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January, 2010

Reminder—NBCC Finalists Announcement and Reception 7 PM Saturday

by Eric Banks | Jan-21-2010

Please join the NBCC in New York on Saturday for the announcement of finalists for the NBCC awards in autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, »

NBCC Awards Finalists Announcement January 23

by Jane Ciabattari | Jan-07-2010

National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists Announcement January 23, 2010 7:00 pm 126 Crosby Street New York, NY Announcing the finalists for »

January, 2009

Final Literary and Elevated Thoughts—-do we have any?

by Maureen McLane | Jan-24-2009

Do support your local independent bookstores! “Brush up your Shakespeare”! “The best laid plans of mice and men/gang aft agley”—Burns “A man’s a man for a’ »

Wine, women, and song——and cats

by Maureen McLane | Jan-24-2009

and men, bread pudding, and books: again, what’s not to like? People: LITERACY IS FUNDAMENTAL.  As someone said…... I realized I may have »

More Bolaño attention…

by David Varno | Jan-24-2009

Poet Mónica de la Torre (who just left with Mary Jo Bang) is thrilled about the acclaim of 2666, which she deems “well deserving,” but had hoped that »

When you are tired of bread pudding you are tired of life…..

by Maureen McLane | Jan-24-2009

is what Samuel Johnson might have said. Elizabeth Taylor and Adam Cohen survey the scene and go to canvas party-goers—they are commissioned to send »


by Maureen McLane | Jan-24-2009

Mara’s Homemade Bread Pudding with Bourbon sauce—local Cajun restaurant: it was delivered hot, Jane C. tell us: David Varno has gone AWOL for some »

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