Nikkei Authors at L.A. Times Festival of Books

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, on the USC campus. Featured authors will include:

The L.A. Times Book Prizes will be presented on Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at USC’s Bovard Auditorium. Nominees include Yuichi Yokoyama for “Iceland” (Retrofit Comics/Big Planet Comics) in the Graphic Novel/Comics category.

Kinokuniya Booth Schedule

Kinokuniya will be in Booth 84 both days. Author events are as follows:

Saturday, April 21

10 to 11:20 a.m.: Sunny Seki (“The Little Kokeshi Doll from Fukushima,” “Tale of the Lucky Cat,” “Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll,” “The Last Kappa of Old Japan”)

11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.: Sue DiCicco (“Origami Peace Cranes: Friendships Take Flight,” “Adventures in Asian Art: An Afternoon at the Museum”)

1:30 to 2:50 p.m.: Yumi Sakugawa (“The Little Book of Life Hacks: How to Make Your Life Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful,” “Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With the Universe,” “There Is No Right Way to Meditate,” “I Think I Am in Friend-Love With You”)

3 to 4 p.m: Nilah Magruder (“M.F.K.,” “How to Find a Fox”)

4:10 to 5:30 p.m.: Steve Ryfle (“Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film from Godzilla to Kurosawa”)

Sunday, April 22

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Naomi Hirahara (“Hiroshima Boy,” “Sayonara Slam,” “Strawberry Yellow,” “Life After Manzanar,” “Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor,” “Murder on Bamboo Lane,” “Grave on Grand Avenue”)

12 to 1 p.m.: Clifford Johnson (“The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe”)

1:30 to 2:50 p.m.: Illustrators Dong Nguyen and Hop Thi Nguyen (“My First Book of Vietnamese Words: An ABC Rhyming Book of Vietnamese Language and Culture,” “Vietnamese Children’s Favorite Stories”)

3 to 4 p.m.: Nhu Nguyen (“Back to Nature & Breathing”)

3 to 4:30 p.m. Mingjie “MJ” and the Love Story Media (“The Love Story Journal: Break Your Heart Open, Volume 1”)

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. Since then, the festival has grown into a vibrant celebration of all of the arts, and of our dynamic, innovative and unique metropolis. Each year, over 150,000 people come to the USC campus to experience a gathering of writers, poets, artists, filmmakers and musicians like no other. This is the largest festival of its kind in the United States and is The Times’ annual gift to the city.

Admission is free, but Indoor Conversations require advance tickets. All-access passes are available for $100. For more information, including a complete schedule of events, visit: