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Founding editor, Ann Kjellberg was on the editorial staff of the New York Review of Books from 1988 to 2017. In 2009 she founded the literary magazine Little Star. She is the literary executor of the poet Joseph Brodsky and editor of several editions of his work.

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Bite-sized book reviews by distinguished and engaging writers, direct to readers‘ in boxes. Editor Ann Kjellberg is a multi-decade veteran of The New York Review of Books and founder of the literary magazine LIttle Star


Ann Kjellberg is the founder & editor of Book Post, a newsletter-based book review delivery service. Editorial staff of the NY Review of Books: 1988-2017. Editor: Little Star (literary magazine). Literary executor: poet Joseph Brodsky