• The Hub

    News, Notes, Talk

    Hi. We’ve redesigned Lit Hub, launched a blog, and added a podcast network.

    Jonny Diamond

    April 30, 2019, 6:05am

    Hi. If you’re a semi-regular visitor to Lit Hub dot com first of all thank you—but also, you may have noticed we’ve changed a few things today; for example, this is a blog post, located on our new blog, The Hub (more on the name below). The Hub will move a little quicker than regular old Literary Hub, covering culture, politics, and, of course, all things literary.

    Article continues below

    We’ve always felt that you can understand most of what’s going on in the world—the good, the awful, the odd, the joyful—through books, so along with distilling (and censoring) Lit Hub office arguments for public consumption, The Hub will bring you the latest in publishing news, Twitter chatter, the writing life, the intersection of books and pop culture, bad puns, a daily fix of literary history and… probably a lot more than that. We don’t know yet.

    We’ve also launched Lit Hub Radio, a network of bookish podcasts featuring some established favorites of the genre along with a new show or two, including The Maris Review, which debuts Thursday with the brilliant Maris Kreizman in conversation with Mira Jacob. Also look out for audiobooks coverage from our new contributing editor, James Tate Hill.

    And on top of all the Lit Hub features you know and love, we’ll be investing in longer form critical essays, with a focus on serious nonfiction (like, the opposite of a blog), an editorial shift reflected in our navigation redesign, which allows you to see what we’re covering vis a vis serious-sounding topics like SCIENCE, POLITICS, and HISTORY (among others, like FOOD and TRAVEL).

    Now, as promised, here is but a selection of the hundreds of rejected blog names. Most of you will probably just call it the “Lit Hub blog,” which shortens readily to “the Hub.” So yeah, that’s how the magic happens:

    Article continues below

    lower case
    Plots and Expositions
    Margin Notes
    First Serial
    W/T/F (this used to mean “write to fit”)
    First Draft
    The Run-On
    Another Pair of Eyes
    Hott Goss with the Litt Hubb Gangg
    Zoo Station
    The Tub
    Julian’s Book Nook
    The Avengers
    AM 2 DM

  • Become a Lit Hub Supporting Member: Because Books Matter

    For the past decade, Literary Hub has brought you the best of the book world for free—no paywall. But our future relies on you. In return for a donation, you’ll get an ad-free reading experience, exclusive editors’ picks, book giveaways, and our coveted Joan Didion Lit Hub tote bag. Most importantly, you’ll keep independent book coverage alive and thriving on the internet.