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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: Xu Hongci, Roxane Gay, Han Kang and more

    THE BIG STORY Xu Hongci was born in China in 1933, when the country faced a series of tumultuous upheavals. He joined the Communist Party at 14, got engaged, began medical school in Shanghai and didn’t imagine that he’d fall afoul of Mao Tse-tung. But he was one of 550,000 people accused of being...

  • Dave Dutton, the landmark L.A. bookstore owner, dies at 79

    Dave Dutton, the landmark L.A. bookstore owner, dies at 79

    Dave Dutton was a young man wandering Europe on a $5-a-day budget when his parents sent him a wire. They’d found a location for the bookstore they’d always dreamed of opening. Would he run the place?, they wondered. Dutton agreed, but cautioned that he would do it for only a year. He was young,...

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