Meet the Critics
Kenneth Turan

Kenneth Turan is film critic for the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio's"Morning Edition" and the director of the Times' Book Prizes. A graduate of Swarthmore College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, he has been the Times' book review editor and a staff writer for the Washington Post and TV Guide. He is the coauthor of"Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke," has taught at USC and the University of California at Berkeley and is on the board of directors of the National Yiddish Book Center. His latest books,"Never Coming To A Theater Near You" and"Now In Theaters Everywhere," are published by PublicAffairs Press.