630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, California 90071

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Jonathan Lethem
You Don't Love Me Yet
In conversation with
Michael Tolkin, novelist and screenwriter

The protagonist of Lethem's romantic farce - set among members of an aspiring rock band in L.A. - works at the Complaint Line, listening to anonymous callers air random grievances. A funny and affectionate send-up of the alternative band scene, the city of Los Angeles, and the entire genre of romantic comedy.

Jonathan Lethem is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers The Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of two short story collections, Men and Cartoons, and The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye, and a collection of essays, The Disappointment Artist, and is a recent recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Award. He lives in Brooklyn and Maine.

Michael Tolkin is the author The Player, Among the Dead, and Under Radar. He wrote the screenplay for the Robert Altman film The Player and wrote and directed The Rapture and The New Age. His writing credits also include the films Changing Lanes and Deep Impact. Tolkin held a residence at Yaddo where he worked on his fourth novel The Return of the Player.

Official Website: http://www.lfla.org/aloud/php/a.calendar.bioText.php?month=04&year=2007&day=09

Added by kiracle on February 17, 2007