July, 2008

Summer Reading Notes: Maureen N. McLane

by admin | Jul-11-2008

Re-reading Lorrie Moore’s “Birds of America,” since there’s been a flurry of reviews  of her new “Collected Stories.” A few of the stories felt brittler, more...read »

ACROSS THE POND

by admin | Jul-10-2008

Blogging at The Guardian, critic John Sutherland offers his perspective on the decline in book-review pages:“Does no-one want to be the Sam Johnson de nos...read »

Newsflash: Salman Rushdie Wins “Booker of Bookers”

by admin | Jul-10-2008

”Midnight’s Children” was chosen as the best ever, best of the best by the Booker judges. Rushdie’s most recent good deed for the NBCC here.Labels: Industry...read »

CRITICAL LIBRARY: MICHAEL WOOD

by admin | Jul-10-2008

The National Book Critics Circle regularly posts a list of five books a critic believes reviewers should have in their libraries. We recently heard from...read »

Wednesday Roundup

by admin | Jul-09-2008

Balakian award winner Sam Anderson on “a history of hooch”: “The popular history of a humdrum object—that faddish genre in which the most boring items on...read »

How We Pick Our Awards

by admin | Jul-09-2008

It can be feisty. It’s likely to be fascinating. It’s a lot of work. It’s all about committees. Not a sexy word—committees—but the NBCC board works through...read »

In Retrospect: Troy Jollimore on Don DeLillo’s “Libra”

by admin | Jul-08-2008

The following essay by NBCC poetry award winner Troy Jollimore, on Don DeLillo’s Libra, a finalist for the 1988 NBCC award in fiction, is part of the NBCC’s...read »

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