Literary Journalism and the Book Business: Sheep or Shepherds?

Literary Journalism and the Book Business: Sheep or Shepherds?

10 Mar 2020, 10:00 - 11:00

The Cross-Cultural Hub
Language:
English

Seriously – what does literary journalism have to do with the books business? What impact, if any, do book reviewers and other critics in the media have on book sales and publishing trends? Has the situation changed at all in the recent past? And what happens when literary journals themselves become publishers? In short: does it matter?

Join a panel of TLS editors and contributors to discuss the sometimes fraught – and sometimes tenuous – relationship between literary journalism and publishing, as well as, in particular, the question of whether the literary journal is moving into a new era – on a wave of longform, "slow" reads, perhaps – in which they do not just critique and review new books, but publish work that is rigorous, stylish and substantial enough to be expanded into a book of its own"

Contributors

  • Francesca Wade

    Speaker

    Editor

      Francesca Wade is the editor of The White Review and the author of Square Haunting: Five women, freedom and London between the wars (Faber, 2020)....

  • Lamorna Ash

    Speaker

    Education Worker, Author

    IntoUniversity

      Lamorna Ash is is an education worker at the charity IntoUniversity and is a freelance writer for the TLS and TANK magazine. She is the author of...

  • Michael Caines

    Speaker

    TLS

      Michael Caines has worked for the TLS since 2000, and co-founded the free Brixton Review of Books (which focuses on books published by indie...

  • Roz Dineen

    Speaker

    Editor

    TLS

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