Kinokuniya, Heritage Source to Present Authors at Festival of Books

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The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held the weekend of April 30-May 1 at a new location, the USC campus. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The event began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together people who create books with people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become one of the largest and most prestigious book festivals in the country, attracting more than 140,000 book lovers each year.

People of all ages from across Southern California and other parts of the country attend the festival, which is free and open to the public. It includes author events, storytelling, cooking demonstrations and poetry readings, along with nearly 300 exhibitor booths representing booksellers, publishers, literacy and cultural organizations.

Both Heritage Source and Kinokuniya Bookstore will have booths featuring authors and illustrators signing their books. The schedule is as follows:

Heritage Source, Booth 232

Saturday

• Wakako Yamauchi, “Rosebud and Other Stories,” 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• John McReynolds,  “Vanished: Lompoc’s Japanese,” 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• Christy Hale, “The East-West House: Noguchi’s Childhood in Japan,” 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

• Donald Hata and Mary Higuchi, “Japanese Americans and World War II,” 12 to 2 p.m.

• Karen Tei Yamashita, “I-Hotel,” “Brazil Maru,” 1:30 to 3 p.m.

• Naomi Hirahara, “Blood Hina,” “Snakeskin Shamisen,” 2 to 4 p.m.

• Kathryn Otoshi, “Zero,” “One,” 2 to 5 p.m.

• Romulus Hillsborough, “Shinsengumi,” “Ryoma,” 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday

• Willie Ito, Shig Yabu, Barbara Bazaldua, “A Boy of Heart Mountain,” 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• Toyomi Igus, “Two Mrs. Gibsons,” 12 to 1:30 p.m.

• Kaori Tanegashima, “Daughter of a Gun,” 1 to 3 p.m.

• Nina Revoyr, “Wingshooters,” “The Age of Dreaming,” 1:30 to 3 p.m.

• Cynthia Kadohata, “Kira-Kira,” “A Million Shades of Gray,” 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Kinokuniya Bookstore, Booth 190

Saturday

• James Jean, “Kindling,” “Fables,” “XOXO,” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Kathryn Otoshi, “Zero,” “One,” “Maneki Neko,” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Naomi Hirahara, “Blood Hina,” “1001 Cranes,” 1 to 2 p.m.

• Romulus Hillsborough, “Samurai Tales,” “Shinsengumi,” “Ryoma,” 1 to 2:30 p.m.

• Ann Martin Bowler, “All About Korea,” “Adventures of the Treasure Fleet,” 2:30 to 4 p.m.

• Christy Hale, “The East West House: Noguchi’s Childhood in Japan,” 2:30 to 4 p.m.

• Karen Tei  Yamashita, “I-Hotel,” “Circle K Cycles,” “Tropic of Orange,” “Brazil Maru,” 4 to 5:30 p.m.

• Michael Emmerich (translator), “Read Real Japanese Fiction: Short Stories by Contemporary Writers,” “Manazuru” by Hiromi Kawakami, “Asleep” by Banana Yoshimoto, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday

• Kaori Tanegashima, “Daughter of a Gun,” 10 to 11:30 a.m.

• Mna Javaherbin, “The Secret Message,” “Goal,” 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• Nina Revoyr, “Wingshooters,” “Age of Dreaming,” “Southland,” 12 to 1 p.m.

• Cynthia Kadohata, “A Million Shades of Grey,” “Outside Beauty,” Weedflower,” “Cracker,” “Kira Kira,” 1 to 2 p.m.

• Ann Martin Bowler, “All About Korea,” “Adventures of the Treasure Fleet,” 2 to 3:30 p.m.

• Shigeru Yabu, Willie Ito, Barbara Bazaldua, “A Boy of Heart Mountain,” 2 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information on the festival, call (213) 237-BOOK, email [email protected] or visit http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/contact/.

For more information on Heritage Source, call (661) 263-0623 or visit www.heritagesource.com.

For more information on Kinokuniya, call (213) 687-4480 or visit www.kinokuniya.com.

(Note: This is an updated version of an article that was posted previously.)

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