September, 2007

In Retrospect: Peter Taylor’s “A Summons to Memphis”

by admin | Sep-04-2007

This week, the NBCC's In Retrospect series will be focusing on Peter Taylor's 1986 fiction winner, "A Summons to Memphis,"a wonderful, Jamesian novel »

Roxana Robinson on Reading Lydia Davis

by Roxana Robinson | Sep-03-2007

I can't stand Lydia Davis, though, no, that's not quite it, it's that I can't stand Lydia Davis's work, though that's not quite it either, I can't »

August, 2007

What to Read This Fall

by Lizzie Skurnick | Aug-31-2007

Three moves and a two-month trip in under one calendar year mean all my favorite books have been in storage for 9 months--but my shelves are lined »

Remembering Grace Paley

by Jane Ciabattari | Aug-31-2007

"That eye with which any artist looks at life is really dumb in a lot of ways," Grace Paley told Paul Wilner of the New York Times in 1979. "Some »

Lev Grossman on What to Read this Fall

by Lev Grossman | Aug-30-2007

1. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz   In 1996 a young Dominican-American writer named Junot Díaz published a slender book »

What to Read this Fall

by Kevin Prufer | Aug-28-2007

1) Recently published and terrific: John Gallaher’s THE LITTLE BOOK OF GUESSES (Four Way, 2007). Critics want to compare Gallaher to Ashbery and, well, »

In Retrospect: Karen Long on Patrick Neate’s “Where You’re At”

by admin | Aug-28-2007

When I first saw Patrick Neate, he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and climbing the stage of the New School in Manhattan, preparing to read from his book, »

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