Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Globe and Mail Cuts Book Section… Until it Bleeds

Sad to report that the Globe and Mail, once Canada’s most important newspaper, has further cut its books section. According to NOW Toronto, “Editor Martin Levin and assistant editor Jack Kirchhoff will no longer serve in their posts, leaving the national newspaper without a literary editor.”

Levin told NOW that the paper is bowing to the perceived endless need for celebrity gossip. “It’s all about celebrity now and being the first one to come out with a review, as if the first review is definitive. But a book review should be only an opening salvo, the beginning of a conversation.”

You can read NOW Toronto’s coverage here. Catch up with the Globe’s pathetic remaining books reportage here.



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