March, 2008


by admin | Mar-23-2008

If I Die in Juárez, University of Arizona Press, 2008.Stella Pope Duarte is also the author of Let Their Spirits Dance (2002) and the story »


by admin | Mar-22-2008

One beneficial result of the NBCC’s Critical Library series has been the rediscovery of hitherto-forgotten classics of criticism. Nothing surprised »

“After the Smoke Clears: Reviewing Writing about Africa”

by admin | Mar-21-2008

Fifty years ago the literary landscape shifted with the publication of Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart.” “The book wrote me,” »

Truth and Consequenses

by admin | Mar-20-2008

Speaking of truth in memoir, British author Sebastian Horsley has just stumbled on a new potential consequence for (a) writing a memoir that tells the »

Notes on Judging the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Awards

by admin | Mar-19-2008

Molly Giles, winner of the Balakian award, sent these notes on her experiences as a judge for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction this year; the award went »

Seven out of ten

by admin | Mar-19-2008

In New Zealand for a literary festival, Ian McEwan dutifully submits to a Q-and-A, and what’s refreshing is his refusal to play the Great Man. Asked how »

Professor James Shapiro’s “Further Reading” List on Book Reviewing

by admin | Mar-18-2008

“The Art of Teaching the Book Review,” a master class with NBCC member James Shapiro [left], book critic and Shakespeare scholar who teaches a class in »

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