For his work in ‘cultural criticism, women’s studies, and critical thinking,’ Abdullah Al-Ghathami is the Sheikh Zayed Book Award’s honoree.
Inviting Your Criticism of Criticism: The Paid Reviews Debate
In a new series of articles on industry debate, we ask for our Publishing Perspectives readers’ thoughts on the value of paid reviews as author services.
Hellmuth Karasek, German Literary Critic, Dies
One of Germany’s leading literary critics, Hellmuth Karasek, died on September 29, 2015. He was 81 years old.
Speed Reading Secrets of a Book Critic
How is it professional book critics can pump out scores of reviews a year when many of us struggle just to read one book a week? They are told what to say.
Will the Digital Era Produce as Influential a Book Critic?
Marcel Reich-Ranicki was a living embodiment of so much of 20th century German intellectual life. Will the internet era ever produce as influential a critic?
Is Blogging Killing Literary Criticism? Sir Peter Says Yes
Many people think bloggers opinions are as good as the pros. The head of the Times Literary Supplement and Man Booker Prize judge says that’s not true.
PP Appreciation: Jennifer Brown, Children’s Book Crusader
The latest in our occasional series of profiles, Publishing People We Appreciate, looks at Jennifer Brown, critic, editor, and children’s book crusader.
Intellectual Bullying or When Book Publicists Go Too Far
Critic Drew Nellins is shocked by the deluge of material-including five pages of blurbs-used to promote one novel. It lead’s him to ask: is excess the new norm?
How Can 500,000 People Claim ‘Books’ as a Skill on LinkedIn?
The stats on LinkedIn suggest there are a lot more people out there publishing books professionally than there are reading them professionally.
What’s Your Favorite Book of 2011 That Nobody’s Talking About?
A good book lives on in memory. But isn’t it better if you can get others to read it, too? By Edward Nawotka The end of the year “best book” lists are everywhere you turn. I’ve kvetched in the past about how commonplace it is to see the same dozen or two books on everyone’s top ten list. But that’s …
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