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: Keanu Reeves' collaborative creative adventure, Michael Connelly's new detective and more

    Hello all! Here’s what’s up in books this week. THE BIG STORY The artist Alexandra Grant, designer Jessica Fleischmann and actor Keanu Reeves have joined forces to create X Artists’ Books, a venture that makes beautiful books that are designed to surprise and engage. They talked to Agatha French...

  • Books: Ernest Hemingway's long-lost L.A. visit, Edwidge Danticat and more

    “Oh Jake,” Brett said, “we could have had such a damned good time together.” “Yes,” Jake famously replies at the end of Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises,” “Isn’t it pretty to think so?” I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg, and we’ve got a great Hemingway story in our pages this week. THE BIG...

  • Books: Sherman Alexie, the Grim Sleeper and more

    This weekend, you may be smart enough to be settled in by your air conditioner with a book. If you’re looking for something new to read, how about … THE BIG STORY Have you ever seen Sherman Alexie read? It’s more like a one-man show. When I saw him in Seattle a few years ago, the evening was full...

  • Books: Christopher Isherwood's love letters, Hollywood memoirs and more

    Hello! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, books editor of the L.A. Times, and I’ve got some good reading — and listening! — for you over this long weekend. THE BIG STORY Writer Christopher Isherwood and his partner Don Bachardy wrote each other love letters that have been turned into the podcast “The Animals,”...

  • The guilty pleasure of reading Hollywood memoirs

    The guilty pleasure of reading Hollywood memoirs

    A friend and I were standing on a corner waiting for the light to change, talking about the FX series “Feud.” “Isn’t it great,” he said, “how much it winds up on Joan Crawford’s side?” Yes, but no, I started to reply, but before I could we crossed and the conversation turned away. I wondered if...

  • Books: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Sedaris and more

    Hi. I’m Carolyn Kellogg, book editor of the L.A. Times, with this week’s newsletter. THE BIG STORY “This book is not just an appreciation of our friendship or an acknowledgment of Coach Wooden’s deep influence on my life,” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes in his latest book, “Coach Wooden and Me: Our...

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