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LIVE Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: April 18 & 19, 2015

by Cleve Corner

BookTV 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.  Our schedule of coverage includes:

 

SATURDAY 

 

1:30 PM  - 2:30 PM ET     PANEL: JOURNALISM

  • Jeff Hobbs                The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League        
  • Joshua Horowitz        War of the Whales: A True Story 
  • Hector Tobar             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 

  • Tom Hayden              Listen Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters 

 

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET        PANEL:  PUBLISHING

  • Reagan Arthur            Vice President & Editorial Director, Reagan Arthur Books (Imprint of Little, Brown)
  • Bonnie Nadell             President, Hill Nadell Literary Agency
  • Ethan Nosowsky         Editorial Director, Graywolf Press

 

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM ET         PANEL:  BIOGRAPHIES OF WORLD LEADERS

  • A. Scott Berg              Wilson
  • Kristin Downey            Isabella: The Warrior Queen
  • Stephen Kotkin           Stalin: Volume I - Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

 

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET         PANEL: SCIENCE

  • Amir Alexander          Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World
  • Michael Benson          Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time
  • Martin Blaser             Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibotics is Fueling Our Modern Plague

 

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET         VIEWER CALL-IN

  • Hugh Hewitt              The Queen: The Epic Ambition and the Coming of a Second "Clinton Era" 

 

 SUNDAY

 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET     AUTHOR CONVERSATION

  •  Claudia Rankine         Citizen: An American Lyric 

 

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET      VIEWER CALL-IN

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

 

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET       PANEL: CALIFORNIA HISTORY

  • Steven Hackel             Junipero Serra: California's Founding Father
  • Les Standiford              Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles
  • Miriam Pawel              The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography

 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET      PANEL: AMERICAN HISTORY

  • Edward Larson           The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789
  • Scott Martelle             The Madman and the Assassin: The Strange Life of Boston Corbett, the Man who Killed John Wilkes Booth
  • Richard Reeves           Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II

 

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM ET      VIEWER CALL-IN

  • Robert Scheer             They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies are Destroying America

 

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET       PANEL: CRIME

  •  Ruben Castaneda        S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.
  • Sam Quinones             Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
  • Barry Siegel                Manifest Injustice: The True Story of a Convicted Murderer and the Lawyers Who Fought for His Freedom
  • Deanne Stillman          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 

  • Ben Shapiro                 The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration