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WATCH: WaPo Editor On Treatment Of Female Authors

Posted 04.24.2013 | Books

Ron Charles, Fiction Editor of The Washington Post, has a wonderful YouTube video series called Totally Hip Book Reviews (he claims it's satire, but w...

WATCH: Best And Worst Book Trailers

Posted 08.03.2011 | Books

It was an irresistible proposition when Meliville House asked us to be part of the judging panel for the Moby Awards for best and worst book trailers....

Washington Post's Ron Charles Slams 'O: A Presidential Novel'

washingtonpost.com | Ron Charles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Like the people who end up running for president, this anonymous novel about Barack Obama's reelection campaign isn't as good as you hoped or as bad a...

WATCH: Book Critic Ron Charles Sells Fake Products In Nutty Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Is this Washington Post critic Ron Charles' craziest video yet? He's posted video reviews before and now he's back with a holiday post that is truly o...

WATCH: Is This The Future OF Criticism? We Hope So ...

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Washington Post book critic Ron Charles had us ogling over his hilarious video review of Jonathan Franzen's novel "Freedom" in September. Now, he'...

Ron Charles Talks Totally Hip Book Reviews and More

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

"The TV critic doesn't critique each episode of Two and a Half Men because that's not necessary. In the same way, some books that people are reading sometimes don't need to be critiqued."

Booker Winner 'Finkler Question' Reviewed By Ron Charles

washingtonpost.com | Ron Charles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Although there is a plot, "The Finkler Question" is really a series of tragicomic meditations on one of humanity's most tenacious expressions of malic...

Anis Shivani: Why American Reviewers Disliked Ian McEwan's 'Solar'

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

What American reviewers have missed is that satire and history are coming together for the first time in McEwan's career.

Critic Ron Charles Crafts Hilarious Video Review Of Franzen's 'Freedom' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Washington Post fiction critic Ron Charles breaks ground with an innovative -- and hilarious -- video review of Jonathan Franzen's newest novel, "...