Los Angeles Times

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

  • John Wray is hard to pin down

    John Wray is hard to pin down

    In "The Lost Time Accidents," John Wray combines literary fiction and far-out scientific theory for a narrative of a lovelorn exile from time. The book sounds a little like Kurt Vonnegut and nothing like John Wray. Which is sort of a problem. These days, writers have brands. Nicholas Sparks pens...

  • Is Amazon planning to open hundreds of bricks-and-mortar bookstores?

    Is Amazon planning to open hundreds of bricks-and-mortar bookstores?

    Is Amazon, the online retailer credited with the downfall of the U.S. bricks-and-mortar bookstore, really going to open hundreds of bricks-and-mortar bookstores? That idea took off after General Growth Properties Chief Executive Sandeep Mathrani told analysts and investors Tuesday: "You've got...

  • Is Amazon really going to open hundreds of brick-and-mortar bookstores?

    Is Amazon really going to open hundreds of brick-and-mortar bookstores?

    According to the latest reports, probably not. But read on... When you ask Amazon, they will simply reply "no comment" to the rumors that they're planning to open 300 to 400 brick-and-mortar bookstores. But is that because it's not true or because the company isn't ready to let the cat out of the...

  • McNuggets with a side of 'Paddington': McDonald's serves books in Happy Meals for 2016

    McNuggets with a side of 'Paddington': McDonald's serves books in Happy Meals for 2016

    Would you like fries with that children's book? From Tuesday through Feb. 15, people ordering Happy Meals at McDonald's will get a book as their prize. More than 17 million books will be distributed this way. The Happy Meals will contain one of four books, including the classic "Paddington" by...

  • Malibu's Bank of Books to close in April

    Malibu's Bank of Books to close in April

    Malibu's Bank of Books announced its closure in an email to supporters and customers Monday. The independent bookstore, which opened in July 2012, will close its doors in April. "I have always thought of Bank of Books Malibu, with our 1200 feet of retail space in a town of just 13,000 souls, as...

  • What do a Gutenberg Bible, Charles Bukowski and Paul Theroux have in common?

    What do a Gutenberg Bible, Charles Bukowski and Paul Theroux have in common?

    What do a Gutenberg Bible, Charles Bukowski and Paul Theroux have in common? The Huntington Library. In the past, the Huntington Library was known for its rarified atmosphere and rare books. Created from the estate of railroad magnate Henry Huntington, who was a rare-book collector, the Huntington...

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