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

  • Caitlyn Jenner signs book deal, will write memoir with Buzz ('Friday Night Lights') Bissinger

    Caitlyn Jenner signs book deal, will write memoir with Buzz ('Friday Night Lights') Bissinger

    Caitlyn Jenner, America's most famous transgendered person, will publish a memoir with Grand Central Publishing in spring 2017.   “Things have been moving so quickly that it will be nice to slow things down a bit and take the proper time to reflect on this journey," Jenner said in a statement,...

  • Book Critics award finalists include Ta-Nehisi Coates, Paul Beatty, Mary Beard, more

    Book Critics award finalists include Ta-Nehisi Coates, Paul Beatty, Mary Beard, more

    The board of the National Book Critics Circle -- on which I sit -- met Saturday in New York to select the finalists for our 2015 awards. Monday we announced that five finalists have been chosen in six categories: Autobiography, Biography, Criticism, Fiction, Nonficton and Poetry. Among the finalists...

  • Gene Luen Yang named next National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

    Gene Luen Yang named next National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

    Gene Luen Yang has been named the next National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress. Yang is the first writer who works primarily in graphic novels to be named ambassador. “I’m thrilled and humbled to be appointed National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature....

  • 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...

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