National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists’ Reading Wednesday, March 7 6 pm

by admin | Mar-05-2012

NBCC Finalists’ Reading Publishing Year 2011

Readings by finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011. Here is the program, listing all the readers confirmed at this point in the order they will read. It's an amazing lineup, free and open to the public.

Nonfiction
John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead: Essays (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux)
Amanda Foreman, A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War (Random)
Adam Hochschild, To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Criticism
Dubravka Ugresic, Karaoke Culture (Open Letter)
Ellen Willis, Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music (University of Minnesota Press), reading by Nona Willis Aronowitz

Poetry
Forrest Gander, Core Samples from the World (New Directions)
Aracelis Girmay, Kingdom Animalia (BOA Editions)
Laura Kasischke, Space, in Chains (Copper Canyon Press)
Yusef Komunyakaa, The Chameleon Couch (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux)
Bruce Smith, Devotions (University of Chicago Press)

Biography
Mary Gabriel, Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of the Revolution (Little, Brown)
Paul Hendrickson, Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961 (Knopf)
Manning Marable, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention (Viking), reading by Kevin Doughten

Autobiography
Mira Bartók, The Memory Palace (Free Press)
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America (Little, Brown)
Luis J. Rodríguez, It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing (Touchstone)
Deb Olin Unferth, Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War (Henry Holt)

Fiction
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Edith Pearlman, Binocular Vision (Lookout Books)
Dana Spiotta, Stone Arabia (Scribner)




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