I have a for this week’s New York Times Book Review ! It’s in response to a review on an ambitious new book called “The Information.” Author James Gleick retells the history of information, its evolution, where it’s going, the anxiety around the word, and what it means in the age of technology.
In our latest Algonquin Talks feature, we interview Greg Cowles, one of the esteemed preview editors at the New York Times Book Review. Previously, we featured , producer at Fresh Air; , books editor at O: The Oprah Magazine; and , book review editor at the Washington Post.
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The New York Times Book Review is a Goliath in the industry. In fact, according to Wikipedia, it's one of the most influential and widely read book review publications there is. But as of late, the NYT has come under fire for an underrepresentation of African-American literature.
The New York Times Book Review is getting a partial makeover, with an expanded collection of Best Seller lists covering nonfiction niches from animals to humor to travel. The Times the new categories on Thursday, and will introduce them over the next few months. University professor and author Roxane Gay found that nearly 90% of the New York Times book reviews published in 2011 were of books by white authors. Gay researched the racial background of every author critiqued by the NYT last year, and her study yielded stark results: 31 black authors against 655 white ones. Gay said, "The numbers reflect the overall trend in publishing where the majority of books published are written by white writers." The new york times book review pictures 1 The new york times book review pictures 2 The new york times book review pictures 3 The new york times book review pictures 4 The new york times book review pictures 5Lettering and illustration for the back page essay in the New York Times Book Review by that talks about the overly popular political phrase “City upon a Hill.”