With rapid changes in the status of the print medium and the pervasiveness of new technologies, what is the state of book reviewing today? Is it a moribund art, or is it still a valuable cultural product?
I asked a number of major American critics and reviewers this question: "How can book reviewing be relevant to the new generation of readers?"
The responders came at this question from many different angles, based on their areas of expertise and backgrounds in criticism, addressing the question of technology head-on.
What is the future of criticism in the world of the internet? Will the younger generation need to be addressed differently or will the old verities do? Read on, to find out what these significant voices in American criticism have to say.