Some recommended panels including Jewish authors:
Political provocateur Gore Vidal, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, industrialist Lee Iacocca, fantasy maven Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles crime novelist Lee Ellroy and Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua. Add more than 700 additional authors, readings, performances and panels, and you get a sense of the scope of the 12th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books -- the largest event of its kind on the West Coast -- which will take place April 28 and 29 at UCLA.
This year, the People of the Book will miss out on the largest book festival in town, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.