Introducing Carolyn Kellogg

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Editors’ Note: The blogosphere is such a large landscape, and the Los Angeles Times Book Review is proud to announce Carolyn Kellogg’s arrival to help us navigate this terrain. Carolyn has been a frequent contributor to our pages (check out her recent review of Sarah Boxer’s ‘Ultimate Blogs’) and she’s, well, just so darn smart about these things. In the weeks to come, Carolyn and the staff will be working together to bring you the best, up-to-date coverage of all things literary on Jacket Copy. In fact, look for her first contribution this afternoon, a provocative post about Oscar winner Diablo Cody, as well as Laura Albert and so much more. Here’s a bit more information about her, in her own words:

Born in Florida and raised in Rhode Island, Carolyn Kellogg moved to Los Angeles to study at USC, which she did, with some success, between bouts of dropping out. She’s easily distracted by loud music and spicy food and even politics: In 1992, she went to the Democratic convention as a member of Jerry Brown’s staff. Proprietor of the book blog and former editor of, she’s been writing and producing Web content since 1996. Currently, she is teaching and pursuing a master’s in fine arts at the University of Pittsburgh. Her first literary obsession, at age 6, was the Nancy Drew mystery series; she prefers the blue covers with the silhouette endpapers.