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Barnes and Noble Review

Today I can finally shred a months-long veil of secrecy and proudly announce my association with a brand-new magazine, THE BARNES AND NOBLE REVIEW, whose first issue is online now.

Visit the main page and click on the proper button up top.

Or bookmark the REVIEW itself.

What's this new venue all about? From the site:


The Barnes & Noble Review is an online publication that aims to bring serious readers smart and useful appraisals of current books, music, and films (on DVD), as well as reconsiderations of important past works. It will accommodate many voices, publishing exclusive material from a wide range of established critics, reviewers, and authors.

James Mustich, veteran bookseller and for 20 years publisher of the respected book catalog A Common Reader, is the editor-in-chief of the Barnes & Noble Review. Bill Tipper is our managing editor.

The Review features a daily book review, essays of rediscovery, regular columns and articles covering authors and genres, and a monthly interview. Permanent elements include the Barnes & Noble Review Spotlight -- a weekly selection, made by our editors, of especially interesting books, CDs, and DVDs -- and The Long List-a regularly refreshed collection of 50 titles readers should know about now, chosen, again, by our editors.

Our goal is to introduce readers to books, music, and films that we consider worthy of reading, listening to, or watching. The critical opinions expressed in the Review belong to the writers, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Barnes & Noble.

And who are the contributors?

James Mustich, Jr.
A veteran bookseller, James Mustich was a founder, and for twenty years publisher, of the book catalogue A Common Reader.

Bill Tipper
Managing Editor
A former teacher of literature, Bill Tipper has been an editor with Barnes & for five years. His reviews have appeard in the Washington Post Book World and elsewhere.

Brooke Allen
Brooke Allen is the author of Twentieth-Century Attitudes; Artistic License; and Moral Minority. She is a contributor to The New York Times Book Review, The New Criterion, The New Leader, The Hudson Review, The Nation, and more.

Amelia Atlas
Amelia Atlas's reviews have appeared in the New York Sun, 02138, and the Harvard Book Review.

Amy Benfer
Amy Benfer has worked as an editor and staff writer at Salon, Legal Affairs, and Paper magazine. Her reviews and features on books have appeared in Salon, the San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, The Believer, Kirkus, and the New York Times Book Review.

Max Byrd
Max Byrd's fiction includes Grant; Jackson; Jefferson; and Shooting the Sun. His reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, The Yale Review, and The Wilson Quarterly. He is Professor of English at the University of California, Davis.

Joseph Ciardiello
Over his 30-plus year career, artist Joe Ciardiello has worked for most major magazines and newspapers as well as for corporate and advertising clients, book publishers. and record companies. Among his awards are three Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators.

Veronique de Turenne
Veronique de Turenne is a Los Angeles-based journalist, essayist and playwright. Her literary criticism appears on NPR and in major American newspapers. One of the highlights of her career was interviewing Vin Scully in his broadcast booth at Dodger Stadium, then receiving a hand-written thank you note from him a few days later.

Paul DiFilippo
Author of several acclaimed novels and story collections, including Fractal Paisleys, Little Doors, and Neutrino Drag, Paul DiFilippo was nominated for a Sturgeon Award, a Hugo Award, and a World Fantasy Award-all in a single year. William Gibson has called his work "spooky, haunting, and hilarious." His reviews have appeared in The Washington Post, Science Fiction Weekly, Asimov's Magazine, and The San Francisco Chronicle.

John Freeman
John Freeman is president of the National Book Critics Circle. He is writing a book on the tyranny of email for Scribner.

Daniel Menaker
Author of the novel The Treatment and two books of short stories, Daniel Menaker is former Executive Editor-in-Chief of Random House and fiction editor of The New Yorker. His reviews and other writings have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Slate.

In this age of vanishing print outlets for reviews, an outlet like the B&N REVIEW fills an important need in literary society. Please visit regularly!

Posted by Paul DiFi.
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