The Literary Arts Series presents original talks with the leading fiction and non-fiction writers of our time. Literary Arts Series events will be held in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium at Benaroya Hall.
Ron Chernow is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the biography Hamilton. His latest work, Grant, will be released in October 2017.
Called "the world's most widely read Spanish language author," Isabel Allende, who was featured in SAL's first season, returns with a new novel to be released in November.
Jesmyn Ward is the author of The National Book Award-winning novel, Salvage the Bones. Her much anticipated new novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing will be released in September 2017.
Colson Whitehead is the author of six books including the Pultizer Prize and National Book Award-winning novel, The Underground Railroad.
Laura Lippman is the author of 21 best selling crime novels (all set in Baltimore), and David Simon is the co-creator of the TV series The Wire and Treme.
Viet Thanh Nguyen's debut novel, The Sympathizer, won the 2016 Pultizer Prize. His work, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War was a finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction.