In this continuing series, a book critic discusses the unique challenges of reviewing for radio and how she picks the books that make it on the air.
Parul Sehgal discusses her path to literary criticism, her passion for international literature, and today’s finest reviewers.
In this continuing series, a book critic discusses Minnesota’s thriving literary community and the importance of reviewing small-press titles.
In this continuing series, a book reviewer discusses the art of literary criticism—from the value of negative reviews to critics he admires.
An author and book reviewer discusses both sides of the writer-critic divide.
The books editor at O, the Oprah Magazine discusses how she got her start in the literary world, the selection criteria behind Oprah’s Book Club picks, and her favorite books of the year.
How important is it for characters to be likeable? A look at a controversial question, and how literature’s darker actors can pose useful lessons about both the craft of writing and ourselves.
In celebration of ten years, sixty-five million users, and sixty-nine million book reviews, a history of Goodreads—from its beginnings as a tool for readers to its growth into an important platform for book promotion.
The digital deputy editor of GQ discusses his Best Books of the Month feature and the state of diversity in publishing.
Laura Miller discusses how she chooses books, the effect of the Internet on literary criticism, and her belief that reading is as profoundly creative as writing.