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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: Dystopia, the election and when debate was an art form

    Books: Dystopia, the election and when debate was an art form

    I’ve been trying to come up with a single word or phrase to describe this year’s presidential election season. “Historic” doesn’t quite capture it. We used “divisive” in our pages this week. “Anxiety-producing” has been close to my heart, but I think “almost over” is my current favorite. Me, I’m...

  • Welcome to the new L.A. Times books newsletter

    Welcome to the new L.A. Times books newsletter

    Hello! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, book editor at the Los Angeles Times, and this is our shiny new newsletter. In it you’ll find links to our coverage every week plus additional fun bookish stuff.  THE BIG STORY Two major (mostly) Southern California novelists have new books: T.C. Boyle and Michael Connelly....

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