Dispatches | January 26, 2012

No doubt by now you have seen the nominees for this year’s National Book Critics Circle Awards.  If not, they’re listed at Critical Mass, the NBCC blog.

What you may not have known is that three of the nominees have had work or interviews appear in our pages.

Jeffrey Eugenides, a fiction nominee, was interviewed by James Schiff in our Fall 2006 issue (29.3).  You can hear an audio clip from his nominated novel, The Marriage Plot, via our tumblr page.

Jonathan Lethem, a nominee in criticism, was interviewed in our Spring 2006 issue (29.1), also by James Schiff.

Laura Kasischke‘s poems have appeared in our pages twice, in 1993 and 2007. She is, suitably, a nominee in poetry.

If you’d like to read these poems and interviews, backissues are available.

Congratulations to these writers, and to all nominees.

In fact, congratulations to everyone everywhere – you’re doing a great job!