Scott Timberg

Scott Timberg holds a BA in English from Wesleyan University and an MA in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has worked since 2002 at the Los Angeles Times, where he reports on the arts and architecture. Before coming to the Times, Timberg worked as a culture writer for the New London Day newspaper and the weekly New Times Los Angeles, where he wrote frequently on independent film. He’s also written about arts and culture for Slate, Vibe, the Baltimore Sun, the Boston Phoenix, and the Orange County Register. Timberg has won awards from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists and the Los Angeles Press Club. Timberg is also the co-editor, with NEA Chairman Dana Gioia, of The Misread City: New Literary Los Angeles (Red Hen 2003), a collection of essays and profiles about the last decade or so in the city’s intellectual and literary life.

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Misread City

Scott Timberg

Publication Date: March 1, 2003

$16.95 Tradepaper

ISBN: 1-888996-69-2


This new and necessary book — a collection of author profiles, literary journalism and speculative pieces about the Southland’s writing and publishing scene — aims to capture the Southern California of here and now. We want to get at the Los Angeles that came after the gumshoes, the wisecracking Englishmen, after the Boosters, the Beats, and the boozers, after the despairing heroines of Joan Didion and the coked-up rich kids of Bret Easton Ellis.


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