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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

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Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup

Broadcasts

This Week's Book List

This Week's Book List

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

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.

Books website

Books website

Get closer to books with in-depth articles, quizzes and our picks from radio & TV.

Close Reads

Close Reads

A collection of insights into what make great texts work