Paperback L.A. in the form of editor Susan LaTempa is making the rounds of County of Los Angeles neighborhood libraries this fall. We’ll use the Casual Anthology approach for talks about some of the themes writers touch on in Book 1 (now available) and Book 2 (launching at the end of October). Please mark your calendars … More Paperback L.A. at Your Local Library
Paperback L.A. Book 2 launches on October 30, 2018 at Chevalier’s Books on Larchmont. … More Sneak Preview: Paperback L.A., Book 2: Studios. Salesmen. Shrines. Surfspots.
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
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.
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