bookoxygen is a place to celebrate writing and writers, in particular novels and novelists.
It’s a site where interesting new writing is aired and appreciated, chiefly through the reviews of industry professionals – writers, publishers, journalists.
bookoxygen was dreamed up in February 2012 and launched in April of the same year. It is the brain child of Elsbeth Lindner whose experience in the book business over some forty years has not dimmed her delight in discovering a good book.
bookoxygen also has a mission to help correct the imbalance in book journalism which sees some sixty percent of literary coverage written by men and devoted to male writers. At bookoxygen, the coverage is weighted sixty percent or more in favour of women writers and critics.
In addition the site seeks to give space to smaller publishers who can struggle to gain their share of review column inches even at a time when independent houses are publishing some of the most interesting new writing.