Colin Marshall talks with Oliver Wang, a DJ, an associate professor of sociology at CSU Long Beach, and a former producer of the Los Angeles Review of Books podcast. He’s a writer on topics from Asian American hip-hop, retro soul music, the critical geography of the Kogi truck, and the nature of Universal CityWalk, and […]
Category Archives: Los Angeles Review of Books
Colin Marshall talks with Sam Sweet, who has written on a variety of subjects, especially ones having to do with Los Angeles, in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, and Stop Smiling. He’s currently writing and publishing All Night Menu, a series of five 64-page books on “the lost heroes and miniature histories of Los Angeles.” You can stream the conversation just […]
Colin Marshall talks with Patricia Wakida, editor of Heyday Books’ new LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas, a collection of cartographically organized essays on the real Los Angeles from such contributors as David L. Ulin, Glen Creason, Laura Pulido, Lynell George, and Josh Kun. You can stream the conversation just above, listen to it on the LARB’s site, or download it on iTunes.
Colin Marshall talks with novelist, poet, translator, and film producer Grace Jung. She is the author of Deli Ideology, a new novel from Thought Catalog about one young woman’s experience of the Great Recession in New York and Seoul. You can stream the conversation just above, listen to it on the LARB’s site, or download it on iTunes.
Colin Marshall talks with reporter Sam Quinones, who covered gangs, drugs, and immigration at the Los Angeles Times for a decade. He has written the books Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream, True Tales from Another Mexico, and the new Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. You can stream the conversation just above, listen to […]
Colin Marshall talks with Laila Lalami, author of Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits and Secret Son. Her latest novel is The Moor’s Account, the story of a 16th-century Spanish expedition in search of gold in modern-day Florida through the words of an unusually eloquent Moroccan slave. You can stream the conversation just above, listen to it on the LARB’s […]
Colin Marshall talks with Cynthia Kadohata, author of novels for young readers like the Newbery Medal-winning Kira-Kira, the National Book Award-winning The Thing About Luck, and the new Half a World Away. She has also written for adults with such novels In the Heart of the Valley of Love, a grim but hopeful vision of […]
On the latest Los Angeles Review of Books podcast, Colin Marshall speaks with Alain Mabanckou, the Congolese-born author of such novels as African Psycho, Broken Glass, Memoirs of a Porcupine, Black Bazaar, Tomorrow I’ll Be Twenty, and the coming The Lights of Pointe-Noire. His latest book translated into English, Letter to Jimmy, takes the form of a letter […]
On the latest Los Angeles Review of Books podcast, I talk with Scott Timberg, editor of The Misread City: New Literary Los Angeles and author of Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class, an examination of the damages to our cultural landscape wrought by recent technological and economic shifts and an argument for a more equitable and navigable […]
On the latest Los Angeles Review of Books podcast, I talk with Tod Goldberg, author of such novels as Fake Liar Cheat and Living Dead Girl, several books based on the television series Burn Notice, short story collections like Simplify and Other Resort Cities, and the guidebook Hungry? Thirsty? Las Vegas. His latest novel Gangsterland sends a ruthless Chicago mafia hitman out into the Jewish community of suburban Las […]