Los Angeles Times Recruits 10 Authors

By Maryann Yin Comment

Los Angeles Times (GalleyCat)Ten authors have been named critics-at-large for the Books section of The Los Angeles Times.

Carolyn Kellogg, the editor behind the publication’s Jacket Copy book blog, recruited these renowned creatives. The participants include Marlon James, Laila Lalami, Susan Straight, Viet Thanh Nguyen, David Kipen, Alexander Chee, John Scalzi, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Rebecca Carroll, and Adriana Ramírez.

Here’s more from the article: “With these ten writers, we will investigate our culture through the conversations that books anchor, in deep dives and in real time. We will explore the mysteries of reading and writing; consider the achievements, acknowledged and under-acknowledged, of the writers who have come before; question the roles of race, heritage, class and gender in what we read; take on the vagaries of the publishing industry, and more.”