Book reviewer Carolyn See is retiring from her post writing book reviews for The Washington Post‘s Book World section.
The 80-year old is the author of five novels herself and has been writing book reviews for decades. Ron Charles, the fiction editor of The Washington Post, penned a tribute to See, announcing her retirement. Here is an excerpt:
Every few months, she’d weary of e-mail, and I’d hear her soft, laughter-filled voice on the phone: “Hello, Sweetums.” In a moment, we’d drift away from books, and she’d be regaling me with another unbelievable story about the Life and Times of Carolyn See. Even the harrowing ones were always — in her telling – hilarious. It was like getting my own personal update on her celebrated 1995 memoir, “Dreaming: Hard Luck and Good Times in America.” I’m hoping our phone conversations continue for a long time, but her reviews in The Post, alas, have come to an end.