Kenneth Turan

Freelance Film Critic, Morning Edition

Kenneth Turan is the film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Morning Edition, as well as the director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. He has been a staff writer for the Washington Post and TV Guide, and served as the Times' book review editor.

A graduate of Swarthmore College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, he is the co-author of Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke. He teaches film reviewing and non-fiction writing at USC and is on the board of directors of the National Yiddish Book Center. His most recent books are the University of California Press' Sundance to Sarajevo: Film Festivals and the World They Made and Never Coming To A Theater Near You, published by Public Affairs Press.

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Call Me Anna : The Autobiography of Patty Duke

by Kenneth Turan

Sundance to Sarajevo: Film Festivals and the World They Made

by Kenneth Turan

Never Coming To A Theater Near You: A Celebration of a Certain Kind of Movie

by Kenneth Turan

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