The podcast is back for a fall season of new episodes and conversations - hooray! In this one, I talk with Scott Renshaw of the Salt Lake City Weekly about the art of criticism, how he gets it done, and why. Scott says there’s no genre where you can’t find excellence, and that “you have to think of yourself as an essayist.” We discuss process, of course, and the importance of a “healthy sense of despair.” Also there is my creaky kitchen table.
There’s a lot of chatter lately about the place of criticism in the book world, and though Scott’s focus is film, he’s got a lot of good stuff to say that’s relevant to the book reviewing and blogging world. If you’re a book blogger, film lover, or interested in being a critic of any kind, I encourage you to take a listen.
Click this link: TCL Ep 9 – Scott Renshaw