July, 2008

July 4th Roundup

by admin | Jul-04-2008

July 4th. A relatively somber Independence Day this year, with escalating gas prices, soaring unemployment rates (and not a few newspaper book pages »

Wednesday Roundup

by admin | Jul-02-2008

NBCC board member Art Winslow on Ethan Canin’s “America, America:”“It seems but a minor stretch—if that—to speculate that the seemingly redundant title »

June, 2008

Some Good News from

by admin | Jun-30-2008

After the gloomy notices on Friday of rumored cutbacks in book review pages in the LA Times and the Chicago Tribune—as well as the apparent demise of »

Friday Roundup P.S.

by admin | Jun-27-2008

And upcoming in the New York Times Sunday Book Review: NBCC member William Logan on Frank O’Hara’s “Selected Poems,” can’t resist “LANA TURNER »

Friday Roundup

by admin | Jun-27-2008

NBCC fiction finalist Aleksandar Hemon has a way cool website for his new novel, “The Lazarus Project”—bells, whistles, accordion, melodica, words from »

Monday Morning Roundup

by admin | Jun-21-2008

NBCC member Miriam Berkley, who has provided numerous 2007 NBCC award photos for Critical Mass (and the portrait of critic James Wood at left) noted here »

Monday Roundup, June 16, 2008

by admin | Jun-15-2008

NBCC member Craig Seligman loves Uwem Akpan’s debut story collection Say You’re One of Them, “a book so overwhelming that when you put it down—if you can— »

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