Ron CharlesIn a keynote interview with author Kevin Smokler at last weekend’s PubWest 2017 Conference, critic Ron Charles offers an insider’s tour of one of the last remaining newspaper book sections in the U.S. As editor of the Washington Post Book World, Ron Charles is responsible for an entire ecosystem of book reviewing, which now spans print, audio, and social media, including the satirical video series “Totally Hip Book Reviews.”

Ron Charles has won the National Book Critics Circle Award for best criticism as well as a first-place award for Arts and Entertainment Commentary from the Society for Features Journalism. In 2014, he served as a judge for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction.

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