Can an L.A. writer be defined? We asked L.A. writers to debate the subject
- April 14, 2022
- Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times, Yahoo News, April 14, 2022
What writer do you think of when you think of Los Angeles or Orange County? What makes someone an L.A. or O.C. writer? … Héctor Tobar, [UCI associate professor of literary journalism and Chicano/Lation Studies]: I think of Bertolt Brecht and all his German exile friends. And Raymond Chandler, who invented a genre in L.A. And Luis Rodríguez and his wonderful memoir about gang life in the San Gabriel Valley. What makes a writer an L.A. writer? They write in Los Angeles!
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