As I mentioned to someone yesterday, this is my favorite time of year: The LA Times Festival of Books. Switching things up a little bit, I am doing some panel coverage for Jacket Copy. (I have to say that having a press pass and green room access doesn't suck). You can look for posts over there and/or follow my Twitter stream for updates throughout the day. Below are some photos from yesterday's panels (and some post-festival cocktails).
Fiction: The Writer's Ear (l to r: Julia Leigh, Laila Lalami, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum)
Publishing 3.0 (l to r: David Ulin, Sara Nelson, Richard Nash, Otis Chandler, Patrick Brown)