New Editor at LA Times Book Review

Publisher’s Weekly reports that the LA Times has picked David L. Ulin to be the new editor of the Book Review.

Reached for comment, associate features editor Tim Rutten said the Times
had conducted a "very long and very exhaustive" search with about 25 serious
candidates. Rutten said the Times thought Ulin "had the right mix of
credentials" as a freelance book critic whose work has appeared in the book
review he will now edit along with NYTBR and The Atlantic Monthly.
He was also books editor at the weekly LA Reader.

"He has the kind of stature to take the book review to the next level," said

Let’s hope Ulin boots Eugen Weber and finds someone more qualified (and more readable!)  to review mysteries and crime novels.

2 thoughts on “New Editor at LA Times Book Review”

  1. Brother Tod speculates that the new editor will give better coverage to L.A. authors, which would definitely be nice. The current Book Review hardly ever seems to review locals, which is contrary to every other paper I’ve seen.


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