His plays and fiction are set in Los Angeles’s Chicano barrios and often feature gay and lesbian and working-class themes.
Alfaro has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Mac Arthur Genius Foundation Fellowship in 1997 and the 1988 National Hispanic Playwriting Competition Prize.
SCHEDULE Young Adult Fiction: Fantasy & World Building Sunday, 3 p.m., Town & Gown › Bakewell was a bookseller and a curator of early printed books at the Wellcome Library before publishing her highly acclaimed biographies “The Smart,” “The English Dane” and the best-selling “How to Live: A Life of Montaigne,” which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography.
She teaches in the Masters of Studies in Creative Writing program at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, and her latest book is “At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails.” SCHEDULE Narrative Journalism: Bringing a Story to Life Sunday, 10 a.m., Andrus Gerontology Center › Baldwin is the author of “You Lost Me There” and “Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down.” His next novel is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
His first book, “No god but God,” has been translated into 13 languages.
Her debut novel, “Choir Boy,” won a Lambda Literary Award in 2005.
She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is managing editor of the science fiction website i O9.
C., and is an internationally recognized authority on John Wilkes Booth and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. SCHEDULE Biography: The Famous and the Infamous Sunday, noon, Hancock Foundation › Ali is a senior writer for the L. Times Calendar section, where she covers film, TV, music, media and just about anything else that isn’t sports. He has three elder sisters, none of whom practices magic.
His latest book is “Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth,” a finalist for the 2015 L. Since he was kid, he knew he liked boys and that he wanted to be a writer.