AboutMe 

Lynell George is an L.A. based journalist and essayist. She has had a long career in L.A. journalism as staff writer for both the Los Angeles Times and L.A. Weekly -- focusing on social issues, human behavior and identity politics as well as visual arts, music and literature.  She's an arts and culture columnist for KCET| Artbound and has taught journalism at Loyola Marymount University and is also a Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities Fellow and a  USC Annenberg/Getty  Arts Journalism Fellow (2013). She is also the author of No Crystal Stair: African Americans in the City of Angels (Verso/Doubleday), a collection of features and essays drawn from her reporting. She won a 2017 GRAMMY for her liner notes "Otis Redding Live at the Whisky A Go Go." Her new book After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame,  is now available, published by Angel City Press. 

 

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 Lynell George is an L.A. based journalist and essayist. She has had a long career in L.A. journalism as staff writer for both the Los Angeles Times and L.A. Weekly -- focusing on social issues, human behavior,  visual arts, music and literature.  Her arts and culture writing has been featured on  KCET | Artbound and KPCC 's | The Frame. She is  the author of  No Crystal Stair: African Americans in the City of Angels (Verso/Doubleday), a collection of features and essays drawn from her reporting; After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame. She won a 2017 GRAMMY for her liner notes Otis Redding Live at the Whisky A Go Go and is a 2020 recipient of  a Distinguished  Journalist award from the Society of Professional Journalists/Los Angeles. Her latest book, A Handful  of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler is  a finalist for a Hugo Award. It was published in 2020 by  Angel City Press.