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

  • 6 book trends for 2016: Look into the future

    6 book trends for 2016: Look into the future

    Come inside the Tardis with me, or incant a few runes by the fire, or maybe just pull a novel off the shelf to see what lies in the future. What will happen in 2016 in books? Here are six trends to look out for. Books are back Print books, that is. In December, Nielsen BookScan reported that 571...

  • Nathanael West's Hollywood home is for sale

    Nathanael West's Hollywood home is for sale

    Nathanael West's "The Day of the Locust" is now considered a classic Hollywood novel, one of the most lasting and incisive stories about the temptations and pitfalls of pursuing stardom. But when it was published in 1939, it sold fewer than 1,500 copies and was considered a commercial failure....

  • Dog books vs. cat books: May the cutest critter win

    Dog books vs. cat books: May the cutest critter win

    They say that there are dog people and there are cat people, separated by an unbridgeable divide. And judging by a recent deluge of books, that is indeed the case. Our offices has received piles of cat books and oodles of dog books, but nary a one in which dogs and cats are living together (causing...

  • Obama's favorite book of 2015 is by Lauren Groff, but what's hers? And more book news.

    Obama's favorite book of 2015 is by Lauren Groff, but what's hers? And more book news.

    President Obama's favorite book of 2015 wasn't policy analysis or political history, he tells People magazine. The president's favorite book of the year was a novel, "Fates and Furies" by Lauren Groff. The book, which tells the story of a marriage from each spouse's point of view, was a finalist...

  • Cthulhu for your Christmas tree and other book news

    Cthulhu for your Christmas tree and other book news

    What's happening in the world of books? Here's the latest. It's a Cthulhu Christmas: Do you prefer horror to angels, monsters over the Virgin Mary? 2015 is here for you. H.P. Lovecraft's most terrifying creation, Cthulhu, is now a Christmas tree topper. The dreaded Cthulhu is folded and perched,...

  • Holiday books: Great reading for the season

    Holiday books: Great reading for the season

    Check out our holiday book picks: 148 books that will please and delight, engage and soothe, intrigue, invigorate and inspire. It’s the season for giving, for getting -- and for reading. Read more: Get your holiday party conversation started with books on Woody Allen, Donald Trump – and poetry?...

  • Get your holiday party conversation started with books on Woody Allen, Donald Trump - and poetry?

    Get your holiday party conversation started with books on Woody Allen, Donald Trump - and poetry?

    The holidays are considered a time of peace and harmony. Inside, we have heaps of books — more than 100 — to please and delight, to give as gifts that engage and soothe, intrigue, invigorate and inspire. But before we get to that, we wanted to share some books of the season that are more controversial,...

  • Journalist Jorge Ramos to publish new book, 'Take a Stand'

    Journalist Jorge Ramos to publish new book, 'Take a Stand'

    Television journalist and author Jorge Ramos will publish his new book, "Take a Stand," in March. The book, subtitled "Lessons from Rebels," is to be published simultaneously in English and Spanish (as "Sin Meido"). As the lead anchor of Univision's nightly news, host of the Spanish-language network's...

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