March, 2008

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 »

Where Publicists Fear to Tread

by admin | Mar-17-2008

The revamped New Haven review, edited by Mark Oppenheimer, just launched a new website and a new series of reviews on “unfairly neglected books.” I don’t »

Guest Post: Report from the Salon du Livre

by admin | Mar-17-2008

NBCC member Lauren Elkin sends this report from Paris: Boycotts, bomb threats, falling panels and fisticuffs: it’s time for another Salon du Livre de »


by admin | Mar-16-2008

Dear Regime: Letters to the Islamic Republic, Ohio University Press, 2008.Roger Sedarat, poet and translator, is currently assistant professor at Borough »

Liars’ club

by admin | Mar-14-2008

Only two years after the Frey Affair, we seem to have regained our innocence about that slippery genre, the memoir. How else to explain the shock and »

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