John Williams To Write ‘Open Book’ Column for NYT Book Review

By Jason Boog Comment

New York Times senior staff editor John Williams will write a new column for the paper’s Book Review called “Open Book,” providing “a window onto the literary landscape.”

You can also follow Williams on Twitter.

This column will replace the weekly “Up Front” column, but the magazine will include occasional pieces about the magazine’s writers and online material.

This week’s column looked at a 1925 review of The Great Gatsby and a Richard Ford reading at the 92nd Street Y.

Here’s more about the changes, from Williams:

The e-book list has migrated online, the digital world being its natural habitat. Given the fluid variety of pricing in today’s marketplace, we have also stopped including cover prices on the lists. The third change is the one you’re reading right now. Our new column, Open Book, will offer a window onto the literary landscape: news of projects in the works, memorable moments at readings and panels, and other items of note in the world of books.

(Via Sarah Weinman and Pamela Paul)