Founded in January of 2013, Typographical Era represents the merging of two previously independent bloggers – Aaron (former moderator of Opinionless) and Karli (former moderator of Hooked Bookworm).
Working together at first to interview authors and record in-depth discussions of Booker nominated novels, we quickly realized that we share similarities in styles and ideals, as well as a deep passion for delivering honest reviews and interesting literary news to our individual readerships. Typographical Era brings together the best bits of our former sites, and also showcases some very unique synergies that couldn’t have been implemented otherwise.
Take for example Aaron’s love/borderline obsession with literary translations. In 2013, we launched The Typographical Translation Award, a people’s choice award that asks you what the best translation of the year was. In 2015, The Visual Guide to Translated Fiction was born, an interactive discovery tool dedicated to helping you (and us!) navigate the multitude of titles that will be released in English during the year.
Then there’s Karli’s desire to be the world’s most famous librarian – a goal that resulted in our developing a better archival system for all of our book and movie reviews; one where you literally browse our digital shelves in search of your next great book or movie experience.
Of course there’s more as well, including new editions of Hooked Bookworm’s beloved Favorite Fiction series and the continuation of The Opinionless Virtual Bookclub, which has been rebranded Critical Era, and offers readers the unique experience of talking one-on-one with some of the their favorite (or soon to be favorite) authors.
We encourage you to explore this website, weigh in with your comments, and connect with others socially through our Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter accounts. And feel free to reach out to us directly using the “Contact” link which can be found in our author profiles you have ideas or comments that you’d like to pass along.
Thanks for visiting, and welcome to the Typographical Era!