Los Angeles may be better known for its Hollywood bonafides, but the city has always been home to a slew of iconic writers, from Ray Bradbury to Joan Didion, who made L.A. the backdrop of their celebrated works. Take a virtual tour of the city with this interactive map of "Literary L.A." by the Los Angeles Times. Click on location markers to read excerpts from T.C. Boyle's "The Tortilla Curtain" and Thomas Pynchon's "The Crying of Lot 49" or find cool bookstores in the area.
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