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Ron Charles

Editor, Book WorldWashington, D.C.


Lili Wright’s novel explores the ethical implications of collecting archeological treasures.

  • Jul 19, 2016

Jennifer Close’s third novel is a hilarious gripefest about D.C.

  • Jul 12, 2016

Fiction meets fact in “The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear,” by Stuart Stevens.

  • Jun 24, 2016

In a rare interview, the Pulitzer-winning novelist explains the roots of her new “Vinegar Girl.”

  • Jun 21, 2016

A sweeping novel that asks us to consider the tangled chains of moral responsibility.

  • Jun 13, 2016

A sweeping tale of family, capitalism and ecological ruin from the author of “Brokeback Mountain.”

  • Jun 6, 2016

A masterly novel about a young woman’s coming of age in the grip of a murderous cult.

  • May 31, 2016

“Bards Dispense Profanity” challenges players to explore Shakespeare’s dirty side

  • May 26, 2016

The finale to the bestselling vampire trilogy that began with “The Passage.”

  • May 24, 2016

The weirdest, funniest, downright strangest holiday-theme titles we could find

  • Dec 21, 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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