Contact: scott_esposito [AT] yahoo.com
Scott Esposito is a critic, writer, and editor. Some of his publications and clients include:
- The San Francisco Chronicle
- The Philadelphia Inquirer
- The Los Angeles Times
- The Barnes and Noble Review
- The Los Angeles Daily News
- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- Publishers Weekly
- The Chattahoochee Review
- The Review of Contemporary Fiction
- Dalkey Archive Press
- The Rain Taxi Review of Books
- Publishers Group West
- The National Book Critics Circle
- University of Texas Press
Scott created his literary weblog, Conversational Reading, in August 2004. Since its inception, the site has been discussed in and linked to from various publications and websites, including:
- The New Yorker
- The New York Times
- The Boston Globe
- The Village Voice
- Variety magazine
Conversational Reading has featured contributions by and interviews with various authors and publishers. In Early 2009, the site ran a popular interview series on publishing in an economic recession, which included editors from New Directions and Chelsea Green Publishing.
In the Fall of 2005, The Quarterly Conversation was created as an adjunct to Conversational Reading. Since then, it has grown into a stand-alone publication.
The Quarterly Conversation is a quarterly web magazine of book reviews and essays. It is dedicated to covering new and innovative works of literature and often features titles from independent presses and works in translation. The site draws from a pool of roughly 40 contributors who regularly contribute to literary journals, have authored novels, and have edited and been published in anthologies. Pieces that first appeared in The Quarterly Conversation have been reprinted in newspapers and books, including in the yearly anthology Best of the Web.
Most issues of The Quarterly Conversation feature 20 book reviews, several essays, and interviews. The site also publishes material in between issues.