A British writer who has lived in Los Angeles for more than 20 years, Richard Rayner is the co-creator of historical TV drama Knightfall, which will premiere this fall on the History Channel. He is also the author of nine books, both fiction and non-fiction, most recently A Bright and Guilty Place, a history of certain true crimes in L.A. in the late 1920s and 1930s. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Esquire, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post and he wrote a regular column for The Los Angeles Review of Books. As a writer and producer, he is known for L.A. Without a Map and Rich Hall's California Stars.