Carolyn Kellogg

Writer

Carolyn Kellogg is book editor of the Los Angeles Times. She is a recipient of the paper’s editorial award and she is a vice president of the board of the National Book Critics Circle. Kellogg has served as editor of LAist.com, web editor of Marketplace and has been widely published. She has an MFA in creative writing and a bachelor's degree from USC.

Recent Articles

  • Books: For Jon Klassen, kids' books aren't old hat

    Books: For Jon Klassen, kids' books aren't old hat

    This week in books, literary reaction to the election continues; I’ve got a report from the National Book Awards; and most important, we find out why kids are obsessed with books about hats.  THE BIG STORY Children’s book author and illustrator Jon Klassen started out working on animated films,...

  • The importance of black voices is clear at National Book Awards where Colson Whitehead wins fiction prize

    The importance of black voices is clear at National Book Awards where Colson Whitehead wins fiction prize

    In a year plagued by racial tensions, the National Book Awards ceremony on Wednesday night proved that literature is a vital part of our national conversation, not merely an artistic diversion. And the message was clear: In 2016, black voices are to be rewarded and celebrated. Three of the four...

  • Books: Loving libraries, now more than ever

    Books: Loving libraries, now more than ever

    All eyes turned to Washington this week as America elected Donald Trump to be our next president. THE BIG STORY Critic at Large David Kipen is a former Beltway denizen — he was the director of literature at the NEA — and he shares his thoughts about the president-elect and an American institution:...

  • Books: Dystopia, the election and when debate was an art form

    Books: Dystopia, the election and when debate was an art form

    I’ve been trying to come up with a single word or phrase to describe this year’s presidential election season. “Historic” doesn’t quite capture it. We used “divisive” in our pages this week. “Anxiety-producing” has been close to my heart, but I think “almost over” is my current favorite. Me, I’m...

  • Welcome to the new L.A. Times books newsletter

    Welcome to the new L.A. Times books newsletter

    Hello! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, book editor at the Los Angeles Times, and this is our shiny new newsletter. In it you’ll find links to our coverage every week plus additional fun bookish stuff.  THE BIG STORY Two major (mostly) Southern California novelists have new books: T.C. Boyle and Michael Connelly....

  • Exploring Los Angeles (and the world) with Dylan Thuras of Atlas Obscura

    Exploring Los Angeles (and the world) with Dylan Thuras of Atlas Obscura

    If you want to visit a catacomb, head to Europe; there are no ossuaries or catacombs in America. “No proper catacombs,” Dylan Thuras clarifies. “A proper catacomb is lined with carefully-stacked skulls and bones.” Thuras is an enthusiast of unusual places. He’s the co-founder of the website Atlas...

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