February, 2008

Dispatch from the NBCC Good Reads Event in Philadelphia

by admin | Feb-29-2008

It’s fitting that the NBCC Good Reads Panel in Philadelphia needed a chalk board. That’s because we held our event, where we talked about everything from...read »

NBCC Awards Finalists in Criticism: Susan Faludi’s “The Terror Dream”

by admin | Feb-29-2008

This is the twenty-second 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 »

2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists

by admin | Feb-28-2008

Fiction Junot Diaz, THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO (Riverhead) Andrew O’Hagan, BE NEAR ME (Harcourt) Stewart O’Nan, LAST NIGHT AT THE LOBSTER...read »

What We Talk about When We Talk About Translation

by admin | Feb-28-2008

Thursday, February 28th at 6:30 p.m The Mercantile Library Center for Fiction 17 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017 Join NBCC members Ruth Franklin (The New...read »

NBCC Awards Finalists in Nonfiction: Alan Weisman’s “The World Without Us”

by admin | Feb-28-2008

This is the twenty-first 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 »

Around the World on Thursday

by admin | Feb-28-2008

Jim Shepard has won the Story Prize for “Like You’d Understand, Anyway.” Lewis Jones takes a look at a readable new biography of Marcus Garvey. Neil Astley...read »

The Critical Library: Ina Hartwig

by admin | Feb-28-2008

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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