NBCC President Kate Tuttle interviewed Ben Mezrich, the author of “Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic Extinct Creatures,” and reviewed Margot Livesey’s “The Hidden Machinery: Essays on Writing,” for the Boston Globe.
VP/Online Jane Ciabattari's Lit Hub column features reviews by former NBCC board members Laura Miller and Lev Grossman, Balakian winner Carlos Lozada, an interview with Sherman Alexie by former board member Mary Ann Gwinn. At the BBC, she features the best beach reads for 2017.
NBCC Balakian award-winning critic Carlos Lozada reviews Roy L. Brooks's “The Racial Glass Ceiling” for the Washington Post.
NBCC Balakian award-winning critic Michelle Dean reviewed Eve Babitz’s’ “Sex and Rage,” for the Los Angeles TImes.
NBCC Balakian award-winning critic Parul Sehgal reviewed Arundati Roy’s “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,” for The Atlantic.
NBCC award finalist (and former board member) Benjamin Moser wrote about whether grants or professorships help or hurt writers for the New York Times.
NBCC board member Katherine A. Powers reviewed the audio books for Tessa Hadley’s “Bad Dreams and Other Stories,” Sigrid Undset’s “Kristin Lavransdatter,” and David Sedaris’ “Diaries,” for the Washington Post.
NBCC board member Laurie Hertzel wrote about how to be a more productive reader for the Star Tribune.
Michael Lindgren reviewed “The Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography,” with an introduction by Edmund Morris, for The Millions.
Lisa Spaar wrote about Emilia Phillips’ “Groundspeed” and Olga Broumas’ “Soie Sauvage,” for the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Colette Bancroft reviewed Mark Bowden's “Hue 1968,” for the Tampa Bay Times.
Joseph Peschel reviewed Curtis Hawkins’ “The Graybar Hotel,” for the Houston Chronicle.
Maureen Corrigan reviewed Nick Laird’s “Modern Gods,” for NPR.
Rayyan Al-Shawaf reviewed Omar Robert Hamilton’s “The City Always Wins,” in the Los Angeles Times.
Soniah Kamal reviewed Arundhati Roy’s “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,” for Khabar and recently gave a TedX talk about regrets, second chances, and pursuing dreams.
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