Bill Thompson, who was the book review editor at the Post and Courier for 32 years, is celebrating the release of his new book Art & Craft: Thirty Years on the Literary Beat with a talk at the Charleston Library Society tonight — semi-freezing rain be damned — from 6-7 p.m. He’ll be joined by author Josephine Humphreys, who wrote the foreward to Art & Craft

Over his three decades interviewing authors, Thompson interviewed hundreds of authors, from Joyce Carol Oates and Michael Cunningham to Jack Bass, Jack Hitt, and the City Paper‘s own erstwhile columnist Will Moredock. For Art & Craft, Thompson compiled a broad selection of those interviews, as well as a small section of book reviews, dividing them into thematic sections. (Psst: We’re knee-deep in the book and absolutely loving it. Art & Craft is well worth the purchase.)

We’ll have a full interview with Thompson in next week’s paper, so keep an eye out for that. And in the meantime, go hear about the book from Thompson himself.  

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