LA Observed reported earlier that Amy Tan is the new literary editor of the Times' revamped Sunday magazine, which will launch as West on Feb. 5. We also told you about the staff writer lineup. Today the paper formally announced those moves and listed fifteen California authors who will be masthead contributing writers. They are Gerald Haslam, James D. Houston, Aris Janigian, Anne Lamott, Douglas McGray, Marisela Norte, Qevin Oji, Richard Rhodes, Luis J. Rodriguez, Rebecca Solnit, Susan Straight, Colin Westerbeck, Christian Williams, Amy Wilentz and Al Young. Also, Donna Barstow will do cartoons on the letters page, there will be a weekly note from editor Rick Wartzman and a weekly photography department, plus a regular feature called The Rules of Hollywood:
Industry insiders—screenwriters, agents, actors, actresses lawyers, maybe even a key grip or two—will share their tales from the trenches.
The press release has more. Not in the release is the magazine's new location within the building: back on the first floor where it was when Michael Parrish was the LAT Magazine's editor.
Another Sports move: Claire Noland, a senior assistant sports editor, is becoming the deputy obituary editor on March 1.