February, 2008

What Are You Recommending, Christina Eng?

by admin | Feb-05-2008

Today, the NBCC launched our winter Good Reads list, drawn from the votes of our members and over a hundred former finalists and winners of our award. (For...read »

What Are You Recommending, David Nasaw?

by admin | Feb-05-2008

The NBCC invited all the former finalists and winners of our book prize to vote in the NBCC’s Good Reads, Winter List. David Nasaw, whose book on William...read »

AWP Keynote: John Irving begins at the end (and answers some questions)

by admin | Feb-04-2008

John Irving explicated his penchant for writing the last sentences of his novels first, then working backwards, in his often witty keynote speech at the AWP...read »

In Retrospect: On Mating & Memory

by admin | Feb-04-2008

The following essay on Norman Rush’s “Mating” by Swarthmore College history professor Tim Burke is the second of three posts in the In Retrospect series which...read »

What Are You Reading Online? Samuel Pepys Blog

by admin | Feb-03-2008

I first heard of the wonderfully lecherous 17th century Naval administrator Samuel Pepys and his famous diary from Helene Hanff’s sweet collection of...read »

NBCC Awards Finalist in Nonfiction: Philip F. Gura’s “American Transcendentalism”

by admin | Feb-01-2008

This is the eighth in a series of blog posts by NBCC board members covering the finalists for the NBCC awards. The awards will be announced on March 6, 2008,...read »

January, 2008

What Are You Reading in Paris?

by Lauren Elkin | Jan-31-2008

NBCC member Lauren Elkin, a PhD candidate at the Graduate Center CUNY and the Université de Paris VII, sent us this dispatch from Tokyo, about what she is...read »

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