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June, 2018

NBCC at Book Expo America: Julia M. Klein on the Crisis in Book Reviewing

by Julia M. Klein | Jun-07-2018

NBCC member Julia M. Klein’s talk for a Book Expo America panel on May 30 on “The Crisis in Book Reviewing: Disappearing Space, Disappearing Pay." (Below,...read »

December, 2011

Vaclav Havel 1936-2011

by David Biespiel | Dec-18-2011

  Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright, writer, poet, and critic who became Czechoslovakia's first democratically elected president after leading the...read »

October, 2011

Laura Miller on the Value of a Really Good Editor

by Jane Ciabattari | Oct-26-2011

  Former NBCC board member and Salon founder/book columnist Laura Miller talks to the Rumpus today about reviewing, YA fantasy fiction, what she's...read »

Mark Doty: “We writers know what it is to want”

by Mark Doty | Oct-26-2011

Last night NBCC honored poet Mark Doty spoke to the newly fledged Whiting Awards class of 2011, ten writers, each awarded $50,000, out of the blue. (The...read »

June, 2011

NBCC Secrets of Publishing Panel June 22

by Jane Ciabattari | Jun-01-2011

  WHEN:Wednesday, June 22 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm WHERE: NYU Bookstore, 726 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY Are e-books taking over the publishing landscape? Is it...read »

January, 2011

From the Archives: Allen Barra on Wilfrid Sheed

by Jane Ciabattari | Jan-20-2011

Allen Barra shares his admiration of Wilfrid Sheed, who died on Wednesday at 80, in this "In Retrospect" series essay on Sheed's "Essays in Disguise," an...read »

From the Critical Mass Archives: Gary Giddins on Wilfrid Sheed

by Jane Ciabattari | Jan-20-2011

In the early summer of 2007, NBCC winner Gary Giddins listed the books he most anticipated, including "The House That George Built," the last book by...read »

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