November, 2011

Roundup: The Best-Of Lists Begin, Jonathan Raban, Oscar Hijuelos, and more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Nov-07-2011

And the lists begin: Publishers Weekly has published its choices for the best books of 2011. Kerri Arsenault is writing a new column for Bookslut »

October, 2011

Roundup: Gregg Barrios, Sam Savage, Andrzej Stasiuk, Quim Monzo, more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Oct-03-2011

NBCC board member Gregg Barrios will be honored on Wednesday, October 5, at the University of Texas San Antonio at The New Latino Generation. Barrios’ »

September, 2011

Roundup: David Berlin, Hisham Matar, Ray Bradbury, and more

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

Jim Ruland has a new monthly books column at San Diego CityBeat. His first entry covers a handful of travel-themed books, including Judith Schalansky’ »

August, 2011

Roundup: Great Critics, David Foster Wallace, Joseph Heller, and more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Aug-22-2011

What makes a great critic? Maria Bustillos asks the question at the Awl, and answers in part: “What we really need is a critic who has got »

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, »

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