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Writers reviewing books–an interview with Linda Newbery, Celia Rees and Adele Geras

When I began this blog, I decided not to post book reviews, because there are so many terrific book blogs out there. So I was delighted to discover this blog which offers writerly thoughts on readerly books. Also, some of you will know Linda and Adele – and Sophie, too – from my bookbybook interviews. Enjoy!

Feathers of the Firebird

Book reviewing is a real art, and one that in the last ten years or so has undergone many changes. In the past, most book reviews were published in print—in newspapers and magazines, as well as, occasionally on radio and TV. But today, as space in newspapers and magazines has shrunk, most book reviews are published online, on specialised sites, online publications, and blogs.

Today I’m interviewing three distinguished UK authors, Linda Newbery, Celia Rees and Adele Geras, who together have created a great new book review blog, called WritersReview. I was asked to be a guest reviewer on the blog recently, was intrigued by the concept, and wanted to know more!

linda-celia-adele Left to right: Linda, Celia and Adele

Can you tell me about how and why you started WritersReview?

Linda: Recently I added a blog to my own website. I’d never had a blog before but…

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