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Book Criticism

Meet The 16-Year-Old Book Reviewer

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Claire Bidwell Smith

Robby Auld came onto my radar when he reviewed my book for The Nervous Breakdown, writing one of the most thoughtful assessments of my memoir to date. I couldn't help wanting to know more about the kid who cracked the literary scene.

My Harshest Critic: How a Blistering Review of My First Book Silenced the Critic Within

Maureen Anderson | Posted 06.04.2012 | Books
Maureen Anderson

Rejections still hurt, and I'm still at the mercy of the person reviewing my latest pitch. Maybe it will sell, maybe it won't. I'm not the only one writing my life story, of course. But like a true journalist, I'll keep experimenting... and reporting back on the results.

Best Rip Job of the Year

Steve Kettmann | Posted 04.06.2012 | Books
Steve Kettmann

Few things are worse for books than reviewers who pull their punches and ask readers to wade through the lukewarm sludge of a bland, boring, fair-to-a...

How Wuthering Heights Caused A Critical Stir When First Published

Telegraph | Nick Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The producers of the new BBC Radio 3 adaptation of Wuthering Heights say they want to recreate the 'shocking impact' of the book when it was published...

When an Author Meets His Critics

Steve Lehto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Lehto

Here's my advice to you, writers whose work is disparaged by faceless reviewers on Amazon. Look up your favorite books of all time and read some of the one-star reviews they received.

Book Reviews: How Will They Stay Relevant? 17 Major Critics Speak Out (PHOTOS)

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

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.

The First Lady's Guide to Writing a Bestselling Memoir

Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel

Having stood by her good mate's side as he walked two bestsellers to the altar, Mrs. Obama is hip to the power of the pen, both in economic and political terms.