Tuesday, March 15, 2011
National Book Critics Circle Awards
The National Book Critics Circle is a group of more than 600 professional reviewers. Last Thursday they presented awards which "honor the best literature published in English in six categories—autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction and poetry".
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Review by Colette Bancroft
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
a book about the history of black migration from the American South
Half a Life by Darin Strauss
The author killed a girl riding her bike with his car when he was a teenager.
Review by Karen Long
How to Live: Or a life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell.
Review by Steven G. Kellman
One With Others by C.D. Wright
Review by Craig Morgan Teicher
Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West by Clare Cavanagh
Review by Stephen Burt