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Labor and Literary Criticism: A Panel Discussion

August 10, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join critics E. Tammy Kim (The New Yorker), Nora Caplan-Bricker (Jewish Currents), Zoe Hu (Bookforum, Dissent) and Jennifer Wilson (The New York Times) for a conversation about labor, class, and how they impact the work of book reviewing. NBCC board member Adam Dalva will lead the discussion, asking these critics about some of their recent reviews that engage these themes. This event is co-sponsored by the National Book Critics Circle, the Freelance Solidarity Project/National Writers Union, and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

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headshot of Norah Caplan-Bricker
Nora Caplan-Bricker is a writer and editor who lives in Providence, Rhode Island. She is the executive editor of Jewish Currents. Her work also appears in The New Yorker, The Nation, The New Republic, Harper’s, and elsewhere. A member of the 2021-22 organizing committee of the Freelance Solidarity Project/National Writers Union, she currently organizes with ReclaimRI.
Zoe Hu has written cultural criticism, reportage and essays for publications like Dissent, The Baffler, The Atlantic, and The New Republic. She is a PhD student at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she is also active in the PSC, CUNY’s faculty and staff union.

E. Tammy Kim is a contributing writer at The New Yorker and a co-host of the podcast Time to Say Goodbye.

Jennifer Wilson is a contributing essayist at The New York Times Book Review and a member of the Freelance Solidarity Project/National Writers Union. She teaches arts reporting and cultural criticism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. In 2022, she was awarded the NBCC’s Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing.

Adam Dalva’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The New York Review of Books. He is the Senior Fiction Editor of Guernica Magazine. Adam serves on the board of the National Book Critics Circle and is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Rutgers University.




August 10, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm