The NYTBR’s New Leader

What will Sam Tanenhaus’ appointment as editor of the New York Times Book Review mean for the publication? “Tanenhaus said he would re-examine the Book Review’s approach to fiction, which he said had long been ‘the great conundrum of the Book Review.’ And while he has no plans to abandon fiction—contrary to the fears of many in the publishing world—his enthusiasms seem to lie more in nonfiction. ‘We’re living in really an exemplary age of nonfiction narrative, and to some extent nonfiction has taken over some of the earlier attributes of the novel, which is story-telling’.”