I read lit blogs before I started this one. Reading them was like eavesdropping on a conversation among book lovers in some vast library. It was invaluable if you wanted to cover the beat, as we say in the business. I was discovering what people who were passionate about books were reading and why. I also noticed that litbloggers wrote knowingly, enthusiastically, and well about books, and that they all had pretty individual styles (surely I am not the only one to notice how homogenized much journalistic prose can be). That is why invited some to review for me. I would have invited more had I lasted longer.
The critical landscape is changing. I don't know anymore than anybody else does what it will look like when everything settles down, but I do know that, thanks in large measure to blogging and bloggers, it will be richer, more varied, and more alive.
Where Frank Wilson’s Calling From
... SAD NEWS
... `I Am Not Obliged to Do Any More'
... A Tribute to Frank Wilson.
... Every cloud....
... Pulling Levers
... Adieu Frank Wilson!
... Frank Wilson to Leave the Philly Inquirer.
... Frank to quit, but not in spirit.
... Cat's Out of the Bag Note.
... Wilson, AWP, and the Guy Who Loved Me (for a split second).
... Goodbye to Frank Wilson.
... Frank Wilson, Inquirer books editor, is leaving.
... Frank Wilson Leaves the Inquirer.
... Frank Wilson leaving the Inquirer.
... Within the World of Cultural Journalism, No News is Good News, Until Further Notice.
... Frank Wilson, An Editor Who Tried Something New.