by Michele Filgate | Jul-25-2016
Author and former NBCC board member Carolyn See passed away at the age of 82.
Tom Beer, Newsday books editor and NBCC board president, reviewed cancer memoirs by Paul Kalanithi, Jenny Diski, and Marion Coutts for Newsday.
NBCC board member Jane Ciabattari's weekly Lit Hub column begins with NBCC award winner Juan Felipe Herrera, the US Poet Laureate. Another column includes two book about Helen Gurley Brown, Jennifer Close's satiric political novel, Virginia Heffernan's book presenting the Internet as “the great masterpiece of human civilization,” and VICE fiction editor Amie Barrodale's first story collection.
NBCC board member Michele Filgate interviews Jade Sharma, author of “Problems,” for the Los Angeles Times.
NBCC board member and 2013 Balakian winner Katherine A. Powers reviews “This Must Be the Place” by Maggie O’Farrell for The Boston Globe.
Former NBCC board member Karen Long reviews “Here Comes the Sun” by Nicole Dennis-Benn for Newsday.
Parul Kapur Hinzen profiles Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, author of “Sarong Party Girls,” for Slate.
Lori Feathers reviews “Eleven Hours” by Pamela Erens for Rain Taxi.
David Nilsen reviews “Bright Dead Things” by Ada Limón for Open Letters Monthly.
Steven G. Kellman reviews “The Noise of Time” by Julian Barnes for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Nathaniel Popkin reviews “Dead People” by Morgan Meis and Stefany Anne Goldberg for The Rumpus.
Joe Peschel reviews “The Life of the World to Come” by Dan Cluchey in the Charlotte Observer.
Michael Berry reviews “Underground Airlines” by Ben H. Winters for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Michael Magras reviews “The Return” by Hisham Matar for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Katie Haegele reviews Moby’s memoir, “Porcelain,” for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Philip Belcher interviews Michelle Boisseau about her five volumes of poetry for Shenandoah.
Karl Wolff continues his American Odd essay series at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography with an essay on “Urantia: The Great Cult Mystery” by Martin Gardner
Rayann Al-Shawaf reviews “The Bones of Grace” by Tahmima Anam for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Andrew Mitchell Davenport interviews NBCC member Paul Devlin about his new book, “Murray Talks Music: Albert Murray on Jazz and Blues.”
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