Amy Tan is New Literary Editor of ‘L.A. Times’ Magazine

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Amy Tan, who wrote “The Joy Luck Club” and other best-selling books, has been named literary editor of West, the Los Angeles Times’ Sunday magazine, the newspaper said Thursday.

Tan, a California native who also wrote “Saving Fish from Drowning” and “The Hundred Secret Senses,” will help solicit fiction set in the Golden State for the magazine’s “California Story” feature.

West magazine will replace the weekly Los Angeles Times Magazine beginning Feb. 5. The title marks a return to what the publication used in the mid-1960s and early 1970s.

“We’re aiming to capture California in the grandest sense imaginable,” said Rick Wartzman, editor of West.

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