Roundups

July, 2011

Roundup: Caroline Bergvall, Dana Spiotta, Metaphors and More

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

Michael Leong reviews the new book by poet Caroline Bergvall, Meddle English: New and Selected Texts, for the Brooklyn Rail. David L. Ulin reviews Dana...read »

Roundup: A Trotsky Controversy, George R.R. Martin, Bonnie Jo Campbell, more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Jul-11-2011

Scott McLemee investigates a harsh review of Robert Service’s 2009 biography of Leon Trotsky in the American Historical Review and discovers plenty of...read »

Roundup: Josh Ritter, reports from Venice and Jackson Hole, more

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

David Abrams reports from the Jackson Hole Writers Conference for New West. Carolyn Kellogg reviews singer-songwriter Josh Ritter’s debut novel, Bright’s...read »

June, 2011

Roundup: Summer reading, China Mieville, more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Jun-27-2011

Laura Miller, Balakian winner Ron Charles, and NBCC board member Rigoberto Gonzales share their summer reading recommendations (incluing Daniel Orozco's...read »

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 »

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