Monday, February 04, 2008


I had suggested Deepika and Chris Mooney Singh to host a book show on the internet: either as a podcast or a webcast. But now the idea has taken an American birth (and I have nothing to do with it). It is well worth doing it here though:

Daniel Menaker, who left his post as executive editor in chief of the Random House Publishing Group in June, is moving online in March to be the host of a new Web-based book show.

Daniel Menaker is to be the host of “Titlepage,” an online show.
The show, to be called “Titlepage,” will feature a round-table discussion between Mr. Menaker, 66, a former fiction editor at The New Yorker, and a group of four authors. The first episode will be streamed online at on March 3. The idea is to take advantage of the fact that it’s much easier to post video online than to get a show on television.

“Titlepage” will combine elements of “Apostrophes,” a popular French literary program; “The Charlie Rose Show” on public television; and “Dinner for Five,” in which a group of actors discussed their craft, on the Independent Film Channel.



bibliobibuli said...

i'm looking forward to this.

i also think a local books programme online would be great. maybe we could take a small step in that direction by beginning to podcast things.

Zafar Anjum said...

Podcasting is not a bad idea. It's been there for sometime now. I have suggested that to Chris as well. Let's see how it goes. Are you starting one soon?