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

  • These 10 nonfiction books are contending for the National Book Award

    These 10 nonfiction books are contending for the National Book Award

    On Wednesday, the National Book Foundation announced the 10-title longlist for the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction. The list will be narrowed to five finalists in October, and the prizes will be awarded Nov. 16 at a gala in New York. The longlists for young people’s literature and poetry...

  • Two Americans make the cut for the Man Booker shortlist

    Two Americans make the cut for the Man Booker shortlist

    When the Man Booker Prize announced its shortlist of finalists Tuesday, two American writers made the cut from the previously announced longlist of 13. Paul Beatty’s “The Sellout” and Ottessa Moshfegh’s “Eileen” are in the running for the $65,000 prize for a single work of fiction, which will be...

  • The 10 poetry contenders for the 2016 National Book Award

    The 10 poetry contenders for the 2016 National Book Award

    The National Book Foundation has announced the 10-title longlist for the 2016 National Book Award for poetry. The list will be narrowed to five finalists in October, and the prizes will be awarded Nov. 16 in New York. The complete list of books on the 2016 longlist for poetry are: Daniel Borzutzky,...

  • Bill Maher will receive PEN Center USA's First Amendment Award

    Bill Maher will receive PEN Center USA's First Amendment Award

    Talk show host Bill Maher will be presented with PEN center USA’s First Amendment Award at the organization’s 26th Literary Awards this month. The award has previously been given to journalists Chris Hedges, Robert Scheer and Charles Bowden; Glenn Greenwald and documentarian Laura Poitras; Hugh...

  • The 10 books in the running for the 2016 National Book Award for young people's literature

    The 10 books in the running for the 2016 National Book Award for young people's literature

    Ten books have been announced as the longlist contenders in young people’s literature for the 2016 National Book Awards. This week, the National Book Foundation is announcing longlists in all four categories of its awards – young people’s literature is to be followed by poetry, nonfiction and fiction....

  • J.D. Salinger home to host cartoonist residency

    J.D. Salinger home to host cartoonist residency

    J.D. Salinger was such a recluse that the idea of living in his house seems fantastically impossible. But for cartoonists, it’s not: A new residency will launch at his old house in Cornish, N.H., in early 2017. Salinger is no longer there, of course. The famed author of “The Catcher in the Rye,”...

  • Fall literary preview: 6 terrific L.A. events

    Fall literary preview: 6 terrific L.A. events

    Sometimes a book is not enough. This fall, several fantastic authors — great storytellers all — will be coming to Los Angeles to share their work. Here’s a selection of events not to be missed. Sept. 16 Colson Whitehead Colson Whitehead’s new novel, “The Underground Railroad,” imagines a black...

  • Punk's not dead: Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain and 'Please Kill Me'

    Punk's not dead: Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain and 'Please Kill Me'

    They came not to bury punk but to praise it. 20 years ago, Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain published “Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk” with Grove Press. The format was ingenious — no single person could lay claim to know the whole of the sprawling, anarchically creative, drug-riddled...

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