Coming up tonight (September 28) at Book Culture in New York, a panel discussing the art and influence of Philip Roth, moderated by Harpers Magazine editor and former NBCC board member James Marcus, and including Rick Moody, NBCC finalists Vivian Gornick and Claudia Roth Pierpont and Daniel Smith. Which reminds me of an NBCC celebration of Philip Roth, in 2011, attended by Zadie Smith and Nathan Englander (with Roth above), among others.
I hope summer treated you well, and that you're enjoying nice fall weather, wherever you may be. The NBCC board met in New York last month, and I wanted to share the minutes from that meeting - you'll see them below - and to remind you of some upcoming NBCC business. First, a few key dates: the awards for books published in 2017 will be presented Thursday, March 15, 2018. The finalists' reading will take place the previous evening, Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
Taylor Brorby is an award-winning essayist, and a poet. Taylor is a fellow at the Black Earth Institute whose work has been supported with residencies and fellowships from Mesa Refuge, Blue Mountain Center, Breadloaf, and the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Taylor's work has appeared in The Huffington Post, North American Review, Orion, Earth Island Journal, among others.
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