Books caters to a variety of artists and this year’s authors and performers included outspoken L.A Times politics and culture journalist Robin Abcarian, Kathleen Sharp, an international speaker and author of ‘Blood Medicine’ and successful author and pilot, Stuart Woods.

There were many more impressive names at the two day festival, enabling literary fans to meet a host of authors and writers. 

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