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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books LIVE on Book TV - April 18 and 19
by Caitlin Hillyard

Book TV will be LIVE from the 20th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California on April 18 and 19, 2015. You can also watch C-SPAN's coverage of the festival from past years here.

Our schedule of coverage includes:

Saturday, April 18

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM ET: Panel Discussion on Journalism

Jeff Hobbs, author of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

Joshua Horowitz, author of War of the Whales: A True Story

Hector Tobar, author of Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM ET: Viewer call-in with Tom Hayden, author of Listen Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET: Panel Discussion on Publishing

Reagan Arthur, vice president and editorial director of Reagan Arthur Books (Imprint of Little, Brown)

Bonnie Nadell, president of Hill Nadell Literary Agency

Ethan Nosowsky, editorial director of Graywolf Press 

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM ET: Panel Discussion on Biographies of World Leaders

A. Scott Berg, author of Wilson

Kristin Downey, author of Isabella: The Warrior Queen

Stephen Kotkin, author of Stalin: Volume I - Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET: Panel Discussion on Science

Amir Alexander, author of Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World

Michael Benson, author of Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time

Martin Blaser, author of Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibotics is Fueling Our Modern Plague

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET : Viewer Call-in with Hugh Hewitt, author of The Queen: The Epic Ambition and the Coming of a Second "Clinton Era"

Sunday, April 19

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET: Author Conversation with Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen: An American Lyric

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET Viewer Call-in with Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET: Panel Discussion on California History

Steven Hackel, author of Junipero Serra: California's Founding Father

Les Standiford, author of Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles

Miriam Pawel, author of The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET: Panel Discussion on American History

Edward Larson, author of The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789

Scott Martelle, author of The Madman and the Assassin: The Strange Life of Boston Corbett, the Man who Killed John Wilkes Booth

Richard Reeves, author of Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM ET: Viewer Call-in with Robert Scheer, author of They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies are Destroying America

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET: Panel Discussion on Crime

Ruben Castaneda, author of S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.

Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

Barry Siegel, author of Manifest Injustice: The True Story of a Convicted Murderer and the Lawyers Who Fought for His Freedom

Deanne Stillman, author of Desert Reckoning: A Town Sherriff, a Mojave Hermit, and the Biggest Manhunt in Modern California History

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET: Viewer Call-in with Ben Shapiro, author of The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration