Lynell George

Lynell George is an award-winning Los Angeles–based journalist and essayist.


Posted on Dec. 12, 2023

Betye Saar’s “Drifting Toward Twilight,” a site-specific installation commissioned by The Huntington, poetically connects the external realm to interior territories—The Huntington’s grounds to its galleries and the life of the body to the mind—and has also been a way to manifest the artist’s personal history.

Posted on Dec. 22, 2020

In her life and work, Octavia E. Butler strove to embody what could be.Author and journalist Lynell George, a 2017–18 Alan Jutzi Fellow at The Huntington, has been working with the Octavia E. Butler archives for four years. The result is a very personal book, A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler (Angel City Press, 2020), in which George describes how she came to know and identify with Butler

Posted on Dec. 28, 2018

The distance between Mexico and the U.S. can't always be measured in milesFor generations, Mexican migrants hoping to expand their possibilities have had to bridge the emotional gap between home and the unknown...