Last Sunday, a piece of mine, “Chicago Manuals,” was published in the New York Times Book Review, a
By the end of the week, the backlash had been picked up by the national media and meta pieces ran in the New Republic and on All Things Considered and the scandal was reviewed—like a play–in Read More
David Kelly, an editor at The New York Times book review, has been promoted to the position of deputy editor. Bob Harris, a 29-year veteran of The New York Times and the most recent deputy editor of the book review, left the newspaper in mid-December.
ArtsBeat announced today that this week’s New York Times Book Review will feature, for the first time, bestseller lists accounting for the sales of e-books. The lists, all of which appear on the Times site, include a list of combined e-book and print sales, a list of just Read More
Slate’s “Double X” decided to address the question recently raised by female authors of commercial fiction: does the New York Times Book Review give an excess of coverage to white, male writers? According to Slate’s calculations, the answer to that question in recent years is clearly “yes”:
We compared men Read More
Authors Jennifer Weiner and Jodi Picoult spoke with crime novelist Jason Pinter about their beef with the fawning over Jonathan Franzen and Franzen’s Freedom as well as what they see as the narrow scope of coverage in the Times Book Review. Weiner and Read More
Jodi Picoult, a successful author of commercial fiction about “family, relationships, and love,” is tired of the Times‘ love affair with the white, male, literary lion. Picoult first spoke out on Twitter, following Michiko Kakutani’s glowing review of Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, tweeting, “NYT raved about Franzen’s Read More
“We could chat on and on about the dating habits of my beloved homeland — where even post-marital sex was gently frowned on — but there is a book to review here,” writes Graydon Carter in this weekend’s Times Book Review. The book is The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis.
Mr. Carter begins Read More
Hey, Joe and Mika, make some room for Sam Tanenhaus.
According to an internal New York Times announcement, the paper’s Book Review and Week in Review editor will be appearing every Friday at 7:45 a.m. on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to preview that week’s Book Review and Week in Read More
Sam Tanenhaus, editor of The New York Times Book Review and the Week in Review section of the paper’s Sunday edition, is turning his recent New Republic cover story, “Conservatism is Dead: An Intellectual Autopsy of the Movement,” into a book-length manifesto. The book will be published this fall by Random House, which Read More
In a company-wide memo sent to Random House staff this afternoon—labeled "a very different memo" by company spokesman Stuart Applebaum when he forwarded it to media—Markus Dohle turned a spotlight upon Random House’s strong presence on year-end book lists published this week by The Toronto Globe and Mail and The New Read More