January, 2008

Around the World with the NBCC

by admin | Jan-05-2008

Two-time NBCC winner Daniel Mendelsohn luxuriates in the letters of Noel Coward, a man “jagged with sophistication,” (pictured left smoking a cigarette in...read »

Preview 2008: Benjamin Taylor’s “The Book of Getting Even”

by admin | Jan-02-2008

The following is excerpted with permission from Benjamin Taylor’s “The Book of Getting Even,” to be published in May 2008 by Steerforth Press.Marghie called...read »

Steve Weinberg to Teresa Budasi of the Chicago Sun Times: “Hang in there…”

by admin | Jan-01-2008

On the last day of 2007, my postal carrier delivered an envelope from Teresa Budasi, book section editor at the Chicago Sun-Times.  Teresa had enclosed the...read »

December, 2007

Kudos to the Times-Picayune

by admin | Dec-30-2007

The New Orleans Times-Picayune announced today the shift of its book section to the Friday “Living” section beginning January 11, 2008, with expanded coverage...read »

Preview 2008: Terese Svoboda’s “Black Glasses like Clark Kent”

by admin | Dec-25-2007

The following is excerpted with permission from Terese Svoboda’s “Black Glasses like Clark Kent: A GI’s Secret from Postwar Japan,” winner of the Graywolf...read »

Friday Afternoon Addictions

by admin | Dec-21-2007

I confess. I get antsy around three o’clock on Friday afternoons. Most weeks by four o’clock I hear the satisfying click that tells me the nytimesdirect email...read »

Steven G.  Kellman on Nabokov’s “Lectures on Literature”

by admin | Dec-20-2007

Last year’s NBCC Balakian award winner Steven G. Kellman offers this In Retrospect essay on 1980 NBCC finalist in criticism “Lectures on Literature” by...read »

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