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

  • Books: Loving libraries, now more than ever

    Books: Loving libraries, now more than ever

    All eyes turned to Washington this week as America elected Donald Trump to be our next president. THE BIG STORY Critic at Large David Kipen is a former Beltway denizen — he was the director of literature at the NEA — and he shares his thoughts about the president-elect and an American institution:...

  • 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....

  • Exploring Los Angeles (and the world) with Dylan Thuras of Atlas Obscura

    Exploring Los Angeles (and the world) with Dylan Thuras of Atlas Obscura

    If you want to visit a catacomb, head to Europe; there are no ossuaries or catacombs in America. “No proper catacombs,” Dylan Thuras clarifies. “A proper catacomb is lined with carefully-stacked skulls and bones.” Thuras is an enthusiast of unusual places. He’s the co-founder of the website Atlas...

  • Paul Beatty is the first American to win the Man Booker Prize

    Paul Beatty is the first American to win the Man Booker Prize

    Paul Beatty won the 2016 Man Booker Prize for fiction for his novel “The Sellout,” a dazzling written, wickedly funny satire of race set in South Los Angeles. Beatty is the first American to win the prize, which was awarded at a black-tie ceremony in London on Tuesday. “I’m not going to get all...

  • Why Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize is the best thing that can happen to the book world

    Why Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize is the best thing that can happen to the book world

    When the Nobel Prize was given to Bob Dylan this week, it seemed to many in the book world like a lost opportunity. Each year, the bright light of the Nobel falls across our cultural canvas and illuminates the work of a major writer — and in recent years that’s usually been a writer who is little-known...

  • In a 'radical' choice, Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize in literature

    In a 'radical' choice, Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize in literature

    Well, Shakespeare, he’s in the alley Speaking to some French girl Who says she knows me well He was the kid on the coffee house stage growling out songs from behind a guitar that seemed to weigh more than he did. He spoke of the gamblin’ man, the thin man, but T.S. Eliot too in songs that honored...

  • Will Don DeLillo win the Nobel Prize in literature?

    Will Don DeLillo win the Nobel Prize in literature?

    I don’t know who’s going to win the Nobel Prize in literature. But the British betting site Ladbrokes has been taking bets, and American Don DeLillo is making a last-minute surge in the standings, rising from 66/1 odds earlier this week to 4/1 odds, putting him in fourth place. Do the bettors know...

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