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Author Jonathan Lethem
Christopher Taylor, March 19, 2024

Jonathan Lethem is a writer of short stories, novels, essays, and the occasional song.


view of the Hollywood sign when first constructed
Kelly Wallace, October 30, 2023

"The lights of the city were an endlessly glittering sheet. Neon signs glowed and flashed.


Tania Chaidez Ibarra from Errant press
Angi Brzycki, October 27, 2023

Errant Press is an independent press based in Los Angeles. They create, print, and distribute books that challenge the traditional form and reading dynamics.


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Phoebe Swan Guiot, October 25, 2023

Are you an author who has meticulously crafted your book using a word processing program only to find the finished product could be better?


2 women at the Pa Gya! festival
Catherine Royalty, October 23, 2023

The Los Angeles Public Library has a partnership with the international literary organization Writers Project of Ghana in an effort to exchange resources and amplify the voices of writers in Africa and throughout the world.


laptop with the indie author page on screen
Phoebe Swan Guiot, April 04, 2023

Attention all independent authors in California! Are you looking to gain recognition and expand your readership? Then look no further than The California Author Project.


L.A. author, Michael J. Bowler and his winning book Spinner
Catherine Royalty, December 14, 2020

We are thrilled to report that one of our local L.A. authors, Michael J. Bowler, has taken the top prize in Young Adult Fiction for his book, Spinner.


Indie Author Day 2019
Catherine Royalty, October 08, 2019

Cody Sisco is the author of the Resonant Earth series and the Managing Editor of BookSwell, a literary calendar and community hub for Los Angeles.


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Catherine Royalty, April 11, 2018

Have you written and self-published a novel? Get the recognition you deserve for writing a great book.


Local Author Spotlight: Nancy Young
Catherine Royalty, November 17, 2015

In conjunction with National Novel Writing Month, the Los Angeles Public Library is proud to spotlight some of our great local authors who have submitted their e-books to our Indie California collection.


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