November, 2007

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, »

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 »

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 »

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," »

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, »

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 »

Guest Post: David Ebershoff on Editing Norman Mailer

by David Ebershoff | Nov-16-2007

Two years ago, on a clear autumn morning, I caught the Cape Air from Boston to Provincetown, soaring a thousand feet above the Atlantic in a cold »

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