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

  • Novelist Umberto Eco dies at 84; wrote 'Name of the Rose' and 'Foucault's Pendulum'

    Novelist Umberto Eco dies at 84; wrote 'Name of the Rose' and 'Foucault's Pendulum'

    Umberto Eco, an Italian novelist and intellectual of worldwide renown who imbued his work with humor and scholarship and whose novel “The Name of the Rose” became a global phenomenon, has died, his American publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt confirmed late Friday afternoon. He was 84. Eco was...

  • Allen Ginsberg's poem 'Spring night at four a.m.'

    Allen Ginsberg's poem 'Spring night at four a.m.'

    “Spring night four a.m.” from Allen Ginsberg's "Wait Till I'm Dead: Uncollected Poems," reviewed for the Los Angeles Times by Craig Teicher. [Poem]Spring night four a.m.Garbage lurks by the glass windowsTwo guys light a matchSmoke rolls over Eighth Street whereSpade queens walk lipsticked looking...

  • Exclusive: YALLWest teen book festival announces 2016 lineup

    Exclusive: YALLWest teen book festival announces 2016 lineup

    YALLWest is coming, and if that doesn't mean anything to you, you're not a teen reader. Now in its second year, YALLWest is a book festival targeted at teens -- although it won't turn away grownups who like YA books, and younger readers are invited too. Set for Santa Monica April 30-May 1, festival...

  • A visit to the Floating Library in Echo Park Lake

    A visit to the Floating Library in Echo Park Lake

    On this sunny Friday, unseasonably gorgeous even for Los Angeles, I headed to Echo Park Lake to visit the new Floating Library. You don't need a card to borrow books from the Floating Library, but you do have to reach it. You can only get there by boat -- a pedal boat, specifically -- which luckily...

  • Better read Saul: A first look at Saul Goodman's new book

    Better read Saul: A first look at Saul Goodman's new book

    Ever since Saul Goodman made his first appearance in "Breaking Bad," via the comedic actor Bob Odenkirk, he's been bigger than life. As the mini-mall attorney who helped Heisenberg/Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) launder their drug money, he was so compelling that he...

  • What do Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello and Keith Richards have in common?

    What do Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello and Keith Richards have in common?

    Memoirs, memoirs, memoirs. Add Grace Jones, Chrissie Hynde, Lita Ford, John Fogerty and more. You can't shake a stick at the pop charts of the '70s and '80s these days without a pile of memoirists tumbling out. On Thursday, Simon & Schuster announced that Bruce Springsteen will publish a memoir...

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