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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.

Kenneth Turan has been film critic at the Los Angeles Times for more than 10 years and is a contributor to NPR's Morning Edition. His latest book is Now in Theaters Everywhere. Turan is the director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.

Cari Beauchamp is an award-winning writer of Hollywood histories, biographies, and documentary films. Her most recent title is Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years. Beauchamp is an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scholar.

Stefan Kanfer, author of eight books, is a contributing editor at City Journal and writes extensively on a wide range of political, social, and cultural topics. His most recent book is Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando.Glenn Lovell is the former film critic for the San Jose Mercury News. He has written for the Los Angeles Times and the Miami Herald, among other publications. Lovell is the author of Escape Artist: The Life and Films of John Sturges. Richard Schickel is a film critic for Time and the producer-writer-director of more than 30 documentaries about iconic film figures. He is the author of many books on film, including his newest book You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story.

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