May, 2008

PEN World Voices Fest: Voice Triumphs at PEN Cabaret

by admin | May-04-2008

The disembodied voice of Hungarian singer Bea Palya filled the darkness at the venerable night club Webster Hall as she emerged from the back alongside the...read »

“Believer” at PEN World Voices Fest: Vladmaster Vladimir’s Viewmasters

by admin | May-04-2008

A Cal Arts student, drawn to the Viewmaster portion of the “Believer” event on Saturday night, part of the PEN World Voices Festival, set up his thousands of...read »

Saturday Weekend

by admin | May-03-2008

NBCC board member Eric Banks’s Derby pick in Men’s Vogue. Former NBCC board member Laura Miller on Christopher Benfey’s “A Summer of Hummingbirds” in the New...read »

PEN World Voices Fest: Public Lives/Private Lives

by admin | May-02-2008

Jane Austen wrote about private lives, nary a hint of the Napoleonic Wars. Not an option for writers today; the public world intrudes, Salman Rushdie reminded...read »

Roundup Time

by admin | May-01-2008

NBCC board member and Critical Mass blogger Scott McLemee on “All the Sad Young Men”. NBCC board member Art Winslow on Christopher Benfey’s “A Summer of...read »

“I See Dead People[‘s Books”]

by admin | May-01-2008

Cool. Check out the libraries of Thomas Jefferson,Sylvia Plath, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Walker Percy and others, with more to come on...read »

April, 2008

Guest Post: Robin Hemley on the Faux Memoir

by admin | Apr-29-2008

NBCC member Robin Hemley, director of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa (and a new Guggenheim fellow), offers this guest post drawn...read »

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