It seems the growth in interest in Catholic literature, which we’ve noticed since launching Dappled Things in 2005, continues apace. Now we have news that, which focuses on reviews of classic and contemporary Catholic novels, has been relaunched and completely redesigned. The site was recently purchased by Tuscany Press, an exciting new venture that is sponsoring various prizes in Catholic fiction, and they’ve brought on some close friends of DT to serve as editors: Arthur Powers and Joseph O’Brien, whose work has often graced our pages.

The new site includes some interesting features like “Classic Wednesdays” and “Contemporary Sundays,” when fresh reviews of books old and new will be posted, as well as a Top 25 list of classic Catholic fiction (on a purely personal note, I have to say that I was a little distressed to find The Lord of the Rings all the way down at number 21), and some reviews by Flannery O’Connor herself.

They are also looking for people to become volunteer reviewers, so take note if you’re interested.