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It’s a well-known secret that major novelists actually reside in Southern California...even Los Angeles. This weekend some come out of hiding to visit with their fans. T. Coraghessan Boyle travels down from Santa Barbara to engage the latest editor of The Paris Review in conversation about the anthology, The Paris Review Book for Planes, Trains, Elevators & Waiting Rooms, at Skylight Books in Los Feliz on Saturday, July 31st at 5 pm.

Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Blvd, Los Angeles.

On Sunday, August 1st at 2:30 PM, the Huntington Library hosts “Isherwood Aloud” which celebrates the life and words of the late Christopher Isherwood (pictured above), a resident of Santa Monica for many years. Artist Don Bachardy, actor Michael York, and other friends and fans of the late author Christopher Isherwood will read favorite selections from The Berlin Stories, A Single Man, and other works, in a program presented in conjunction with the current exhibition, "Christopher Isherwood: A Writer and His World," celebrating the centenary of the writer’s birth with a display of his manuscripts, art collection and personal papers. Free. Seating is first come, first served. Friends' Hall, Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino (Pasadena).