On the eve of ALA, the National Book Critics Circle (now 40 years old) and Zyzzyva magazine (now 30 years old) are throwing a party cohosted by NBCC VP/Online Jane Ciabattari, Zyzzyva editor Laura Cogan and managing editor (and former NBCC board member) Oscar Villalon. Expect toasts and literary conversation and wine from Wine & Spirits magazine.
Honored guests: NBCC award honorees including Terry Castle (The Professor and Other Writings, criticism finalist, 2010), Adam Johnson (The Orphan Master’s Son, fiction finalist, 2012), D.A. Powell (Useless Landscape; or, A Guide for Boys, poetry winner, 2012), and Jason Roberts (A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler, biography finalist 2006), and treasured literary institutions City Lights Publishers, founded by NBCC Sandrof award winner Lawrence Ferlinghetti (60 years), the Squaw Valley Community of Writers (45 years), Graywolf Press (40 years), The Threepenny Review (35 years), the San Francisco Writers Grotto (20 years), Litquake (15 years), Lit Camp (3 years) and newcomers launched this year– the Bay Area Book Festival and the Oakland Book Festival. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org