The Role of the Reviewer

Reviewers and critics are often regarded as "those who can’t": a quote usually attributed to Woody Allen but probably not witty enough to be claimed by anyone. News reporters don’t consider them journalists and artists don’t consider them a legitimate part of the art world. The reviewer is a writer with no home: A perpetual Auslander.

A few weeks back I wrote a piece for Crikey about the role of reviewers and how they act, are treated and perceived in the industry.

Read the whole article.