Ron Charles

Editor, Book WorldWashington, D.C.


A comic political satire of the Bush administration’s assault on civil rights — and common sense.

  • Dec 23, 2014

Penguin Christmas Classics put stories by Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott and others back under the tree.

  • Dec 18, 2014

From ‘The Poky Little Puppy’ to ‘Cujo,’ dogs have been some of the most memorable characters in literature.

  • Dec 17, 2014

When a Danish cartoonist offends Islamic terrorists, the CIA gives him a new identity in a small U.S. town.

  • Dec 16, 2014

Santa Claus confronts TV writer/producer Eric Kaplan with some tough questions.

  • Dec 16, 2014

One More Page Books plans to start a bookstore on wheels.

  • Dec 15, 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt acquires the U.S. rights to the Nobel winner’s latest book — and a small Boston publisher is pushed to the sidelines.

  • Dec 14, 2014

“What Is Love? Romance Fiction in the Digital Age,” a special conference open to the public on Feb. 10-11, 2015.

  • Dec 12, 2014

Melville House in Brooklyn is working on a paperback version, expected in bookstores by the end of the year.

  • Dec 10, 2014

Indie publisher Melville House acts quickly to print and distribute the Senate Intelligence Committee’s “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program”

  • Dec 10, 2014
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Ron Charles is the fiction editor of The Washington Post. For a dozen years, he enjoyed teaching American literature and critical theory in the Midwest, but finally switched to journalism when he realized that if he graded one more paper, he'd go crazy. Before moving to DC, he edited the books section of the Christian Science Monitor in Boston. His wife is an English teacher and the cinematographer of their satirical series, "The Totally Hip Video Book Review."
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