PODCAST #40: Richard Rayner

By Colin MarshallSeptember 4, 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 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.




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Based in Seoul, Colin Marshall hosts the Korean-language podcast 콜린의 한국 (Colin's Korea) and is at work on a book called The Stateless City: a Walk through 21st-Century Los Angeles. You can follow him at his website, on Twitter @colinmarshall, or on Facebook.


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