Carolyn Kellogg


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, 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: Surviving the California wildfires, George Saunders wins the Man Booker and more

    Where do you find a posse of bestselling novelists in L.A.? At Jennifer Egan’s Thursday reading at ALOUD at the Central Library for her latest, “Manhattan Beach.” The audience included Jade Chang (“The Wangs vs. The World”), Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeny (“The Nest”) and Eden Lepucki (“California”) —...

  • George Saunders wins the 2017 Man Booker Prize

    George Saunders wins the 2017 Man Booker Prize

    Writer George Saunders was awarded the Man Booker Prize for fiction in London on Tuesday for his novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo,” which tells the story of Abraham Lincoln in a graveyard mourning the death of his son, surrounded by ghosts. Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall presented the award...

  • Iggy Pop and a special vibe conjure magic at Desert Daze

    Iggy Pop and a special vibe conjure magic at Desert Daze

    Iggy Pop was not to be missed. That was evident in the crowds that gathered to hear him, filling every inch of the slope down to the main stage — or rather, the Moon Stage, as it was labeled at the Desert Daze festival. Pop headlined Saturday night, lithe and shirtless, hurtling across the stage...

  • Books: Marc Maron, Rupi Kaur, scary stories for Halloween and more

    Welcome to the books newsletter from the L.A. Times. I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg — let’s get started. THE BIG STORY Marc Maron is known for his podcast “WTF” and his comedy tours and his role on “GLOW” and now he has a new book, “Waiting for the Punch.” Co-written with “WTF” producer Brendan...

  • Marc Maron's taking risks to get the story

    Marc Maron's taking risks to get the story

    Asking someone how they do what they do is standard for an interview show, but when Marc Maron started his podcast in 2009, his approach had a harsher edge. A comedian with a stalled career who had just been fired by Air America, Maron wanted to know the secrets of other comedians’ success. Underlying...

  • Books: Nobel goes to Kazuo Ishiguro, the narrative legacy of Las Vegas, Jesmyn Ward and more

    There was some good news in the land of books this week: The Nobel Prize in literature was announced. That’s always good news. THE BIG STORY The Nobel Prize in literature went to Kazuo Ishiguro. Among literary handicappers Ishiguro wasn’t even on the radar (people placing bets in England had Ngugi-wa...

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