November, 2007

Introducing the NBCC’s Best Recommended

by admin | Nov-28-2007

BEFORE the internet, book recommendations traveled at the rate of sound. You had to talk to someone to pass on word about what to read. Or read it in a...read »

Remembering Stanley Elkin

by admin | Nov-27-2007

The following remembrance ofStanley Elkin from NBCC member Abby Frucht kicks off the In Retrospect series'look back at his (first) winning novel, George...read »

The Three Rules of the Best Recommended

by John Freeman | Nov-27-2007

The rules for voting in the Best Recommend List were pretty simple, but important nonetheless. (1) It felt important to limit the recommendations to 2007...read »

Preview 2008: “Temporary People” by Steven Gillis

by Jane Ciabattari | Nov-24-2007

The following is excerpted from the first chapter of "Temporary People: A Fable," a novel by Steven Gillis to be published in April 2008 by Black Lawrence...read »

Joshua Ferris on “White Noise” (Part 1)

by admin | Nov-19-2007

The following essay by recent National Book Award finalist Joshua Ferriskicks off the In Retrospect Series look at Don Delillo's "White Noise," a...read »

Preview 2008:“Salvation” by Lucia Nevai

by Jane Ciabattari | Nov-17-2007

This excerpt is from "Salvation" by Lucia Nevai, to be published in June 2008 by Tin House Books.  With abject, slavish desire, with off-hand, sloppy...read »

Eleven Things You Need to Know About Executioner’s Song

by Marc Weingarten | Nov-17-2007

The following post from NBCC member Marc Weingarten concludes the In Retrospect series look back at Norman Mailer and "Executioner's Song," his 1979...read »

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