The crowds are massive, the many attractions and activities are scattered all over this campus, and the lines to see blockbuster authors are formidable.
The Festival of Books is coming, and five UCLA faculty authors are joining the panels. From left to right: Roger Farmer, Darnell Hunt, Geoffrey Robinson, Joyce Appleby and Richard Baum.
But there is nothing quite like the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books in association with UCLA anywhere in the country that mixes intellectual discourse, scavenger hunts, entertainment for the whole family, celebrity appearances, stage performances, and books and authors galore.
And it’s happening here, to the glee of book fans, followers of history and politics, and lovers of the written word alike. It’s coming up Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25, on the UCLA campus.
This year, five faculty authors will be taking part in panel discussions that will range from “Hollywood: Life in the Biz” to “Does the American Economy Have a Future?”
Read more about each of the five panelists and their latest books:
Joyce Appleby: "The Relentless Revolution: a History of Capitalism" (Norton, 2010)
Richard Baum: "China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom" (University of Washington, 2010)
Roger Farmer: “How The Economy Works: Confidence, Crashes and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies” (Oxford University Press, 2010)
Darnell Hunt: “Black Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial Realities” (New York University Press, 2010)
Geoffrey Robinson: “If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die: How Genocide was Stopped in East Timor” (Princeton University Press, 2010)
While general admission to the festival is free, you will need tickets to attend the panel discussions and conversations with authors.
Darnell Hunt will be appearing 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Humanities A51 with the “Hollywood” panel while Geoffrey Robinson will be participating in a discussion of “History: Rising Above Oppression” at 11 a.m. Saturday in Haines 39.
On Sunday, Joyce Appleby and Roger Farmer will appear on the panel on the American economy at 11 a.m. in Haines 39. And at noon in Young Hall CS 50, Richard Baum will be discussing “China: The Next Super Power?” with three other panelists.