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

  • Introducing the L.A. Times Critics-at-Large

    Introducing the L.A. Times Critics-at-Large

    Meet the new Critics-at-Large for our books pages. These 10 writers have beautiful voices, brilliant minds, critical insights and strong opinions. We are delighted that they will share them with us. We see books as being more than something that sits on a shelf (although they are that, enduringly)....

  • Spring 2016 books preview: Literary events happening around L.A.

    Spring 2016 books preview: Literary events happening around L.A.

    March 30-April 2 AWP Conference The spring literary event season is upon us. The first and most amoeba-like is the AWP Conference taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center — and bars, sleek hotels and other event venues within affordable Lyft distance. AWP is the Assn. of Writing Programs,...

  • 33 1/3 essential books that rock

    33 1/3 essential books that rock

    Stories of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll: These are the basic elements of a rock book. Make the band the Rolling Stones and you get "Life" by Keith Richards (2010), a memoir notable not just because the legendary guitarist lived through all those crazy exploits but because he remembers them. Focus...

  • Coming to the L.A. Times Festival of Books: Buzz Aldrin, Padma Lakshmi, Kwame Alexander and more

    Coming to the L.A. Times Festival of Books: Buzz Aldrin, Padma Lakshmi, Kwame Alexander and more

    Today, the roster of the 21st annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has landed. It includes: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Prizewinning children's book author Kwame Alexander U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad Author James Patterson...

  • Coming to the L.A. Times Festival of Books: Buzz Aldrin, Padma Lakshmi, Kwame Alexander and more

    Coming to the L.A. Times Festival of Books: Buzz Aldrin, Padma Lakshmi, Kwame Alexander and more

    Today, the roster of the 21st annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has landed. It includes astronaut Buzz Aldrin, prizewinning children's book author Kwame Alexander; U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera; "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi; writers James Patterson, Susan Orlean, Joyce Carol...

  • A second Amazon brick-and-mortar bookstore is coming -- to San Diego

    A second Amazon brick-and-mortar bookstore is coming -- to San Diego

    Amazon's second brick-and-mortar bookstore will open in San Diego this summer, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The final sign of the bookstore was just that — a sign. Signage over construction in the University Towne Center Mall in San Diego reads, "Coming this summer — Amazon books." Last...

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