Lit Blogs in the Press

Nice write-up in USA Today by Ed Nawotka about the growing role of literary blogs in “decoding the industry and creating an alternate literary community.” MobyLives, Complete Review, Maud Newton, Kevin Smokler, and yours truly are quoted, and the article also mentions personal faves like Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind and the Elegant Variation.

What many blogs do better than the conventional print media is offer a sense of the global literary culture by providing links to foreign book coverage.

Fortunately, Nawotka doesn’t reprise the all-too-common take that bloggers are a cozy little group of insiders.