Who should you be reading in 2013? Memoirist Emily Rapp and short-story writer Jim Gavin, for starters. They're among those picked by our books team as Faces to Watch in 2013.
Others we think you should keep your eye on: Valla Vakili and his books-and-everything website Small Demons, graphic novelist Lisa Hanawalt and Los Angeles literary events maven Michelle Meyering.
For all the details, please see the complete Faces to Watch section, which includes who to look for in film, video games, TV, theater, jazz, pop, and classical music, comedy, architecture, dance and art.
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