7 April 2009 Main Posts the decline of newspaper book reviewing continues Jeff Sparrow This from the Guardian‘s book pages: More bloodshed from the world of literary journalism. Scotland’s Sunday Herald joins the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Independent on Sunday and the Daily Telegraph in peremptorily abbreviating its coverage of new books. Sunday Herald’s literary editor, Alan Taylor, a convivial figure in the Scots literary landscape, has just been made redundant and his duties handed to his colleague Rosemary Goring. To date, the book page massacre hasn’t hit Australian shores but it’s happening everywhere else and it’s hard not to think it’s coming … Jeff Sparrow Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley Award-winning writer, broadcaster and former editor of Overland. More by Jeff Sparrow Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 11 November 202211 November 2022 Main Posts On the last day of Subscriberthon, our amazing online editor gives you one last (very good) reason to subscribe Editorial team What's in store for the last day of Subscriberthon? First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202210 November 2022 Main Posts On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, our favourite editor-duo give you reason #1002 to subscribe to Overland Editorial team What's in store for the second-last day of Subscriberthon?