March, 2012

Roundup: VIDA stats, the Slate Book Review, Elizabeth Taylor, and more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Mar-05-2012

Last week the nonprofit organization VIDA released its report on the gender gap at literary magazines: With one exception (Granta), coverage at the »

February, 2012

Roundup: Barney Rosset Remembrances, Geoff Dyer, Nathan Englander, Ellen Ullman, more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Feb-26-2012

The appreciations for Barney Rosset, who died last week, rolled in over the weekend from the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the New York Times, and »

Roundup: Nathan Englander, Hanne Blank, Thomas Mallon, more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Feb-20-2012

Adam Kirsch reviews Nathan Englander’s story collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank at Tablet; Parul Sehgal reviews the book »

January, 2012

Roundup: Follow the Reader, Dmitry Samarov, Percival Everett, more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Jan-30-2012

Last Friday Bethanne Patrick discussed the NBCC award nominees with board member Carolyn Kellogg and Balakian awardee Ron Charles for Follow the Reader, »

Roundup: Melissa Pritchard, John Updike, John Lewis Gaddis, and more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Jan-16-2012

A reminder: On Saturday, January 21, the NBCC will announce the finalists for its annual awards. If you're in New York City, you can catch the »

Roundup: Amin Maalouf, Jesmyn Ward, Quim Monzo, and More

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Jan-02-2012

Happy New Year! A few more lists looking back at 2011, as 2012 begins:  Karen R. Long lists the year’s best books at  the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Gina »

December, 2011

Roundup: Meghan O’Rourke, Michel Houellebecq, Harvey Pekar, and more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Dec-12-2011

Michael Lindgren reviews Meghan O’Rourke’s new poetry collection, Once, for The L Magazine. Michelle Bailat-Jones takes an extended look at the work »

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