E.L. James named publishing person of the year

Critic Ron Charles is appalled

By Alex Halperin
December 5, 2012 1:02AM (UTC)
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Publishers Weekly has pronounced "Fifty Shades of Grey" novelist E.L. James the publishing person of the year, a decision about as shocking as her books' brand of light bondage. Still, it wouldn't be publishing if there wasn't a bit of righteous indignation. Fortunately the Washington Post's "totally hip book reviewer"  Ron Charles wears his lightly. Still, if he had a grave he'd be spinning in it.



Alex Halperin

Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.

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