August, 2011

Roundup: Amy Waldman, Kevin Wilson, Stephan Chan, and more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Aug-15-2011

Rayyan Al-Shawaf reviews Amy Waldman’s debut novel, The Submission, for the New York Press. Maureen Corrigan reviews Kevin Wilson’s debut novel, »

Roundup: Novelist-critics, Sarah Thornton, Los Angeles Times freelancers, more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Aug-01-2011

Should novelists double as book critics? Lev Grossman, Time critic and author of the forthcoming novel The Magician King, expresses second thoughts »

July, 2011

Roundup: Three Rules for Reviewers, Allan Peterson, more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Jul-25-2011

You may already know about John Updike’s six rules for reviewers, but Slate poetry editor Robert Pinsky finds a list of just three handy rules, »

Roundup: Caroline Bergvall, Dana Spiotta, Metaphors and More

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Jul-18-2011

Michael Leong reviews the new book by poet Caroline Bergvall, Meddle English: New and Selected Texts, for the Brooklyn Rail. David L. Ulin reviews »

Roundup: A Trotsky Controversy, George R.R. Martin, Bonnie Jo Campbell, more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Jul-11-2011

Scott McLemee investigates a harsh review of Robert Service’s 2009 biography of Leon Trotsky in the American Historical Review and discovers plenty »

Roundup: Josh Ritter, reports from Venice and Jackson Hole, more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Jul-05-2011

David Abrams reports from the Jackson Hole Writers Conference for New West. Carolyn Kellogg reviews singer-songwriter Josh Ritter’s debut novel, Bright’ »

June, 2011

Roundup: Summer reading, China Mieville, more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Jun-27-2011

Laura Miller, Balakian winner Ron Charles, and NBCC board member Rigoberto Gonzales share their summer reading recommendations (incluing Daniel Orozco' »

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