Critical Hit Awards Judged by Rumpus Books Editor

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With so many books available, it’s easy to spend hours meandering through reviews. Book reviews often facilitate our reading decisions, but rarely do reviewers receive the recognition they deserve.

Last month, Rumpus books editor M. Rebekah Otto judged Electric Literature’s Critical Hit Awards for book reviews. Check out the winners of categories such as Best Review-as-Soapbox, Best Genius-on-Genius Action, and Best Review of Not-A-Book.


Pat Johnson is currently working on his master’s in Fiction Writing at San Francisco State University, and is the owner and editor of the satirical news website The New Porker. When Pat’s not reading or writing he’s likely squeezing a lime into a Tecate and headed to the dance floor. He also creates short films, documentaries, and sketch comedies. Pat is completing his first novel, The Virgin and Marilyn Monroe, and writing a book of Creative Non-Fiction short stories. More from this author →