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Carolyn Kellogg

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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.

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  • The 10 poetry contenders for the 2016 National Book Award

    The 10 poetry contenders for the 2016 National Book Award

    The National Book Foundation has announced the 10-title longlist for the 2016 National Book Award for poetry. The list will be narrowed to five finalists in October, and the prizes will be awarded Nov. 16 in New York. The complete list of books on the 2016 longlist for poetry are: Daniel Borzutzky,...

  • Bill Maher will receive PEN Center USA's First Amendment Award

    Bill Maher will receive PEN Center USA's First Amendment Award

    Talk show host Bill Maher will be presented with PEN center USA’s First Amendment Award at the organization’s 26th Literary Awards this month. The award has previously been given to journalists Chris Hedges, Robert Scheer and Charles Bowden; Glenn Greenwald and documentarian Laura Poitras; Hugh...

  • The 10 books in the running for the 2016 National Book Award for young people's literature

    The 10 books in the running for the 2016 National Book Award for young people's literature

    Ten books have been announced as the longlist contenders in young people’s literature for the 2016 National Book Awards. This week, the National Book Foundation is announcing longlists in all four categories of its awards – young people’s literature is to be followed by poetry, nonfiction and fiction....

  • J.D. Salinger home to host cartoonist residency

    J.D. Salinger home to host cartoonist residency

    J.D. Salinger was such a recluse that the idea of living in his house seems fantastically impossible. But for cartoonists, it’s not: A new residency will launch at his old house in Cornish, N.H., in early 2017. Salinger is no longer there, of course. The famed author of “The Catcher in the Rye,”...

  • Fall literary preview: 6 terrific L.A. events

    Fall literary preview: 6 terrific L.A. events

    Sometimes a book is not enough. This fall, several fantastic authors — great storytellers all — will be coming to Los Angeles to share their work. Here’s a selection of events not to be missed. Sept. 16 Colson Whitehead Colson Whitehead’s new novel, “The Underground Railroad,” imagines a black...

  • Punk's not dead: Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain and 'Please Kill Me'

    Punk's not dead: Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain and 'Please Kill Me'

    They came not to bury punk but to praise it. 20 years ago, Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain published “Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk” with Grove Press. The format was ingenious — no single person could lay claim to know the whole of the sprawling, anarchically creative, drug-riddled...

  • North to Alaska in Dave Eggers' new 'Heroes of the Frontier'

    North to Alaska in Dave Eggers' new 'Heroes of the Frontier'

    Among his bestselling literary fiction peers, Dave Eggers alone is engaged in a sustained effort to write about contemporary America. He’s been going at it so regularly, and so swiftly, that he’s keeping pace with the times, if not getting a half-step ahead. Perhaps he knows what’s next for us:...

  • Bernie Sanders' supporters have one thing to look forward to: a new book

    Bernie Sanders' supporters have one thing to look forward to: a new book

    Donald Trump postpones his announcement of who he's picked as a running mate July 14, 2016, 7:03 p.m. Donald Trump appears to have chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his running mate, but he says he will no longer name his choice publicly Friday.Trump postpones his planned announcementof his...

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