Carolyn Kellogg

Writer

Carolyn Kellogg was named book editor of the Los Angeles Times in 2016. She joined the L.A. Times in 2010 as a staff writer in books with an emphasis on digital projects. Her work was recognized with the paper's editorial award. For six years, she served on the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle. Prior to coming to The Times, she served as editor of LAist.com, web editor of Marketplace and as the web editor of the California Community Foundation. In her spare time, she ran a podcast interviewing authors called Pinky's Paperhaus. She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California.

Recent Articles

  • Books: The new Trump book, plus book reviews and news

    For book lovers and politics fiends, 2018 has gotten off to a bang with the early publication of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff. Welcome to the new year! I’m Carolyn Kellogg with this week’s books newsletter. THE BIG STORY Excerpts from “Fire and Fury” that appeared...

  • Should you read the book 'Fire and Fury' about Donald Trump?

    Should you read the book 'Fire and Fury' about Donald Trump?

    The book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff is the biggest literary sensation in a long time, making headlines since it was leaked earlier this week. President Trump’s lawyers tried to block its publication; in response, publisher Henry Holt decided to publish “Fire...

  • Explosive 'Fire and Fury' book about the Trump White House goes on sale early

    Explosive 'Fire and Fury' book about the Trump White House goes on sale early

    The book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff has been causing such a fury itself that its publication date has been moved up to Friday. Portions of the book, which had been scheduled for release on Jan. 9, began appearing online Wednesday. They include a portrayal of...

  • Books trend for 2018

    Books trend for 2018

    By all accounts, the Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale” was a huge success in 2017. Counterintuitively, the Margaret Atwood novel it was based on has been a constant on bestseller lists. Hadn’t people gotten the story from watching the show? Apparently not. In fact, this was the case for a number...

  • Books: Last-minute gift ideas, a literary road trip and more

    I know there are some people done with their holiday shopping; I am not one of them. If you, like me, still have some gifts to get, this newsletter may be able to help you. (Your friends and family like books, right?) I’m L.A. Times books editor Carolyn Kellogg with this week’s newsletter. YOUR...

  • In the footsteps of Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Noah Webster

    In the footsteps of Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Noah Webster

    Mark Twain was ahead of his time — so much so that 140 years ago, he had a man cave. On the third floor of the house where he lived when he wrote “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” Twain drank, smoked and played billiards with his friends. These days, smoking is...

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