UPDATE: Thanks for a great interview, Andrew, which aired but can still be heard at @KPFK archives. Announcement from Bibliocracy host host Andrew Tonkovitch: My guest this week (Sunday, 5 PM on KPFK) is a longtime writer, editor and cultural worker, working in many forms and collaborating on previous books about travel, food and the … More Hear KPFK Radio’s “Bibliocracy” show about Paperback L.A.
READING IN THE SUN. It sounds easy, but you probably need advice. As this post goes live, I am reading in the sun. Fridays in the summer I go to the beach. El Porto, at the northern tip of Manhattan Beach. I walk when I get there, and I read. I’m a reading expert. Not the … More Tips for Reading in the Sun
You can tell how cool the company we keep is at Paperback L.A. Book 1, A Casual Anthology. Folks keep talking about our contributors in glowing terms. Take Clancy Sigal, L.A.’s poster boy for 50s-60s political chutzpah and an inspiration to generations of impatient rights fighters. We are privileged to include an excerpt from Mr. Sigal’s … More Clancy Sigal’s Black Sunset in the News
Our Paperback L.A. Book 1 contributors hail from many eras of L.A. literary life and write from many different vantage points. They’re all in good company. EVE BABITZ is the author of four novels, including Eve’s Hollywood, L.A. Woman, Sex and Rage: Advice to Young Ladies Eager for a Good Time, a book of short stories, and two … More Important Writers and Photographers Contribute to just-published Paperback L.A. Book 1
By Susan LaTempa, series editor. As I wrote in the introduction to the just-published anthology Paperback L.A. Book 1, Susan Sontag was a major inspiration for this new anthology series of writing about L.A. Why? Because a piece she’d written was one of the first examples of the kind of writing about L.A. that I felt should … More Paperback L.A. and Susan Sontag
On May 26, 7:30 p.m., Prospect Park Books and the Last Bookstore invite you to join us in marking the publication of Paperback LA Book 1, A Casual Anthology: Clothes. Coffee. Crushes. Crimes. … More May 26: Paperback LA Launch Party !
Are the Dodgers, the beach, the San Fernando Valley, Silver Lake, Sunset Boulevard, San Gabriel Valley PCH, South LA, Historic Filipinotown, Hollywood bookships, Tongva historic sites, Venice Skate Park, and DTLA part of your Los Angeles? … More The new book Paperback L.A. covers diverse eras and geographies of our L.A.