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Sunday, April 14 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
A Singular Focus: Chasing The Hidden Story - Conversation 2104 - REQUIRES TICKET

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From mysterious disappearances and unsolved heists to untold back stories, these riveting new true stories will keep you up late reading one more chapter. Mark Bowden, Margaret Leslie Davis, Kirk Wallace Johnson and Sarah Weinman discuss the processes by which they write their real-life page turners. 

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Laura Nelson

Laura J. Nelson covers transportation and mobility issues across Southern California. She was part of the team of reporters awarded the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for coverage of the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino. Before joining The Times in 2012, Nelson wrote for the... Read More →

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Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden is the author of thirteen books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller "Black Hawk Down." He reported at the Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and now writes for the Atlantic, Vanity Fair, and other magazines. He is also the writer in residence at the University... Read More →
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Margaret Leslie Davis

Margaret Leslie Davis is a graduate of Georgetown University and earned her master's in professional writing at the University of Southern California. Her award-winning books have been featured on Good Morning America, and in the London Sunday Times and Vanity Fair. She has appeared... Read More →
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Kirk Wallace Johnson

Local Author / USC Annenberg Fellow Kirk W. Johnson is the author of "The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century" and "To Be a Friend Is Fatal." He's the founder of the List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies. His writing has appeared in The New... Read More →
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Sarah Weinman

Sarah Weinman is the editor of "Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s," "Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives," and "The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World." She covers book publishing for Publishers Marketplace... Read More →

Sunday April 14, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Taper Hall 101, Signing Area 5