Friday, June 15, 2007

The Ethics of Book Reviewing: Panel on Book TV, June 16

2007 BookExpo America:
Ethics in Book Reviewing Panel

John Leonard, Sam Tanenhaus, Christopher Hitchens, David Ulin, Francine Prose, Carlin Romano

Saturday, June 16, 10:00 p.m. Eastern (US) on C-Span2 Book TV
Description: A panel of book reviewers and book review editors talk about what is and what is not ethical when reviewing books. The discussion, based on a survey conducted by the National Book Critics Circle, addressed such issues as: should a reviewer be assigned to review an author that she/he knows?, should a reviewer review a book that she/he hates?, should an editor publish heavily critical reviews of first-time or unknown authors?, etc. The participants are: John Leonard (The Nation, Harper's), Francine Prose (New York Times), Christopher Hitchens (Atlantic Monthly), Sam Tanenhaus (New York Times Book Review), David Ulin (Los Angeles Times), and Carlin Romano (Philadelphia Inquirer).