Rachel Kushner is a New York-based writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Believer, Artforum, Bookforum, Fence, Bomb, and Grand Street. Her debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the 2008 National Book Award.

Here she talks about her acclaimed new novel, The Flamethrowers, at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

To see our Festival of Books author interview round-up (including Margaret Atwood, Rachel Kushner, Tom Bissell, Jess Walter, Sammy Harkham, Hope Larson, Rob Roberge and more) click here.

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Interview by Mike Goetzman / Produced by Jerry Gorin and James Simenc