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 »

Roundup: Jonathan Lethem, Hector Tobar, John Jeremiah Sullivan, “clogins,” and more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Nov-14-2011

Anne Trubek reviews Jonathan Lethem’s essay collection The Ecstasy of Influence for the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Lizzie Skurnick is writing a »

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 »

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