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Anchors to royals, it's a book thing

September 30, 2004|Scott Sandell

The city of West Hollywood will hold its third annual book fair on Sunday, with a lineup of authors that includes horror novelist Clive Barker, Watergate figure John W. Dean and former "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson.

The free event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in West Hollywood Park, is expected to feature more than 150 authors and artists. They will take part in readings, book signings and panel discussions on topics including politics, entertainment, erotica and suspense. Among the participants: mystery authors Gregg Hurwitz, T. Jefferson Parker and Denise Hamilton; fiction authors Jerry Stahl, Eric Garcia and David Freeman; biographer A. Scott Berg; attorney Christopher Darden; former TV anchor Kelly Lange; and Princess Michael of Kent.

Alexander Payne, who directed and co-wrote the screenplays for the films "About Schmidt" and "Election," will team with literary agent Ken Sherman in a discussion about translating books to film.

About 75 organizations, including bookstores and literary groups, will be represented.

Last year, the event drew 12,000 people, organizers say; this year, they expect attendance to double.

-- Scott Sandell

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