February, 2008

NBCC Awards Finalists in Poetry: Mary Jo Bang’s “Elegy”

by admin | Feb-10-2008

This is the tenth 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 »

All Kinds of Favors Fall From It: Some Thoughts on Becoming a Blogger

by admin | Feb-10-2008

The following essay comes to us from a relatively new NBCC member, the poet and critic Reginald Shepherd, who herein describes his accidental journey into the...read »

1955 All Over Again?

by admin | Feb-10-2008

“One of our universities recently made a survey of the reading habits of the American public; it decided that forty-eight percent of all Americans read,...read »

A Theory of Everything—Norman Rush’s “Mating”

by | Feb-09-2008

The following essay by NBCC member Scott Esposito is the last of three posts in the In Retrospect series which look back at Rush’s 1991 ficion finalist,...read »

The Critical Library: Adam Kirsch

by admin | Feb-08-2008

Each week, the National Book Critics Circle will post a list of five books a critic believes reviewers should have in their libraries. We recently heard from...read »

Dispatch from the Good Reads in Cambridge

by admin | Feb-08-2008

By 6 pm this past Wednesday evening, approximately 80 or so highly informed readers had braved a sleet-sodden evening to fill the main floor of The Brattle...read »

What the Recommended are Recommending—Geraldine Brooks

by admin | Feb-08-2008

THIS WEEK, 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. A...read »

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