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NYT Reporters Recommend a Few Good Books About Journalism

TheImperfectionistsCoverIn this weekend’s Sunday Book Review, there is a fun, brief item from John Williams. Echoing the general theme of David Carr‘s latest column, he asked Carr as well as Ravi Somaiya, Jonathan Mahler and Peter Lattman to highlight their favorite books about journalism.

The most intriguing comment comes from Lattman. Like Mahler, he chose a work of fiction rather than non-fiction, but not for the reasons you might assume:

Lattman selected The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman, about a “dying English-language newspaper in Rome. This debut novel from 2010 does a better job of capturing a newsroom and its characters than any non-fiction book I’ve read.”

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The New York Times Names Online Books Editor

The New York Times has named John Williams as its new Online Books Editor. At the Times, he’ll be responsible for the Paper Cuts blog, which was folded into the larger Arts Beat blog in February.

The announcement was made by fellow books editor, Alex Star, on Twitter earlier today.

Star told the New York Observer that Williams will be “adding new features to it [Paper Cuts] that he’ll both be writing and editing.”