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.Mary McNamara has worked for the Los Angeles Times for 19 years, writing extensively about the inner workings of Hollywood. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children. Oscar Season is McNamara's debut novel.Michael J. Fox's acting successes include Back to the Future and his award-winning role in Spin City. He launched the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Fox is the author of the best seller Lucky Man and the newly published Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist.
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