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 »

Roundup: Filming Faulkner, the New Shape of Book Events, Dwight Macdonald, and more

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

Faulkner: The TV series? Writer-producer David Milch talks with the Los Angeles Times Carolyn Kellogg about his new deal with HBO to bring »

November, 2011

Roundup: More Best-Of Lists, Peter Nadas, Luis Alberto Urrea, and more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Nov-28-2011

The year-end best-of lists have started to appear in earnest: The Atlantic’s Benjamin Schwarz picks his five favorites, the Guardian lists its books of »

Roundup: National Book Award Winners, Paolo Sorrentino, Ann Beattie, more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Nov-21-2011

Last Wednesday the winners of the National Book Awards were announced. (Carmela Ciuraru covered the festivities and took plenty of pictures for »

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