Los Angeles Times Names David L. Ulin Book Editor

Aug 24, 2005, 01:00 ET from Los Angeles Times

    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- David L. Ulin has been named Book
 Editor of the Los Angeles Times, it was announced today by John Montorio,
 deputy managing editor for features.
     Ulin assumes his position in October, and will oversee The Times' Sunday
 and daily reviews.  He also will assume an expanded role in strengthening
 coverage of books, publishing and literary news and analysis throughout the
     "In David, we believe we have found a blend of talent, experience and
 accomplishment that is tailor-made for this vital assignment," said Montorio.
 "As a literary journalist and critic, his work already is well known to Times
 readers, but what sets David apart as an editor is a uniquely intimate
 knowledge of writing from Los Angeles and the West and its place within the
 wider American and international literary context.  The result is a
 sensibility that is singularly unafraid to appear parochial because it never
 is provincial."
     Ulin is currently a contributing editor to the Bloomsbury Review, and
 recently served as nonfiction editor of the Los Angeles Review.  His editing
 experience also includes a three-year stint as book editor of the Los Angeles
     In 2002, the Library of America chose Ulin to edit "Writing Los Angeles: A
 Literary Anthology," which received a California Book Award from the
 Commonwealth Club of California and was selected by the Los Angeles Times Book
 Review as one of that year's "Best of the Best."  In 2001, City Lights, one of
 the state's leading independent publishers, chose Ulin to edit "Another City:
 Writing from Los Angeles," which also was honored as a "Best Book" by The
     Ulin is the author of "The Myth of Solid Ground: Earthquakes, Prediction
 and the Fault Line Between Reason and Faith," which was published last year by
 Viking and selected as a "Best Book of 2004" by the Chicago Tribune and San
 Francisco Chronicle.  That same year, his essay, "The Half-Birthday of the
 Apocalypse," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
     His work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic
 Monthly, Newsday and the Nation, as well as on NPR's "All Things Considered."
     A resident of Los Angeles, Ulin earned a B.A. degree, cum laude, in
 English literature from the University of Pennsylvania.
     The Los Angeles Times, a Tribune Publishing company, is the largest
 metropolitan daily newspaper in the country and the winner of 37 Pulitzer
 Prizes, including two this year.  The Times publishes five daily regional
 editions, for the Los Angeles metropolitan area, Orange County, Ventura
 County, the San Fernando Valley, and the Inland Empire of Riverside and San
 Bernardino counties, as well as a National edition.  Additional information
 about The Times is available at www.latimes.com/mediacenter.

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