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1970s Literary ‘It’ Girl Eve Babitz Is Having a Renaissance—at 76

The typically press-shy author opens up about her racy past, her current politics, and how she really feels about being a millennial feminist icon

Author Ottessa Moshfegh Has Become One of L.A.’s Most Promising New Writers

My Year of Rest and Relaxation is the feel-bad book of the year (so far)

7 Bars in L.A. That Are Perfect for Reading Books

Because we feel thee, fellow lovers of books and spirits

Only a Real Angeleno Can Distinguish Seasons Based on Sunlight

It rarely rains and almost never snows here, but to the trained eye the shifting seasons are as clear as day
September books

6 Books You Need to Read This September

What do George Carlin, Frank Gehry, a chicken advocate, and a Very Large Hole have in common? They all show up in this month's best books

Black Clock at the Mandrake: Book Launch no. 20

Black Clock, one of America's leading literary journals, holds its biannual issue release party

Four L.A. Writers Who Deserve a Star on the Walk of Fame

After Raymond Chandler gets his star in 2015, these L.A. writers should keep him company

L.A. Plans to Issue a Poetic License

Toss your beret into the ring; we nominate four candidates to be the new poet laureate of Los Angeles

5 Local Authors You Can’t Miss at This Year’s Festival Of Books

The Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books comes to USC this weekend. Here are five local authors you should seek out

Where Can You Find the Hottest Emerging Writers? On Your Phone

Connu, a new smartphone app, publishes cutting-edge literary fiction recommended by established authors