where the writers are

The San Francisco Bay Area has always been known for its writing. William Randolph Hearst took over the San Francisco Examiner in 1887. Hearst’s media empire competed with the Los Angeles Times dynasty, which under ownership of the Chandler family literally shaped Southern California.


Such literary icons as Jack London, Gertrude Stein, John Steinbeck, William Saroyan, Dashiell Hammett, Jack Kerouac, Herb Caen, Jim Murray, and Joan Didion have been associated in one way or another with the state and the region.


To read the rest of the article in the July issue of Gentry magazine . . .