THE BIBLIO FILE is an inquiry into the wider world of book culture. Hosted by Nigel Beale, it features wide ranging conversations with authors, poets, book publishers, booksellers, book editors, book collectors, book makers, book scholars, book critics, book designers, book publicists, literary agents and other certified bibliophiles. In this volume, we focus on criticism, covering the history of critical writing, how to make a cultural canon, and the challenges of being a critic. Nigel's interview subjects in this volume include Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker; Kevin Gilmartin, expert on legendary critic William Hazlitt; and Robert Fulford, Canadian journalist, critic, and essayist.
Nigel Beale is a writer, broadcaster and bibliophile. He hosts a popular podcast on books called The Biblio File, and founded and edits the Literary Tourist website which tracks his travels to literary destinations events, and activities around the world, along with his encounters with enthusiastic fellow book lovers.