The Washington Post

Ron Charles

Editor, Book WorldWashington, D.C.


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  • Aug 19, 2016

Imbolo Mbue’s book is a poignant, illuminating tale of the immigrant experience.

  • Aug 17, 2016

In Jacqueline Woodson’s novel, a woman looks back on the wonder and grief of her youth

  • Aug 12, 2016

The final installment of his glitzy New York trilogy borders on parody.

  • Aug 4, 2016

The saga of a young slave’s journey is an essential American novel.

  • Aug 2, 2016

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

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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