August, 2007

The Critical I: A Conversation With Jerome Weeks

by admin | Aug-15-2007

AS PART of an ongoing series, the NBCC is talking to book editors and critics around the country. We recently caught up with Jerome Weeks, book critic for...read »

Stay Tuned for the Next….658 Weeks

by John Freeman | Aug-14-2007

READING is a joy, but it's also -- for so many of us -- a map of our future years. How often in conversation a book will come up, snag our curiosity only to...read »

In Retrospect: Patrick Neate on Breaking Up With Hip Hop

by admin | Aug-09-2007

I lately had a revelation while listening to ‘Lakes Of Pontchartrain’by Canadian country band, The Be Good Tanyas. It was this: ‘I’m listening to country –...read »

Thinking About New Orleans: Questions for James Lee Burke

by Jane Ciabattari | Aug-02-2007

It's hard to judge how many writers have been displaced, dislocated and disoriented by Katrina and aftermath. This is the tenth in our series, Thinking...read »

July, 2007

Dog Days of Summer Reading: Leora Skolkin-Smith

by Leora Skolkin-Smith | Jul-24-2007

Reading Elfriede Jelinek is always a defensive passion for me. I loved her newest novel, "Greed," as I have everything this brilliant woman has produced....read »

Dog Days of Summer Reads: John Freeman

by John Freeman | Jul-18-2007

My time has been really fractured this summer with unpacking and traveling, so I’ve picked up a lot of writer’s journals to fill the gaps. Donald Hall’s...read »

The Times They Are A-Changin’ Back: Morris Dickstein on Our Cultural Memory

by admin | Jul-16-2007

From Morris Dickstein's NBCC finalist,"Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties." "The recurrent flurries of nostalgia for the 1950s -- and the...read »

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