February, 2008

NBCC Awards Finalists in Poetry: Michael O’Brien’s “Sleeping and Waking”

by admin | Feb-25-2008

This is the seventeenth 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,...read »

The Metaphysics of Love

by admin | Feb-25-2008

From Charles Baxter’s “The Feast of Love:”“And then we were making love . . . and my soul—I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it’s what...read »

What Are You Recommending, Annie Proulx?

by admin | Feb-25-2008

NBCC members and finalists and winners of our book award were eligible to vote in the winter edition of the NBCC’s Good Reads. Here’s what fiction finalist...read »

In Retrospect: George Pelecanos on “Clockers”

by admin | Feb-25-2008

The following comment from award winning novelist George Pelecanos comes to us via NBCC member Mark Athitakis, who is curating the In Retrospect series look...read »

Winter Listening: “Told and Retold,” Gioia Timpanelli with Robert Bly

by admin | Feb-24-2008

Master story teller Gioia Timpanelli, author of “Sometimes the Soul: Two Novellas of Sicily,” has a new radio program on PRX called “Told and Retold.” The...read »

NBCC Awards Finalists in Biography: John Richardson’s “A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917

by admin | Feb-24-2008

This is the sixteenth 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,...read »

The Doom of the Unknown Book Critic, or Who Mourns for Margaret Wallace?

by admin | Feb-23-2008

Thanks to former NBCC board member David Kipen, on the road most days, it seems, with the NEA’s “Big Reads,” who offers up this cross post from his NEA blog...read »

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