April, 2008

Round ‘Em Up

by admin | Apr-21-2008

Sunday Styles has a profile of the novelist and Martin Amis-attached Isabel Fonseca, heralding the publication of her novel Attachment. While on staff at »

Sunday Roundup

by admin | Apr-20-2008

The line to get a seat at the April 11 symposiums celebrating Philip Roth’s 75th birthday snaked a block up Broadway at Columbia University’s Miller »

Praising Poets and Other Roundup Notes

by admin | Apr-17-2008

NBCC board member Kevin Prufer’s new book, “National Anthem,” well reviewed by Robert C. Jones here.In honor of Robert Hass’s Pulitzer earlier this month, »

Quick Roundup

by admin | Apr-15-2008

Maryanne Wolf explains the magic, mystery, and pathology behind reading and says the whole thing isn’t terribly natural. Neither is writing—especially »

A Quick Roundup

by admin | Apr-01-2008

Our very own Lizzie Skurnick has put out a call for folks to “find the best word or phrase to describe when a reviewer commences with a personal anecdote, »

March, 2008


by admin | Mar-26-2008

Who’s to blame when factual inaccuracies make their way into a book? In the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, NBCC member Bob Hoover argues it’s the author, not »

Midweek Roundup

by admin | Mar-05-2008

NBCC president John Freeman looks at “The Death of the Critic” and concludes that “that eye-catching but perhaps overstated title is a bit of a misnomer.” »

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