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Margaret Wappler

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I’m a writer based in Los Angeles. I’ve written about the arts and pop culture for the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, New York Times, Elle, Cosmo, the Believer, Village Voice and several other publications. My debut novel, Neon Green, came out July 2016 from Unnamed Press. I’m also a regular panelist on Pop Rocket, a weekly pop culture podcast from Maximum Fun.

I was on staff at the Los Angeles Times for seven years, covering music, books, film and TV. Before that I worked as the books and food editor at Newcity, a Chicago alt weekly. I also ran the books and fiction section of Venus, a magazine dedicated to covering women in music. My fiction and essays have appeared in Black Clock, Public Fiction, Joyland Retro, Yes Is the Answer: And O
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Description: What would happen if Lauren Strasnick's "Her and Me and You" had a love child with Grace Krilanovich's "The Orange Eats Creeps."

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The book surprises you over and over, the tone changes throughout being humorous, sad, and philosophical in different phases of the story. Although it takes place outside of a Chicago, Wapplers newer..." Read more of this review »
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