Book Fight!

Tough love for literature


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Testimonial/Mission Statement

Yesterday, I wrote a thing on my site in response to the recent flare-up of debate on the changing role of book critics, Jacob Silverman’s assertion in Slate that writers are too nice to one another on Twitter, and so on. It’s generated some discussion, and I’ve received a half-dozen emails from authors who wanted to share their thoughts.

One email, from Ravi Mangla (you can find him on Twitter @ravi_mangla), pretty much made my day, and also stands as a perfect testimonial to what we’re trying to do with Book Fight: Continue reading