March, 2009


by Jane Ciabattari | Mar-31-2009

Happy Birthday #90 to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, NBCC Sandrof awardee. Critical Mass on 50th anniversary of “Coney Island of the Mind” here. His most »


by Jane Ciabattari | Mar-20-2009

Dexter Filkins, whose “The Forever War” won the National Book Critics Circle award for nonfiction last week, has also won the Overseas Press Club‘s »


by Jane Ciabattari | Mar-04-2009

This year’s Balakian winner, Ron Charles, handicaps the National Book Critics Circle fiction awards, to be announced next Thursday evening, March 23, at »

February, 2009


by Eric Banks | Feb-24-2009

A couple of items on the state of the book review (and the future of newspapers): On NPR, CBS editorial director Dick Meyer talks about the »

Coming Up This Week and Next…

by Jane Ciabattari | Feb-22-2009

A busy schedule over the next few weeks. Just a few of the offerings: Tuesday, February 24, 8 pm. “Global Correspondences,” a reading by Andre Acimen, »


by Jane Ciabattari | Feb-11-2009

Doris Lessing, an NBCC finalist for memoir (and a Nobel laureate), recalls her mother putting her in charge of sitting hen on their “our farm in the »


by Jane Ciabattari | Feb-05-2009

Scott McLemee invokes Robertson Davies (“mind on fire”). In the Austin Statesman, Edward Nawotka finds Texas oilmen stories in Bryan Burrough’s The Big »

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