February, 2007

That Henry Ward Beecher, He’s so Hot Right Now

by Ellen Heltzel | Feb-16-2007

Today’s post focuses on "The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher," by Debby Applegate (Doubleday), a finalist for the 2007...read »

NBCC Memoir Finalist: Donald Antrim’s The Afterlife

by Sybil Steinberg | Feb-13-2007

Donald Antrim’s mother, Louanne, dies in the first sentence of his poignant and mordantly funny memoir, The Afterlife. Only a few pages later, in what...read »

Richard Ford and Frank Bascombe’s Talk Therapy

by Art Winslow | Feb-12-2007

Today's posts will focus on Richard Ford's "The Lay of the Land," a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award for...read »

NBCC Elects Eight New Board Members

by admin | Feb-10-2007

Every year the National Book Critics Circle elects eight critics from within its ranks to serve on our board. It was a squeaker election this year, but it...read »

A Sense of the World

by Steve Weinberg | Feb-09-2007

"A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History’s Greatest Traveler" by Jason Roberts (HarperCollins) is a finalist for the National Book Critics...read »

Miltos Sachtouris’ Poems (1945-1971)

by Kevin Prufer | Feb-07-2007

Today's posts will focus on Miltos Sachtouris' "Poems (1945-1971), a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. "Reading...read »

Talking with Chimamanda Adichie

by Jane Ciabattari | Feb-07-2007

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie returned to the US from Nigeria, where she was launching Half of a Yellow Sun in December, to learn the "lovely lovely...read »

Page 355 of 362 pages    ‹ First  < 353 354 355 356 357 >  Last ›

About the Critical Mass Blog

Commentary on literary criticism, publishing, writing, and all things NBCC related. It's written by independent members of the NBCC Board of Directors (see list of bloggers below).


Categories & Archives

Become a Member of the NBCC

NBCC Awards

Finalists for 2017

See all award winners

Find out how to submit

Read how we select

Frequently Asked Questions

Videos and Podcasts

NBCC 2017 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2017 Finalists Reading

All videos and podcasts.

The postings on this blog represent the views and opinions of each individual poster and are not representative of views held by the National Book Critics Circle as an organization, or the NBCC board as a whole. Everything on this blog is copyright protected

Online Committee

Additional Contributors