Hollywood Book Festival

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Hollywood Book Festival
Genre Literary festival
Location(s) Hollywood, California, United States
Founded 2006

Hollywood Book Festival is an annual book festival in Hollywood, California.[1][2]

The festival honors books that deserve greater recognition from the film, television, video gaming and multimedia communities. The book festival is the only publishing festival geared toward adapting print into different media.

The Hollywood Book Festival, which includes an awards ceremony and daytime festival, has been in existence since 2006. That year, author Henry Baum's North of Sunset, a gripping saga of murder, mayhem and double-crossing set in the Hollywood landscape, took home the competition's top prize, which he accepted before a packed house at the Tangier restaurant in Hollywood.

Among that evening’s highlights was a reading by author, actress and musician Pamela Des Barres, best known for her top-selling book, I’m With The Band.

Other winners from 2006 include Up Up and Oy Vey by Simcha Weinstein, a study of Jewish super heroes and their creators that won the non-fiction category; Marcello The Movie Mouse by Liz Hockinson and Kathryn Otoshi, a tale of a furry fan of flicks and the winner of the children's book category; and My Sister's Wedding by Hannah R. Goodman, winner of the teenage category.

The 2007 Hollywood Book Festival grand prize winner was Will Clarke's The Worthy: A Ghost's Story. The award was presented by author/actress Michelle Dominguez Greene on Saturday, July 28 at Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood. The event featured author readings, vendor booths, clowns, face-painting, live music, book publishing panels and book signings.

The 2008 Hollywood Book Festival was held on July 11–12 at The Grove at Farmers Market.


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