Criticism & Features


New School Writing Students Interview NBCC Finalists in Nonfiction





In conjunction with the National Book Critics Circle, students of The New School Graduate Writing Program interview the 2012 honorees for the NBCC Awards. The interviews are hosted by American Vanguard, a publishing imprint of the New School Writing Program.

Click below for interviews with the nonfiction candidates.

Katherine Boo, author of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, interviewed by Allison Kirkland.

Steve Coll, author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, interviewed by Christopher Hermelin.

Jim Holt, author of Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story, interviewed by Marina Petrova.

David Quammen, author of Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, interviewed by Latria Graham.

Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, interviewed by Diane T. Masucci