April 19, 2013

Literary L.A.: 72 suburbs in search of an author


The L.A. Times just unveiled an interactive map of literary L.A., just in case you happen to be there for the L.A. Times Festival of Books.

Or, if you’re not, you can just read a bunch of excerpts online and pretend you’re someplace sunny and warm enough to take a drive with all the windows down.

Here are some highlights:

The L.A. Times is accepting suggestions if you know of any L.A. literature or landmarks that ought to be included.

On a related note, Tony Ross and Kim Zablud of DC Public Library collaborated with other librarians to launch a map of literary Washington, D.C. at the end of March. Theirs, too, is tied in with the city’s literary festival.

Kirsten Reach is an editor at Melville House.