Remembrances

August, 2012

Gore Vidal, 1925-2012

by Mark Athitakis | Aug-02-2012

Essayist, novelist, screenwriter, and critic Gore Vidal died this week in Los Angeles. He was 86. Vidal won the NBCC award in criticism for his 1982 book,...read »

May, 2012

Paul Fussell, 1924-2012

by Mark Athitakis | May-23-2012

Paul Fussell died today, the New York Times reports. He was 88. The critic and historian received the first NBCC award in criticism for his 1975 book, The...read »

August, 2010

Guest Post: Michael Dirda and Book World, pt. 2

by Eric Banks | Aug-09-2010

The Times LIterary Supplement has been publishing an excellent series of columns this summer by Michael Dirda about his career at Washington Post Book...read »

Guest Post: Michael Dirda and Book World, pt. 1

by Eric Banks | Aug-03-2010

The Times LIterary Supplement has been publishing an excellent series of columns this summer by Michael Dirda about his career at Washington Post Book...read »

December, 2009

Guest Post : What Bolaño Read:The Literature of Silence

by Tom McCartan | Dec-08-2009

This is the third installment in the series “What Bolaño Read,” focusing on the reading habits of the author of 2666, which won this year's National Book...read »

January, 2009

Roxana Robinson Remembers John Updike

by Jane Ciabattari | Jan-28-2009

Novelist and National Book Critics Circle member Roxana Robinson sent along this remembrance for Critical Mass: I don’t know when I started reading John...read »
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