Video: NBCC 2014 Finalists’ Reading

by admin | Mar-17-2015

The National Book Critics Circle Finalists' Reading for publishing year 2014 was held at The New School in New York, NY on March 11, 2015.

 

Video by Kevin Kino

In Order of Appearance

Welcome: Luis Jaramillo, Director, The New School Writing Program

Opening Remarks: Laurie Muchnick, President, National Book Critics Circle

Poetry

Saeed Jones, Prelude to Bruise (Coffee House Press)


Willie Perdomo, The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Penguin Books)

Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press)

Christian Wiman, Once in the West (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Jake Adam York, Abide (Southern Illinois University Press) (Reading by Sarah Skeen)

Criticism

Eula Biss, On Immunity: An Inoculation (Graywolf Press)


Vikram Chandra, Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty (Graywolf Press)


Lynne Tillman, What Would Lynne Tillman Do? (Red Lemonade)


Ellen Willis, The Essential Ellen Willis, edited by Nona Willis Aronowitz (University of Minnesota Press) (Reading by Nona Willis Aronowitz)

Biography

Ezra Greenspan, William Wells Brown: An African American Life (W.W. Norton & Co.)


John Lahr, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh (W.W. Norton & Co.)


Ian S. MacNiven, “Literchoor Is My Beat”: A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Miriam Pawel, The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography (Bloomsbury)

Autobiography

Blake Bailey, The Splendid Things We Planned: A Family Portrait (W.W. Norton & Co.)

Lacy M. Johnson, The Other Side (Tin House)


Gary Shteyngart, Little Failure (Random House)


Meline Toumani, There Was and There Was Not (Metropolitan Books)

Nonfiction

Peter Finn and Petra Couvee, The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle over a Forbidden Book (Pantheon)

Héctor Tobar, Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine,
and the Miracle that Set Them Free (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Fiction

Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman (Grove Press)

Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead Books)

Lily King, Euphoria (Atlantic Monthly Press)

Chang-rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea (Riverhead Books)




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