Decatur Book Festival: Do Book Reviews Matter?

September 01, 2013 12:00 pm
Old Courthouse Stage
Decatur, GA

In an age of Goodreads and Amazon, when most newspapers are slashing the space in which they formerly reviewed books, whither the book critic? Now that everyone shares their opinions via social media, what is left for the professional book reviewer to do? Should American reviewers be more willing to go negative, as our colleagues in England are famous for? Join five critics and editors as we discuss and debate the art and craft of book reviewing – including questions about its continuing relevance today.


Lev Grossman, Author

Charles McNair, Author

Teresa Weaver, Author

Gina Webb, Author

Kate Tuttle, Moderator


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