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Toronto Pub "Globe and Mail" Cuts Book Section

The Globe and Mail has cut their book section; there is currently no literary editor - peoplewhowrite

There is currently no literary editor at The Globe and Mail

Literary venues for reviews, author interviews, and critique continue to dry up. Toronto-based Now reports Globe and Mail has slashed its book section: “After drastically cutting back its books section last summer, the Globe and Mail is making yet more changes in the literature department. 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, “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.”

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