SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
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 Yorker, The New York Times, Esquire, The Guardian, The 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.