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

  • Kevin Starr on history: 'You don't make up your world. You find it.'

    Kevin Starr on history: 'You don't make up your world. You find it.'

    The agricultural development of the Imperial Valley should be dry as dust, but in Kevin Starr’s hands, it was a riveting tale of politics and personalities, environment and ambition and commerce, echoing so many themes of California as a whole. I remember exactly where I was when I read it: in...

  • Books: Xu Hongci, Roxane Gay, Han Kang and more

    THE BIG STORY Xu Hongci was born in China in 1933, when the country faced a series of tumultuous upheavals. He joined the Communist Party at 14, got engaged, began medical school in Shanghai and didn’t imagine that he’d fall afoul of Mao Tse-tung. But he was one of 550,000 people accused of being...

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