Staff

Irene Yoon (she/her) is Executive Director of the Los Angeles Review of Books and the LARB Publishing Workshop Director. After living in Vladivostok, Russia on a Fulbright scholarship, she earned her doctorate in English from UC Berkeley, where she taught courses on contemporary fiction and visual culture, managed Art of Writing, an interdisciplinary writing program, and trained new teachers as the English Department's Assistant Pedagogy Chair. Irene has worked with several authors to prepare books for publication with Columbia, Harvard, and Oxford University Presses. Her own writing has appeared in journals such as Twentieth Century Literature, Transition Magazine, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Lindsay Wright (she/her) is the Project Manager of LARB Publishing Workshop. After studying comparative literature at Stanford University, Lindsay taught English in Japan before returning to graduate studies in English literature at the University of Virginia. She directed the University of Virginia Writing Center, where she focused on creating writing resources for international undergraduate and graduate students. Lindsay taught for two years as a lecturer on English with courses on American publishing at the institute for the profession of the book, Le Pôle Métiers du livre, at l'Université Paris Nanterre.  Lindsay is an active member of children's book publishing groups and is at work on a novel which won the Sue Alexander Award for a manuscript in progress from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Katelyn Keating (she/her) is the Editor-in-Chief of CRAFT and the Operations Manager at Prospect Park Books. She was a 2017 Fellow of the Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop, joined the faculty in 2018, and is currently the Web Advisor to PubLab and the Publisher Coordinator for LITLIT: The Little Literary Fair. Her essays appear in Crab Orchard Review, Flyway, Lunch Ticket, Tahoma Literary Review, and elsewhere. Katelyn has a BA in Communication Arts from Skidmore College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, where she worked for two years on Lunch Ticket in various roles before serving as Editor-in-Chief for issues 11 and 12.

 

Jessica Kubinec (she/her) is the Managing Director of the Los Angeles Review of Books where she oversees the day-to-day operations of all LARB programming, including the LARB Publishing Workshop. She received her BA in creative writing at Cal State Northridge and her MA in English language and culture at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and has worked in publishing and publicity for over ten years. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

 

Tom Lutz (he/him) is the Founder and Publisher of the Los Angeles Review of Books. His award-winning books have been translated into 12 languages and have appeared on The New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller lists. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and other newspapers and literary venues, as well as in dozens of books and academic journals. He has taught at Stanford University, University of Iowa, CalArts, University of Copenhagen, and now at UC Riverside as Professor of Creative Writing. Tom established the LARB Publishing Workshop in 2016, teaches regularly as a Workshop faculty member.