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Book Review 101: On Writing Reviews and Getting Your Work Featured

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In this presentation and Q&A, English Professor and co-director of Stanford Public Humanities Mark Greif will share practical tips and insights about book review assignments in mass-market magazines and newspapers. This conversation is geared for two audiences: scholars who might be interested in writing “public intellectual” book reviews and wish to break into particular publications AND authors of books, scholarly or trade, who want to think more about how books get chosen for review and recognized in the popular press. 

Topics include: How to know about upcoming books; timelines; pitch letters; eccentricities of publications; reputational issues; standard book review approaches; DIY publicity for book authors.

This will be an in-person event that is also available via zoom (it may not be a sophisticated hybrid event but you can tune in to Mark talking and participate in the Q&A if you register here). 

If you can't attend but are interested in learning more about this topic, please email Natalie Jabbar at

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