Ron Charles

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Ron Charles (born 1962 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a book critic at The Washington Post. His awards include the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award Nona Balakian Citation[1] for book reviews,[2] and 1st Place for A&E Coverage from the Society for Features Journalism in 2011.[3] He was one of three jurors for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.[4]

Before joining the Post in 2005, Charles was the book review editor and staff critic for seven years at The Christian Science Monitor.[1]

Sometime after August 2010, with his review of Jonathan Franzen's Freedom,[5] Charles began a series of video book reviews for The Washington Post called "The Totally Hip Video Book Review".[6] In the series, Charles, sometimes featuring his wife, high school English teacher Dawn Charles, hams it up with sight gags and intentionally bad jokes. It is a satirical look at current books in the news and the art of book reviewing.[7]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ron Charles Wins NBCC Nona Balakian Citation". National Book Critics Circle. Retrieved September 12, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Ron Charles's "NBCC Acceptance Speech in NYC" Check |url= value (help). YouTube. March 3, 2009. Retrieved September 12, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Excellence-in-Features Writing". Society for Features Journalism. Retrieved September 12, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners". pulitzer.org. Retrieved May 8, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Ron Charles (August 30, 2010). "Video review of Freedom". Washington Post. Retrieved September 12, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Dan Ozzi (Feb 14, 2011). "For Your Consideration: Ron Charles, Video Book Reviewer". Publisher's Weekly. Retrieved September 12, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Videos by Ron Charles: Totally Hip Video Book Reviewer series". The Washington Post. September 22, 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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