Evolving Book Coverage

Randy Boyagoda
University of Toronto
Deborah Dundas
Toronto Star
Jason Purcell
Glass Bookshop
Parul Sehgal
The New York Times
Sue Carter
Quill & Quire

Lakeside Terrace

The past few years has witnessed a steady decline in print media space devoted to book reviews, criticism and in-depth analysis. While many local daily newspapers have shuttered, others have greatly reduced the space given over to the arts. What’s a book publicist do to? Representing a range of media outlets established and emerging our panelists will explore how traditional book media can maintain vital cultural conversations and how innovative online and audio platforms can bolster book coverage, bringing relevant literary criticism formatted for a changing audience into new cultural spaces.