David L. Ulin

David L. Ulin is the former book critic of the Los Angeles Times. A 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, he is the author or editor of nine books, including "Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles," the novella "Labyrinth," “The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time”and the Library of America’s “Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology,” which won a California Book Award. He left The Times in 2015.
  • Op-Ed
Tim Draper's Cal 3 initiative is so awful, it gives direct democracy a bad name

A hundred years ago, the initiative process cracked open California state government for the people. It was never meant to function as a rich man’s toy.

  • Appreciation
Philip Roth, a provocateur whose candor seared even as it reflected the American story

David Ulin writes an appreciation of Philip Roth.