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Lynell George is an award-winning Los Angeles-based journalist, essayist and author. Her work explores social issues and human behavior as well as urban histories, visual art, music  and literature. A former Los Angeles Times staff writer, she is a contributing arts/culture columnist for KPCC: The Frame and KCET: Artbound. Her work has appeared in Alta Journal, Boom: A Journal of California, Preservation, Smithsonian, Oxford American, and High Country News, among other publications. She is the author of three books of nonfiction: No Crystal Stair: African Americans in the City of Angels (Verso), After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame (Angel City Press). Her most recent book, A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler (Angel City Press), published in 2020, was a 2021 Hugo Award Finalist.