"I don’t write hatchet jobs. I used to. Then I grew up."
Lev Grossman, in a highly personal essay about how he became a book reviewer, and how the practice has changed since Orwell wrote “Confessions of a Book Reviewer.”
Siddhartha Deb was just shortlisted for the Orwell Prize—the UK’s most prestigious award for political writing—for his book The Beautiful & the Damned: Life in The New India.