Los Angeles Times

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

  • 7 reasons why the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature is a Belarusian you don't know

    7 reasons why the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature is a Belarusian you don't know

    Once again, the Nobel Prize in literature was announced and most Americans were left scratching their heads. Svetlana who? From Bela-where? It's been more than 20 years since an American was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. That was Toni Morrison, in 1993. It's been hard for us to figure,...

  • Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel Prize in Literature

    Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel Prize in Literature

    Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexievich is the 2015 Nobel Prize winner in literature. She was commended by the Swedish Academy for "her polyphonic writing, a monument to suffering and courage in our time." Alexievich, who lives in Minsk, is known for her close takes on the post-Soviet individual,...

  • Nominate your favorite bookseller for a $1,000+ bonus from James Patterson

    Nominate your favorite bookseller for a $1,000+ bonus from James Patterson

    Booksellers are in for a big holiday bonus, thanks to James Patterson. The bestselling author is giving away $250,000 in surprise bonuses to the people who work at independent bookstores. "I want to continue to draw attention to the fact that booksellers are heroes in our society," Patterson told...

  • Karolina Waclawiak's 'The Invaders' picked up by ABC

    Karolina Waclawiak's 'The Invaders' picked up by ABC

    Los Angeles-based author Karolina Waclawiak's novel "The Invaders," about a mother and son making their way through the wilds of affluent Connecticut suburbia, has been picked up by ABC. Deadline reports that Ellen Fairey, whose TV credits include being a writer and producer on "Nurse Jackie,"...

  • Who will win the Nobel Prize in literature?

    Who will win the Nobel Prize in literature?

    The Nobel Prize in Literature is the ultimate award for a writer. International in scope and given for a lifetime's extraordinary literary achievement, the Nobel Prize has been awarded to indelible authors: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, William Faulkner, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Albert Camus, Aleksandr...

  • Henning Mankell is gone, but he leaves enduring legacy with Wallander novels

    Henning Mankell is gone, but he leaves enduring legacy with Wallander novels

    It's not easy for an author to catch on across borders, but Swedish crime novelist Henning Mankell did it, all on the strength of a single character. Although Mankell wrote novels and plays about many things, he was best known for his beloved, difficult detective Kurt Wallander. His 10 Wallander...

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