Friday Find: Candid Tips from Editors on Book Reviewing
One of the problems with living in New York City–and trying to do decent work at your bills-paying day job to allow you to continue living there–is that you can’t possibly attend all of the wonderful literary events that take place in this city and also maintain your health/sanity/family relationships. But this week, I did make it to an evening event at the Writers’ Institute at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY). On the other hand, I failed to get myself to the Grad Center last month, when, organized by the same institute, an amazing group of editors–Henry Finder, Radhika Jones, Robert Messenger, and Sam Tanenhaus–addressed one of my favorite topics: book reviewing.
Luckily for me, when I went to the institute’s website to check the details for this week’s event, I noticed that a podcast of the book-reviewing session is now available. I listened to it yesterday (before adding it to the list of podcasts at cuny.edu/creativewriting, the website I get to maintain as part of the aforementioned day job). And it’s great. If you have some time this weekend, take the opportunity to listen.
Enjoy, and see you back here on Monday.