About Washington Independent Review of Books
Who We Are
The Washington Independent Review of Books
Welcome to The Independent, a new voice in the community of readers and writers — a website dedicated to book reviews and writing about the world of books. The Independent is a labor of love produced by dozens of writers and editors, mostly in the Washington area, who are dismayed by the disappearance of book reviews and book review sections in the mainstream media.
We post new content every weekday, which includes –
- Thoughtful reviews of books currently being released.
- Special features, such as Q&As with leading authors, essays or blog posts on book topics by one of our contributors, and podcasts of interviews contributed by one of our radio partners.
- Links to other sites providing book news and reviews, information about current bestsellers, and — as we find our sea legs with this new venture – much more.
The Independent is sponsored by the AIW Freedom to Write Fund, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. We hope you enjoy what you read here, and that you will tell us what you like, what you don’t care for, and what else you think we should be doing. And if you are so moved, that you will consider making a donation to support our effort!
The Independent Staff
David O. Stewart
Senior Features Editor
Outreach and Marketing Manager
Andrew I. Dayton
Website Managing Editor
Social Media Director
Weekly Update Editor
Ronald K.L. Collins
Lawrence J. DeMaria