LA Times Book Festival Preview

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The LA Times’ Josh Getlin previews the goings-on at this weekend’s LA Times Book Festival (which Ron is lucky to attend while I recover from Edgar-related festivities.) With nearly 400 authors in 100 booths plus a multitude of panels, no wonder more than 200,000 people show up at UCLA campus for the weekend. “The lineup is overwhelming,” said Debby Applegate, a Connecticut-based historian who won a Pulitzer Prize last week for THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN AMERICA, a biography of abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher. “But it’s not surprising. Los Angeles is a city of storytellers, and this weekend they’re all in one place.”

Later on the piece breaks down the Festival by numbers with “4 reasons not to avoid panel overload” and “2 chances to celebrate” – the LA Times Fest awards and a pre-awards dinner with the finalists.