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Literary Criticism

A special edition exploring book criticism, reviewing, and asking whether using critical tools can make us better readers.

A special edition exploring book criticism and asking whether using critical tools can make us better readers. Mariella Frostrup is joined on stage at the Edinburgh International Book Festival by critic Alan Taylor, book podcast host Books&Rhymes, novelists Kaite Welsh and Sarah Moss, and Sarah Dillon from Cambridge University to explore the current state of book reviewing, the explosion of conversations about books online and on social media, the role of the professional reviewer and whether we can all learn useful critical tools to help us read well, and enrich our reading experience.

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28 minutes

Credit

Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup

Broadcasts

  • Sun 19 Aug 2018 16:00
  • Thu 23 Aug 2018 15:30

This Week's Book List

This Week's Book List

Read along with us - a list of books discussed in each programme

How many of these 100 Novels have you read?

How many of these 100 Novels have you read?

After a passionate debate, our panel has come up with this surprising literary selection.

Books

Books

Celebrating reading and the 100 novels that have shaped our world.

Close Reads

Close Reads

A collection of insights into what make great texts work

Podcast: Books To Live By… with Mariella Frostrup

Podcast: Books To Live By… with Mariella Frostrup

Uncovering surprising stories as beloved personalities talk Mariella through their books.