Upcoming National Book Critics Circle events in New York City. Please join us. (If you can make it, let us know.)
January 23, 2009, 7 pm, Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby between Houston and Prince, New York City. Poetry in translation panel: Has the US Lost Touch with World Literature?
Panelists Esther Allen, translator, former co-director of PEN World Voices, author of International PEN report on Translation and Globalization; Yvette Chrisianse, South African poet, novelist, professor; Elizabeth Macklin, poet, translator from Basque of Uribe; Jill Schoolman, Director of Archipelago Books; Karen Emmerich, translator of NBCC award finalist Miltos Sachtouris, among other Greek writers. Moderator: NBCC board member and poet Kevin Prufer (“National Anthem”), editor of Pleiades and coeditor of “New European Poets” (Graywolf).
January 24, 2009, 7 pm, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Free and open to the public. Bring a book to donate.
Live announcement of National Book Critics Circle Awards finalists, with live blogging at http://www.bookcritics.org/blog . Announcers Bill Henderson of Pushcart Press, winner of the Sandrof lifetime achievement award; Sam Anderson, winner of 2007 Balakian award; Jayne Anne Phillips, NBCC Fiction award finalist;Mary Jo Bang, winner of the 2007 poetry award; Blake Bailey, NBCC finalist in biography; Harriet Washington, winner of the 2007 nonfiction award; Alex Ross, winner of the 2007 criticism award; Joshua Clark, finalist for the 2007 autobiography award. Hosted by NBCC President Jane Ciabattari and the NBCC Board.