Critical Notes

Monday Roundup: George Packer, Cormac McCarthy, Roxana Robinson, and more

By Eric Liebetrau

Jon Wiener interviews Robert Silvers: 50 Years of NYRB.

“The people are very angry and exhausted. Perhaps a candidate can make a change in Iran, but I am not sure that is possible.” Shaun Randol interviews Iranian writer Shahrnush Parsipur for Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Editor-in-chief at School Library Journal Rebecca Miller, a former NBCC president, has been promoted to editorial director of Library Journals, with added responsibility of LJ as well. Current editor-in-chief of LJ Michael Kelley is leaving the company.

Roxana Robinson's new novel, Sparta, reviewed in the Washington Post. Robinson was also interviewed in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

in USA Today, Carmela Ciuraru reviews Jeannette Walls' new novel, The Silver Star.

Michael Lindgren on Cormac McCarthy's House.

NBCC board member Colette Bancroft reviews New Yorker writer George Packer's The Unwinding.

A Los Angeles Review of Books of interview with former NBCC board member Stephen Burt.


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