Recently, LA Weekly held a tournament to name the Best L.A. Novel Ever. As a part of that challenge, they asked 18 Los Angeles literary figures to pick their favorite L.A. novels to add to the running. Those literary figures include Writers’ Program instructors Suzanne Lummis (who picked Day of the Locust by Nathaniel West) and Michelle Meyering (Play it as it Lays by Joan Didion), as well as former Writers’ Program student Natashia Deon who selected Shooting Elvis by instructor Robert Eversz. In addition, Kate Orphan, Administrative Manager for the Last Bookstore, picked instructor Francesca Lia Block’s Weetzie Bat as her top choice. Check out the full article here and weigh in with your own favorites.

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