PODCAST #40: Richard Rayner
Richard Rayner
12.15.1955 - Present
"I became infatuated with Los Angeles first through books, not movies; I conceived of the city as a literary artefact."

Colin Marshall interviews Richard Rayner

PODCAST #40: Richard Rayner

September 3rd, 2013 reset - +

Richard Rayner is the author of nine books, both fiction and nonfiction, most recently A Bright and Guilty Place, a history of certain true crimes in L.A. in the late 1920s and 1930s. He has published in The New YorkerThe New York TimesEsquireThe GuardianThe Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. His long-running "Paperback Writers" column is published irregularly on this site.
In this week's podcast, Colin Marshall sits down with Rayner at USC, where he teaches at the Masters of Profession Writing program, to discuss Los Angeles -- it's boosters, detractors, histories, and mythologies.