The Authors

The following is a list of authors who are primarily associated with writing poetry, fiction or nonfiction set in or about Los Angeles and its surrounding cities or with the city’s literary scene past and present. This list is by no means exhaustive.

NOTE: The authors are each linked to a critical article about themselves and their work.

Steve Abee

Luis Alfaro

Noёl Alumit

Iris de Anda

Ron Arias

Khadija Anderson

Aimee Bender

Francesca Lia Block

Laurel Ann Bogen

Derek D. Brown

Leigh Brackett

Ray Bradbury

F. Douglas Brown

Charles Bukowski

Billy Burgos

Octavia Butler

James M. Cain

Paul Cain

Rocío Carlos

Steph Cha

Raymond Chandler

Chiwan Choi

Wanda Coleman

Michael Connelly

Brendan Constantine

Robert Crais

Michelle T. Clinton

Gil Cuadros

Kamau Daaood

Mike Davis

Michael Datcher

Lian Dolan

Carol Muske-Dukes

James Ellroy

Steve Erickson

Alex Espinoza

Percival Everette

John Fante

Judith Freeman

Janet Fitch

Hildegarde Flanner

Michael C. Ford

GT Foster

Sesshu Foster

Manazar Gamboa

Jerry Garcia

Lynell George

Amy Gerstler

Rebecca Gonzalez

Amanda Gorman

Cynthia Guardado

Stephen Gutierrez

Denise Hamilton

Joseph Hansen

Peter J. Harris

Eloise Klein Healy

David Hernandez

Naomi Hirahara

Emory Holmes II

Michael Jaime—Becerra

V. Kali

Erin Aubry Kaplan

Douglas Kearney

Faye Kellerman

Johnathan Kellerman

Ron Koertge

Robin Coste Lewis

Lawrence Lipton

Gerald Locklin

Steve Lopez

Christian Lozada

Suzanne Lummis

Lewis MacAdams

Ross Macdonald

Rubén Martínez

Carey McWilliams

Bill Mohr

Alejandro Morales

Walter Mosely

Shoson Nagahara

Daniel Olivas

Wendy C. Ortiz

Stuart Perkoff

Gary Phillips

Mary Helen Ponce

Holly Prado

Richard Rayner

John Rechy

Nina Revoyr

Luis J. Rodriguez

Marytza K. Rubio

Alvin A. Saxon, Jr./Ojenke

Johnie Scott

Carolyn See

Lisa See

S. Pearl Sharp

Mona Simpson

Hiram Sims

Mike Sonksen

Irene Suico Soriano

Susan Straight

Jervey Tervalon

Thomas R. Thomas

A.K. Toney

Hector Tobar

David Trinidad

Amy Uyematsu

Helena Maria Viramontes

Diana Wagman

D.J. Waldie

Joseph Wambaugh

Pam Ward

Conney Williams

Jessica Wilson

Désirée Zamorano

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