Roundups

May, 2011

Roundup: A(nother) Roth Controversy, and more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | May-23-2011

We swear we didn’t have any inside knowledge: Just after we wrapped up our weeklong Celebrating Philip Roth series on Critical Mass, Roth was named the...read »

Roundup: An Osama bin Laden reading list, Harold Bloom, and more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | May-02-2011

Following the overnight news that Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan, Michiko Kakutani assembles a list of essential reading on bin Laden...read »

April, 2011

Roundup: Egan’s Pulitzer, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and more

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

Last week, Jennifer Egan’s A Visit From the Goon Squad won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction, a little more than a month after the book received the NBCC’s...read »

Roundup: Francisco Goldman’s “Say Her Name” and more

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

A host of critics are enthusing about Say Her Name, a novel by Francisco Goldman that tests the boundaries between fiction and memoir. In the Washington...read »

November, 2010

Roundup, Mark Twain Edition

by Eric Banks | Nov-15-2010

A century after his death, Mark Twain continues to get plenty of prime review coverage. Edmund Morris writes on the University of California Press’s...read »

August, 2010

NBCC Roundup August 11, 2010

by Bethanne Patrick | Aug-12-2010

Harvey Freedenberg reviews Bring On the Books for Everybody: How Literary Culture Became Popular Culture, by Jim Collins, for Shelf Awareness: Countering...read »

July, 2010

NBCC Roundup July 28, 2010

by Bethanne Patrick | Jul-28-2010

Mary Ann Gwinn's Lit Life article in the Seattle Times looks at a local connection to the Google Books Project: Peter Leonard is a doctoral student in...read »

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