Literary Hub

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Literary Hub is a daily literary website that launched in 2015[1] by Grove Atlantic president and publisher Morgan Entrekin, American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame editor Terry McDonell, and Electric Literature founder Andy Hunter.

Literary Hub
Type of site
culture, interviews, literature
Available inEnglish
HeadquartersNew York City,
United States
OwnerGrove Atlantic
Created byMorgan Entrekin, Terry McDonell
EditorJonny Diamond
Key peopleAndy Hunter
Launched2015; 7 years ago (2015)


Focused on literary fiction and nonfiction, Literary Hub publishes personal and critical essays, interviews, and book excerpts from over 100 partners,[2] including independent presses (New Directions Publishing, Graywolf Press), large publishers (Simon & Schuster, Alfred A. Knopf), bookstores (Book People, Politics and Prose), non-profits (PEN America), and literary magazines (The Paris Review, n+1). The mission of Literary Hub is to be the "site readers can rely on for smart, engaged, entertaining writing about all things books."[2] The website has been featured in The Washington Post,[3] The Guardian,[4] and Poets & Writers.[5]

In 2019, Literary Hub launched their new blog, The Hub, alongside LitHub Radio, a "network of bookish podcasts featuring some established favorites of the genre along with a new show or two".[6] They also maintain a website for crime, mystery and thriller literature called CrimeReads.[7]

On October 22, 2019, Literary Hub announced a partnership with The Podglomerate, launching Storybound, a new podcast created and hosted by Jude Brewer, exploring "everything from family life to friendship, relationships to histories, and how everything in life can be impacted by the power of a good story."[8]

Book MarksEdit

Book Marks
Type of site
Books review aggregator
Founder(s)Literary Hub
Launched2016; 6 years ago (2016)

Book Marks is an American review-aggregation website for books. It was launched by Literary Hub in June 2016.[9][10][11] The service aggregates reviews from approximately 70 sources, including newspapers, magazines, and websites, and averages them into a score:[9][12] "rave", "positive", "mixed", or "pan".


CrimeReads is a daily website dedicated to crime, mystery, and thrillers.[13] It launched in 2018 as a channel of Literary Hub,[14] with Dwyer Murphy and Molly Odintz as editors.[15]

CrimeReads publishes essays, lists, and other pieces about literature, film, television, radio/podcasts, and theater, as well as personal essays and original true crime research. The site also features excerpts from recent and forthcoming fiction and nonfiction books in its relevant genres.

The website is and has been advised by crime writers and journalists, including Megan Abbott, Lee Child, Lyndsay Faye, Meg Gardiner, Alison Gaylin, Rachel Howzell Hall, Carl Hiaasen, Joe Ide, Craig Johnson, Ausma Zehanat Khan, Laura Lippman, Attica Locke, Val McDermid, Kyle Mills, Walter Mosley, Lori Rader-Day, Ruth Ware, Sarah Weinman, and Daniel Woodrell.[13] Olivia Rutigliano joined the site as a staff writer in 2020 and became the site's third editor in 2021.


  1. ^ Jennifer Maloney (February 5, 2015). "Literary Hub is a New Home for Book Lovers". WSJ. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "About Literary Hub". Literary Hub. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  3. ^ Charles, Ron (March 17, 2015). "Literary Hub wants to bring together everything literary on the Internet". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  4. ^ Bausells, Marta (April 8, 2015). "Literary Hub aims to be 'go-to website for literary culture'". The Guardian. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  5. ^ Vatner, Jonathan (May–June 2015). "A New Hub for Literary Culture". Poets & Writers. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  6. ^ Diamond, Jonny (April 30, 2015). "Hi. We've redesigned Lit Hub, launched a blog, and added a podcast network". Literary Hub. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  7. ^ "CrimeReads". CrimeReads. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "Introducing the Storybound Podcast". Literary Hub. October 22, 2019. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Introducing Book Marks, Lit Hub's 'Rotten Tomatoes' for Books". Literary Hub. June 7, 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  10. ^ Mullins, Carrie V. (June 7, 2016). "Lit Hub Launches Book Marks, a 'Rotten Tomatoes for Books'". Electric Literature. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  11. ^ AFP Relax News (June 9, 2016). "Literary Hub launches Book Marks: a 'Rotten Tomatoes' site for books". Yahoo!. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  12. ^ Bloomgarden-Smoke, Kara (June 7, 2016). "LitHub Launches Book Marks, a Rotten Tomatoes for Books". Observer. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  13. ^ a b "CrimeReads Prepares for Launch". Publishers Weekly. March 7, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  14. ^ Trombetta, Sadie (March 7, 2018). "CrimeReads Just Launched & It's The Perfect Site For Fans Of True Crime & Thrillers". Bustle. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  15. ^ "Readers Make the Best Sleuths". CrimeReads. 2018-03-07. Retrieved July 14, 2021.

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