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 »

In Retrospect: A Conversation with Norman Rush

by admin | Jan-31-2008

The following Q&A between NBCC member Scott Esposito and Norman Rush is the first of three posts in the In Retrospect series which will look back at Rush’s...read »

The Artist Formerly Known as…The Best Recommended

by admin | Jan-31-2008

LAST NOVEMBER, the NBCC launched The Best Recommended List, a project we hope becomes an alternative for bestseller lists. Why do we need another option?...read »

NBCC Awards Finalists in Nonfiction: Tim Weiner’s “Legacy of Ashes”

by admin | Jan-30-2008

This is the seventh 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 »

Around the Internets with the NBCC and Others…

by admin | Jan-30-2008

Over at the New York Times’ reading room, Jonathan Galassi and others are having an intriguing discussion of one of my favorite novels, Walker Percy’s The...read »

Are You a Young Critic?

by admin | Jan-30-2008

ONE OF THE CONCERNS raised among writers and editors about cutbacks in newspaper sections has to do with the next generation. Where will young critics have a...read »

The Critical Library: Sam Anderson

by admin | Jan-29-2008

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 »

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