The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.David L. Ulin is book editor of the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of The Myth of Solid Ground: Earthquakes, Prediction, and the Fault Line Between Reason and Faith and he is the editor of Another City: Writing from Los Angeles and Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology.John Haskell is the author of the novels Out of My Skin and American Purgatorio. He is a contributor to the radio programs The Next Big Thing and Studio 360. Haskell divides his time between New York and California.Hari Kunzru is an award-winning author, who was named one of Granta's "Twenty Best Fiction Writers Under 40." His novel The Impressionist was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist. Kunzru's most recent novel is My Revolutions.Antoine Wilson is the author of the novel The Interloper. His work has appeared in the Paris Review, StoryQuarterly and Best New American Voices, among other publications. He is a contributing editor of A Public Space.John Wray is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, The Right Hand of Sleep and Canaan's Tongue. He was named one of Grantamagazine's Best of Young American Novelists in 2007. Wray's most recent novel is Lowboy.
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