Issue 13 of Shiny New Books is out – hurrah! – and it’s got a wonderful selection of reviews and features to explore, as always. Do head over and enjoy – I know that’s how I’ll be spending my day. Many thanks to all our contributors.
It’s also a time of change over at Shiny. There will be an announcement in the new year about what will happen to SNB ‘going forward’ (as we say in marketing), but it’s my final issue as an editor. Annabel and Harriet will continue to do their brilliant work, but Victoria and I are stepping down – remaining ‘editors at large’, but not being in the core four anymore.
My decision is mostly based on finding more time for this blog, and realising that I wasn’t making enough time to commit to Shiny as much as it deserved. But I am so, so proud to have been a part of it for three years (three years!) and honoured to have worked alongside Annabel, Harriet, and Victoria – three nicer, more generous, and book-loving people you could not find. You can read more of our reflections on the past three years in BookBuzz.