Carolyn Kellogg


Carolyn Kellogg was named book editor of the Los Angeles Times in 2016. She joined the L.A. Times in 2010 as a staff writer in books with an emphasis on digital projects. Her work was recognized with the paper's editorial award. For six years, she served on the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle. Prior to coming to The Times, she served as editor of, web editor of Marketplace and as the web editor of the California Community Foundation. In her spare time, she ran a podcast interviewing authors called Pinky's Paperhaus. She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California.

Recent Articles

  • Amazon will be opening a bookstore in L.A.

    Amazon will be opening a bookstore in L.A.

    Amazon is planning to open a bookstore in a Century City mall, its first brick-and-mortar bookstore in Los Angeles. The online retailer, credited with causing a crisis in the physical bookselling industry, has opened five brick-and-mortar bookstores in the last 18 months and has announced plans...

  • Books: A dancer, a thriller, the birth of a museum and more

    Welcome to books this week! I’m Los Angeles Times Books Editor Carolyn Kellogg with the news of what we’ve got for you, and more. THE BIG ESSAY Back when David Kipen — now one of our critics at large — was director of literature at the NEA, he met a man with a crazy idea: a museum dedicated to...

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