Ron Charles

Editor, Book WorldWashington, D.C.


Set in the sweltering days of a midwestern town, Dean Bakopoulos’s novel is a darkly comic love story.

  • Jul 2, 2015

From the author of “The Blood of Heaven” comes an exhilarating tale of a seething city.

  • Jun 30, 2015

The bestselling thriller writer announced the winners in the first round of grants totaling $500,000.

  • Jun 30, 2015

A new archive from Split This Rock, organizes poems by themes, issues and authors’ identity.

  • Jun 24, 2015

Sophie MacManus’s debut merges Old World elegance and modern irony in a brilliant social satire.

  • Jun 16, 2015

During his 10 years as director, the nonprofit organization increased the prominence of the National Book Awards and launched several new awards and educational programs.

  • Jun 16, 2015

A copy of the upcoming novel by EL James has been stolen before its June 18 release date.

  • Jun 10, 2015

“The times now seem to be evolving with voices of color,” the 66-year-old son of migrant farmworkers said.

  • Jun 10, 2015

Lisa Glatt’s compelling novel tells the story of a girl’s awakening after an accident.

  • Jun 9, 2015

The illustrator of “Finding Nemo” was inspired by his daughters’ love of reading.

  • Jun 9, 2015
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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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