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Author & Participation Bios

FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

April 19, 1998

Assistant counsel to the White House during the Reagan administration, Hewitt is co-host of the PBS news and public affairs show "Life & Times." He is the author of "The Embarrassed Believer."

GREG HISE

A Geography of Place: Sunday, 1 p.m.

Hise teaches at USC's School of Urban Planning and Development and is the author of "Magnetic Los Angeles: Planning the Twentieth-Century Metropolis."

CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS

Political Satire in the '90s: Sunday, 3:30 p.m.

Hitchens writes for Vanity Fair and the Nation. His books include "Prepared For the Worst," "Anglo-American Ironies" and "For the Sake of Argument."

MERLIN HOLLAND

Telling Lives: Saturday, 1:30

The only grandchild of Oscar Wilde, Holland is the author of "The Wilde Album," a pictorial biography published by Henry Holt. Holland is also planning a new edition of Wilde's letters and a work examining the impact of his death in 1900.

ROBERT LEE HOTZ

Pinker Solo Event: Sunday, 12:30 p.m.

Times science writer and a Pulitizer Prize finalist in 1987 for his coverage of genetic engineering issues, Hotz has received the Walter Sullivan Award from the American Geophysical Union. He is also a three-time recipient of the AAAS Science Journalism Award for distinguished science writing.

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON

Barnes & Noble Stage: Saturday, 1 p.m.

Political Satire in the '90s: Sunday, 3:30 p.m.

Huffington is a nationally syndicated columnist and a political commentator on KCRW's "Left, Right and Center." Her most recent book is "Greetings from the Lincoln Bedroom," a political satire.

MICHELLE HUNEVEN

Barnes & Noble Stage: Saturday, 3 p.m.

Michele Huneven is the author of "Round Rock." She is a freelance writer and

restaurant critic, whose work appears in The Times, Harper's and Buzz.

CHARLOTTE INNES

Gay & Lesbian Literature: Saturday, 4 p.m.

Innes writes about books for a variety of publications, including the Los Angeles Times Book Review, L.A. Weekly and the Nation.

PICO IYER

The Seasoned Traveller: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.

Iyer has covered the Olympics for Time magazine, reviewed books, plays and TV programs and contributed to Smithsonian, Harper's and Sports Illustrated. He is also the author of "Falling off the Map: Some Lonely Places of the World," "Tropical Classical" and "Cuba and the Night."

TAMAR JACOBY

Promised Land?: Saturday, 12:15 p.m.

Jacoby's writing has appeared in Book Review, the New Republic and The Wall Street Journal. Her book, "Someone Else's House: America's Unfinished Struggle for Integration," will be published in June.

SHENESKA JACKSON

African-American Writers: Saturday, 4 p.m.

Jackson grew up in South Central and West L.A. and is the Blackboard bestselling author of "Caught Up in the Rapture" and "Li'l Mama's Rules." Her newest novel is "Blessings."

LINDA JAIVIN

Erotica vs. Pornography: Saturday, 10 a.m

The author of "Eat Me," Jaivin works as a freelance writer, translator and novelist in Sydney, Australia. Her articles and reviews have focused on sexuality, Chinese art, rock 'n' roll and Australian politics. "Rock 'n' Roll Babes from Outer Space" is her most recent novel.

JOHN-ROGER

Spiritual Healing: Sunday, 2 p.m

Founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, John-Roger is the author of "Spiritual Warrior: The Art of Spiritual Living."

CHARLES JOHNSON

Barnes & Noble Stage: Sunday, 2 p.m

Charles Johnson, author of "Dreamer," received the National Book Award for "Middle Passage" in 1990. He is a professor of English at the University of Washington.

LYNN JOHNSTON

Strip Fest: Sunday, 2:30 p.m

Johnston is the creator and cartoonist of the syndicated comic strip, "For Better or For Worse." "Growing Like a Weed" is the most recent collections.

STEVE JOLLEY

etc. stage: Sunday, 11 a.m.

A midfielder for the Los Angeles Galaxy, Jolley was a first-round draft pick in 1997. He was among the leading candidates for MLS Rookie of the Year honors in 1997.

FRANCISCO SIONIL JOSE

Story of the Pacific Rim: Saturday, 1 p.m.

Jose is an award-winning novelist and journalist who has written and lectured extensively on Philippine culture. His most recent works are "Sins" and "Dusk."

JOSEPH KANON

Writing as a 2nd Career: Saturday, 3 p.m.

Writing First Novels: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.

A former publishing executive, Kanon is also the bestselling author of "Los Alamos," a suspense thriller about atomic spy intrigue during the 1940s.

PHYLLIS KARAS

Young Adult Writers: Sunday, 1 p.m.

Karas' feature stories have appeared in Jewish newspapers across the country. Her latest book, "For Lucy's Sake," is for young adults.

PATRICE KARST

Spiritual Healing: Sunday, 2 p.m.

Karst is the author of "God Made Easy," a book about exploring spirituality in everyday life.

MARGO KAUFMAN

The Lawyer Did It: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.

Kaufman is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times and the author of "1-800-AM-I-NUTS?" and "This Damn House!: My Subcontract with America."

BOB KEESHAN

Target Stage: Sunday, 1 p.m.

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