Day: November 21, 2005

Book Awards on BookTV

Since my invitation to last week’s National Book Awards ceremony was apparently “lost in the mail”, I had to content myself by watching the proceedings on the BookTV cable network last night at midnight.

The event seemed to have been recorded with a single videocamera, and was edited down to … Read the rest

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Reviewing the Review: November 20, 2005

The pre-Thanksgiving New York Times Book Review is fairly packed with good stuff — a cornucopia of good writing on worthwhile topics. Sometimes they get it right.

Young lit-darling Curtis Sittenfeld has the thorny task of reviewing Julia Briggs’ Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life, and she executes the job … Read the rest

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