Agatha French

Writer

Agatha French is a staff writer in books at the Los Angeles Times. She has worked as an editor for a number of literary journals and magazines, including the Los Angeles Review of Books. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College. Born and raised in California, she has lived on Vancouver Island, British Columbia; St. Andrews, Scotland; Boulder, Colorado; Cambridge, Massachusetts; and the west and east sides of L.A.

Recent Articles

  • Colson Whitehead wins the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for 'The Underground Railroad'

    Colson Whitehead wins the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for 'The Underground Railroad'

    Colson Whitehead won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in fiction Monday for “The Underground Railroad.” It caps a sweep of accolades that the book has received since its publication by Doubleday in August 2016, including winning the National Book Award in November and being selected by Oprah Winfrey for...

  • Iconic alt-art space Machine Project launching retrospective book with a free 'extravaganza'

    Iconic alt-art space Machine Project launching retrospective book with a free 'extravaganza'

    “Burritos n’ Beats.” “Crocheting the Hyperbolic Plane.” “The Hidden Life of Garbage.” “Urban Cat Architecture.” “Op-Art Handball.” It may sound like fridge-magnet poetry, but it’s actually a sampling of the weird and wonderful events that Machine Project, Echo Park’s iconic alternative art space,...

  • This workout takes less than an hour, but you'll feel it for days

    This workout takes less than an hour, but you'll feel it for days

    In recent years, cross training has been practically monopolized by the popularity of its trademarked offspring, CrossFit. But now in Sherman Oaks there’s a new contender: XO Cross Over Fitness. What makes it different? High-intensity but low-impact, XO Cross Over Fitness combines traditional Pilates reformers...

  • A co-working space for working writers

    A co-working space for working writers

    At the end of a steep driveway, perched above the shops and restaurants of Silver Lake’s Hyperion Avenue, author Janelle Brown stands at the entrance of a cantilevered Midcentury Modern building, its glass walls cross-hatched with metal sash windows like a translucent Rubik’s cube. It’s the kind...

  • Trump wants to cut NEA funding; literary Twitter reacts

    Trump wants to cut NEA funding; literary Twitter reacts

    As if literature needs any more trouble, The National Endowment for the Arts is on the chopping block. The 2018 budget blueprint, released Thursday morning by the Trump administration, eliminates funding for the NEA, National Endowment for the Humanities and 17 other independent agencies. Unlike...

  • Did Jane Austen die of arsenic poisoning? Maybe. Maybe not.

    Did Jane Austen die of arsenic poisoning? Maybe. Maybe not.

    Jane Austen’s own life may have ended more tragically than the characters in her comedies of manners. Sandra Tuppen, lead curator of Modern Archives and Manuscripts 1601-1850 at the British Library, proposes in a blog post that the Victorian novelist who penned “Emma” and “Pride and Prejudice”...

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