Industry News

November, 2010

Guest Post: Greg Gerke on Wallace Stevens Week at

by Eric Banks | Nov-23-2010

NBCC member Greg Gerke recently sent Critical Mass the following dispatch: Wallace Stevens Week at was a great success, with record »

October, 2010

Peter Matthiessen & 10 Happy Whiting Awardees

by Jane Ciabattari | Oct-29-2010

For 26 years the Whiting Writers’ Awards have provided a giddy moment in the literary calendar. Each year ten winners, nominated and selected »

NBCC Fiction Winner Junot Diaz at PEN Prison Writing Awards November 1

by Jane Ciabattari | Oct-29-2010

Junot Diaz, winner of the National Book Critics Circle award in fiction, will be a featured reader at tha annual prison writing awards event sponsored »

September, 2010

Guest Post by Reamy Jansen: Go, Little Booke: Musings on the Nature of Smallness

by Reamy Jansen | Sep-27-2010

Given some of my current reading on work, craftsmanship and the fashioning of identity, my attention was caught a few weeks ago by the peculiar treatment »

June, 2010

Interview with David L. Ulin

by Eric Banks | Jun-22-2010

On Thursday the Los Angeles Times announced that David L. Ulin would be taking on a new position as book critic for the paper after five years as »

May, 2010

PEN World Voices: Author Patti Smith Rocks the Great Hall

by Jane Ciabattari | May-03-2010

Summery day. Drifts of tree pollen and cherry blossoms in the air. New Yorkers baring arms, legs, tattoos. Mayday protest for workers’ rights in »

PEN World Voices: Toni Morrison, Critic, Offers a Rave Review

by Jane Ciabattari | May-02-2010

PEN president K. Anthony Appiah was the eloquent master of ceremonies on Saturday afternoon, May 1, unruffled despite flaws in the sound system, as »

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