Roundup: Jonathan Franzen, Ayelet Waldman and the recipients of the 2013 NBCC Awards; and more

by Eric Liebetrau | Mar-17-2014

Your reviews seed this roundup; please send items to NBCCCritics@gmail.com.

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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 awards! See the video from the ceremony here and photos here. NBCC board member Ron Charles picks out 3 significant moments from the 2013 Awards ceremony.

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Julie Hakim Azzam reviews Brigid Pasulka's novel, The Sun and Other Stars.

Je Banach writes about her "First Time," a regular feature in which writers talk about virgin experiences in their writing and publishing careers.

2013 NBCC Fiction Award winner Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on her novel, Americanah. For the Daily Beast, Adichie discusses "literary Lagos" and how it inspires her writing.

Kerri Arsenault talks to Jonathan Franzen about The Kraus Project.

Carlin Romano reviews Evelyn Barish's The Double Life of Paul de Man. He also reviews Nicholas Basbanes’ On Paper.

NBCC board member Carolyn Kellogg reviews Ayelet Waldman's latest novel.

"For Children of All Ages," from Robert Birnbaum.

In the L.A. Review of Books, Jon Wiener talks to Benjamin Black/John Banville.




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