‘Vanity Fair’ Plans Expanded Book Coverage

Vanity Fair will retire its Hot Type page, a monthly roundup of new books, and plans to expand its overall book coverage, which will continue to feature input from contributing editor and bestselling author Sloane Crosley.

Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Radhika Jones said readers can expect to see a broader range of book coverage that will include essays, author profiles and more comprehensive coverage of newly released books. The Hot Type column will be discontinued after the May 2018 issue of Vanity Fair.

The magazine’s expanded book coverage will continue to feature Crosley, who has produced the Hot Type column for the last two years with, “her signature wit, taste, and intelligence," she said.

“The Hot Type page has long reflected Vanity Fair's commitment to wide coverage of the world of letters. We remain just as committed, but we’ve decided to retire the page’s strict form,” Jones said.

“As part of VF’s overall evolution, we’ll be diving deeper into new books, fiction and nonfiction, and the ideas they advance. In her continuing role as a Vanity Fair contributing editor, Sloane Crosley will write essays and features on books, authors and other topics of interest in the book world and the wider world, too," she said.

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