by Eric Liebetrau | May-06-2013
Congratulations to all the new 2013 Guggenheim Fellows connected to the NBCC:
NBCC fiction winner Kiran Desai, NBCC nonfiction winner Maya Jasanoff, NBCC fiction finalist Adam Johnson, NBCC poetry finalist Major Jackson, NBCC poetry winner Troy Jollimore, NBCC biography winner Sylvia Nassar, former NBCC president Carlin Romano. NBCC poetry finalist Brenda Shaughnessy, & NBCC fiction finalist Colson Whitehead.
NBCC board member Carolyn Kellogg and others on the modern classics and the classics of the future.
Julia M. Klein on Claire Messud's well-received new novel, The Woman Upstairs. Klein also reviews Helga Weiss' Helga's Diary, Barbara Garson's Down the Up Escalator, and Fiona Maazel's Woke Up Lonely.
Irish novelist Edna O'Brien's memoir, Country Girl, reviewed by Heller McAlpin.
Nabokov revived: his play "The Tragedy of Mister Morn" reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle by NBCC board member Steven G. Kellman.
And Camus! George Scialabba on the existentialist's Algerian Chronicles.
2012 NBCC Criticism Award winner Marina Warner in conversation at the 2013 NGC Bocas Lit Fest.
In the New Republic, Britt Peterson explores how the "novel of female ambition" is evolving, looking specifically at the latest novels from Meg Wolitzer and Claire Messud.
Maya Angelou's latest release, reviewed by Carmela Ciuraru.
The Billings Gazetta on Brad Tyer's Opportunity, Montana.
NBCC board member Mark Athitakis delves into David Sedaris' new collection.
Steve Weinberg reviews Karen Houppert's Chasing Gideon.
Roundup: More Rachel Shteir kerfuffle and reviews of Sedaris, Angelou and othersMay 06, 2013, length:
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