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

  • Exclusive (and serious!) Kevin Hart video about his audiobook, 'I Can't Make This Up'

    Exclusive (and serious!) Kevin Hart video about his audiobook, 'I Can't Make This Up'

    How did Kevin Hart get to be, well, Kevin Hart? The hilarious, wildly successful comedian tells his story and shares his wisdom in the new book “I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons.” The book, which goes on sale Tuesday, is published in print by 37 Ink/Atria and as an unabridged audiobook by Audible...

  • Books: A futurist, a bestselling YA novel, Tolkien, Denis Johnson and more

    Hello readers! I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg, back after taking a newsletter break for Memorial Day Weekend. THE BIG ESSAY This week, critic at large Adriana E. Ramírez takes a look at “The Hate U Give.” The young adult novel is something of a phenomenon, selling like gangbusters since its publication...

  • Award-winning author Denis Johnson dies at age 67

    Award-winning author Denis Johnson dies at age 67

    Celebrated author Denis Johnson died at age 67 Wednesday, his agent Nicole Aragi confirmed. Johnson was best known for the slender story collection “Jesus’ Son.” Published in 1992, its bold and unpretentious stories of marginalized characters struck a chord with readers, writers and professors....

  • 27 essential Memorial Day books

    27 essential Memorial Day books

    Memorial Day is meant to give Americans a time to remember the veterans and fallen soldiers of our many wars. The Los Angeles Times’ Book section has chosen these 27 books – novels and nonfiction, some stories absurd, others painful – as essential to understanding the American fighters’ experience....

  • Amazon will be opening a bookstore in L.A.

    Amazon will be opening a bookstore in L.A.

    Amazon is planning to open a bookstore in a Century City mall, its first brick-and-mortar bookstore in Los Angeles. The online retailer, credited with causing a crisis in the physical bookselling industry, has opened five brick-and-mortar bookstores in the last 18 months and has announced plans...

  • Books: A dancer, a thriller, the birth of a museum and more

    Welcome to books this week! I’m Los Angeles Times Books Editor Carolyn Kellogg with the news of what we’ve got for you, and more. THE BIG ESSAY Back when David Kipen — now one of our critics at large — was director of literature at the NEA, he met a man with a crazy idea: a museum dedicated to...

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