July, 2014

Roundup: David Mitchell’s Twitter story, Roxana Robinson, Maureen McLane, Patricia Lockwood, & More

by Jane Ciabattari | Jul-21-2014

Your reviews seed this roundup; please send items to Make sure to send links that do not require a subscription or username »

June, 2014

Roundup: Summer Reading, Geoff Dyer, Elizabeth McCracken, Joshua Ferris, and More

by Mark Athitakis | Jun-02-2014

Your reviews seed this roundup; please send items to Make sure to send links that do not require a subscription or username »

August, 2013

Roundup: RIP Albert Murray and Elmore Leonard; William T. Vollmann, Unabomber Suspect; and More

by Mark Athitakis | Aug-26-2013

Albert Murray, a recipient of the NBCC’s Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1996, died earlier this month at 97. The Oxford American published »

June, 2013

Post-BEA Roundup: John Leonard Award, VIDA and Ethics Panels, Adichie, Dante & More

by Jane Ciabattari | Jun-03-2013

Last week's NBCC events generated buzz & kudos, beginning with the NBCC's announcement of the new John Leonard award for a first book, reported first »

May, 2013

Roundup: Eric Banks, Susan Gubar, & Kathryn Schulz’s Contrarian Take on ‘The Great Gatsby’

by Jane Ciabattari | May-27-2013

Outgoing NBCC president Eric Banks starts a new position as director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU in July; outgoing director »

April, 2013

Roundup: Susan Gubar, Ben Fountain, Andrew Solomon, another major award for Marina Warner & More

by Eric Liebetrau | Apr-01-2013

Meredith Maran's Why We Write in BookPage's "9 noteworthy books for book lovers," a lighthearted list of "books about books." Just a month after »

March, 2013

Philip Roth, Chinua Achebe, Aleksandar Hemon & More

by Jane Ciabattari | Mar-25-2013

Chinua Achebe's death last week brought to mind PEN American Center's celebration of the author's work, as recalled by David Ulin. Among the Philip »

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