January, 2008

Stay Tuned—30 Books in 30 Days

by admin | Jan-22-2008

TWO WEEKS ago, the National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for our annual book prize, plus the winner of our lifetime achievement and reviewing...read »

Hilma Wolitzer on Key West, Funky T-Shirts and Writer’s Block

by admin | Jan-21-2008

I was down in Key West last week, among all the street chickens and the funky t-shirts (on which profanities prevail) to lead a fiction workshop at the town’s...read »

Around the World with the NBCC

by admin | Jan-20-2008

The reviews keep coming for J.M. Coetzee’s “Diary of a Bad Year.” The latest is former Balakian winner Michael Gorra’s piece, which ran in Truthdig this...read »

In Transit

by admin | Jan-19-2008

If you’re like me, it’s impossible to pass someone reading without determining what it is they’ve got open on their lap. I don’t think I’m alone. Recently, at...read »

This is Your Body on Book Tour

by admin | Jan-18-2008

Are book tours really all they’re cracked up to be? The following dispatch comes to us from NBCC Jami Attenberg, who has been on the road touring for her new...read »

Guest Post: 20 Ways of Looking at Ondaatje, Part 3

by admin | Jan-17-2008

Last week, Critical Mass began publishing an essay by Molly McQuade, columnist, editor, former NBCC board member and author of the critical volumes “By...read »

Joyce Carol Oates in Conversation

by admin | Jan-16-2008

LAST night at Barnes & Noble in Tribeca poet Lawrence Joseph interviewed the recently twice-nominated Joyce Carol Oates about The Journals of Joyce Carol...read »

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