Slate Launches Monthly Book Review

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By Chris O'Shea

Book review sections in papers and magazines might be dwindling, but Slate is doing its part to keep them alive. It is launching Slate Book Review, which will publish the first Saturday of every month and feature author interviews, reviews of fiction, nonfiction and — as is the case for its debut — the occasional children’s book.

Dan Kois, who will be overseeing the section, wants Slate to give books sections their due. For one weekend a month, at least. “Maybe the mode of doing it in print wasn’t appealing to editors or bean-counters,” Kois told The New York Times. “So to my mind, I wanted to bring to Slate this idea of a concentrated, intense focus on books over the course of one weekend, where books essentially take the site over.”

For a peek at what you can expect from the new section, head over to Slate today.