This year’s Balakian winner, Ron Charles, handicaps the National Book Critics Circle fiction awards, to be announced next Thursday evening, March 23, at the New School. Meanwhile, finalist M. Glenn Taylor makes news with his second novel.
Author of the Havana Quartet, Leonardo Padura’s Top 10 Cuban Novels.
Steve Paul revels in the writing of the late A.J. Liebling on the Kansas City Star book blog.
NBCC board member Celia McGee on Geoffrey Rush’s coming to Broadway as “the decrepit Energizer Bunny of a royal destined to die by play’s end despite his best efforts not t” in Ionesco’s “Exit the King.”
Los Angeles Times Festival of the Book, with awards, coming up April 24, with NBCC board member David L. Ulin as emcee.
Adam Kirsch on Samuel Johnson, professional writer:“Money made him do it.”