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Veteran Book Reviewer Carolyn See is Retiring - Posted August 5, 2014
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. ... [GalleyCat]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 21, 2013
Journos react to Hastings' autopsy "Hey kids. Drugs are wack. And they won't make you a better writer." -- TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer in response to ... [FishbowlDC]

Featured in Features - Posted June 5, 2013
Hollywood Has a Gay Sex Problem... When Mother Jones' movie guy Asawin Suebsaeng penned a review of Steven Soderbergh's la... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 22, 2013
Quotes of the Day "This headline writer should get a bonus." -- WaPo's Karen Tumulty of a headline this week in LAT. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 14, 2013
Quotes of the Day "Smoke was coming out of my phone yesterday." -- NBC "TODAY" Show's Savannah Guthrie on announcing her engagement to Michael Feldman Monday. ... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo Editor Has Rough Day - Posted May 7, 2013
WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles was having a pretty tough morning. Not only is it dark and dreary out there, but he couldn't get onto WaPo's website. That's right, before 8:28 a.m., he was locked out of his own pap... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 6, 2013
Quotes of the Day "I won't go on Twitter today, I won't do it." -- MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Co-host Mika Brzezinski after discussing her new self-revealing book on weight, Obsessed, in which she discusses her own issues and focus on being thin. She'll appear at Politics & Prose on Thursday at 4... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Apocolypse? - Posted February 27, 2013
Should the mayor preemptively declare a state of emergency? Today, WaPo continues the task of getting a new email system. And somehow we think when technological advances are happening at WaPo everyone needs to sit down, take a deep breath and prepare for a category 5 hurricane. Were talking flooding, roof d... [FishbowlDC]

How Will Anne Rice Spend Valentine's Day? - Posted February 14, 2013
Ever wonder what Anne Rice does to celebrate this romantic holiday? Washington Post Book World fiction editor Ron Charles asked a group of bestselling novelists ... [GalleyCat]

How Writers & Readers Can Use Twitter's Vine - Posted February 5, 2013
Twitter introduced Vine last week, a way to quickly shoot, save and share six-second videos with your friends on Twitter. Washington Post Book World fiction editor Ron Charles... [GalleyCat]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 24, 2013
Quotes of the Day PRINCE JASPER: "Dana Perino, good to see that Jasper was cleared of those stuffed animal murder charges" -- FiveFanPhotoshops, the ultimate fan of FNC's "The Five", which photoshops members of "The Five" into all sorts of situations, including Jasper... [FishbowlDC]

Thomas Pynchon to Publish New Novel - Posted January 4, 2013
Penguin Press to publish new Thomas Pynchon novel this fall called BLEEDING EDGE. -- Ron Charles (@RonCharles) January 4, 2013   Washington Post Book World fiction editor Ron Charles broke the news today that novelist Thomas Pynchon will publish a new novel called Bleeding Edge... [GalleyCat]

Gary Shteyngart Gets Book Blurb Documentary - Posted January 4, 2013
Journalist Edward Champion has released "Shteyngart Blurbs," a short documentary looking at the life and book blurbs of Gary Shteyngart (along with the history of blurbs). We've embedded the complete film above, including cameos from some great writers, ... [GalleyCat]

Celebrities Reading Fifty Shades of Grey - Posted December 27, 2012
E.L. James became the first author to be named Publishers Weekly's Person of the Year. Many members of the publishing community, such as ... [GalleyCat]

Totally Hip Book Reviewer Returns for E.L. James Video - Posted December 4, 2012
Washington Post fiction editor Ron Charles poked fun at Publishers Weekly's decision to name E.L. James as their "Publishing Person of the Year" for her bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Above, ... [GalleyCat]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 8, 2012
Quotes of the Day GETTING CHUMMY: "Scandal" star Kerry Washington and HBO Host Bill Maher. Washington appeared on the"Real Time With Bill Maher" panel this weekend. Riehl-y Disgusting "So, I'm thinking Code Pink x Taliban = a Clitorrorist" -- ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 4, 2012
QUOTES of the DAY BOSOM BUDDIES: If they do nothing else, conventions bond people together in unfathomable ways. The Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson poses with FishbowlDC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 2, 2012
Quotes of the Day You've been warned. "I swear if Pepco hits us with a rolling brown out I'm marching on Potomac and lighting every rich person I find on fire. Fair warning." -- Soon to be Buzzfeed Washington Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 27, 2011
Quotes of the Day - Home for the Holidays Edition "Merry Christmas from Ft. Lauderdale" -- Syndicated columnist and Bullfight Strategies' Karl Frisch. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 21, 2011
Quotes of the Day Capehart gets bumped for Steny "Well, darn. Rep. Steny Hoyer went a little long on 'Andrea' so I got bumped. At least it wasn't for a car chase or a Kardashian." -- WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

David Guterson Wins 2011 Bad Sex in Literature Award - Posted December 6, 2011
David Guterson has won the Literary Review's Bad Sex in Literature Award for his novel, Ed King. The shortlist ... [GalleyCat]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 2, 2011
Quotes of the Day All in a day's work "Haven't gotten out of my bathrobe, but working the phones, talking to sources, making shit happen." -- Labor journo Mike Elk. Editor falls prey to office t... [FishbowlDC]

Ron Charles: 'I Am Not a Witch ... I Am a Book Critic' - Posted August 16, 2011
Washington Post fiction editor Ron Charles' dressed in drag to record a parody video this week (embedded above), confessing: 'I am not a witch. I'm nothing you've heard. I am a book critic." The video poked fun at a campaign video from former Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell. In her ... [GalleyCat]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 25, 2011
Quotes of the Day Weigelicious observation: "Huh. Some caption writer screwed up the name of 'You Know I'm No Good.'" -- Slate's Dave Weigel in a Monday... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 31, 2011
QUOTES of the LONG WEEKEND Part I Meet Gennette Nicole Cordova: The now infamous 21-year-old college student from Seattle who received the tight underwear shot from Rep. Anthony Weiner... [FishbowlDC]

Karl Lagerfeld to Develop 'Paper Passion' Fragrance - Posted April 22, 2011
While your eReader can't replicate the tactile feeling of paper pages, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld can help it smell like print. In a story straight out of an episode of Ron Charle... [GalleyCat]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 21, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY D.C. journos chime in on Libya bombings "Fuck. Another war." - Washington Examiner's Tim Carney. "Massive anti-war protests against Obama in 3,2, never." - Slate... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 8, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY From the frozen food isle: Pizza and Cookies. Two of WaPo's Ezra Klein's favorite foods all in one box. ... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo Computers Lose Power - Posted February 7, 2011
This just in...WaPo reporter Dan Zak announces that computers are down. @MrDanZak: "Computers just lost power in the newsroom. Everyone's standing up, actually talking to each other now. Lunch!" WaPo Federal Eye blogger Ed O'Keefe also commenting on the outage: "A power outage is impacting parts of our newsroom.... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 31, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Hands-down favorite weekend observation "Why do I get the feeling this guy is actually kind of a loser?" -- NJ's Susan Davis in a weekend tweet, with the accompanying photograph, above. ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 20, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY ... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Post to Expand Sunday Edition & Increase Book Coverage - Posted January 19, 2011
The Washington Post will increase its Sunday edition paper by creating separate Arts and Sunday Style sections. Beginning with the January 23rd issue, book coverage will play a larger role in the modified Sunday edition. According to Yahoo! Finance, ... [GalleyCat]

Armchair / Shotgun Speaks With WaPo Book Critic Ron Charles About Journalism, Nitrate-Rich Meat Products - Posted December 13, 2010
Our friends at Armchair / Shotgun were recently deemed hip enough to spend some time with the Washington Post's literary critic, creator ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Armchair / Shotgun Speaks With WaPo Book Critic Ron Charles About Journalism, Nitrate-Rich Meat Products - Posted December 13, 2010
Our friends at Armchair / Shotgun were recently deemed hip enough to spend some time with the Washington Post's literary critic, creator ... [FishbowlNY]

The Totally Hip Book Reviewer's Gift Guide - Posted December 9, 2010
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Quotes of the Day - Posted November 15, 2010
Travel report Amy Argetsinger is in Rome. But don't rob my apartment, okay? -- WaPo's Reliable Source writer Amy Argetsinger in a weekend Facebook update. Unpleasant travel memories... [FishbowlDC]

Ron Charles Reviews 5 Fiction Books in 5 Minutes - Posted November 10, 2010
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Posties 'Going Nuts' Over Woodward iPad App - Posted November 9, 2010
Trending on Twitter in D.C. right now: WaPo's V.P. At-Large Ben Bradlee and veteran reporter Bob Woodward. How come? Set to jazzy music, Woodward, in a new nifty video, learns the ins and outs of the WaPo's new iPad app as he taps away on an electric typewriter. As he... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Jacobson Analyzed by Book Critics After Booker Win - Posted October 13, 2010
Yesterday critics from around the Internet weighed in on author ... [GalleyCat]

Taylor Lautner Cameo in Ron Charles' Video Book Review - Posted October 6, 2010
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Reviewing Novel Reviews: Bright Lights, Big Review - Posted January 27, 2010
As we continue our first week here at GalleyCat Reviews, here ... [GalleyCat]

Washington Post Mounts Books Experiment with Amazon - Posted November 25, 2009
The Washington Post's business development unit just unveiled a new experiment--allowing readers to purchase books mentioned in the paper's book coverage via's (AMZN) Amazon Associates program. Book links on the site will go to a new Post store, where the pape... [GalleyCat]

Washington Post Book World Podcast Needs Subscribers - Posted November 12, 2009
In an email interview with Washington City Paper, Washington Post Book World fiction editor Ron Charles worried about the subscriber rate for the site's podcas... [GalleyCat]

Bonnie Jo Campbell Rocks the Twittersphere - Posted October 14, 2009
Out of all the National Book Award fiction finalists announced today, one writer had the Twittersphere buzzing--Bonnie Jo Campbell's nomination for "... [GalleyCat]

Ron Charles Named Dep. Editor of Book World - Posted April 15, 2009
The WaPo memo below: I am delighted to announce that Ron Charles will be the new deputy editor of Book World. Ron has been the fiction editor for the Washington Post since 2005, when he was lured away from the Christian Science Monitor where he had been books editor for seven years. Since... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 03.24.09 - Posted March 24, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day 64 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

HP-5: Publishing-centric Roundup - Posted July 16, 2007
Bloomsbury defends Potter pricing. [Telegraph] Meet Christopher Little, probably the richest agent in publishing as a result of Harry Potter. [Observer] The cost of... [GalleyCat]