Thursday, December 18, 2014

NY Times Book Critics' Top Ten Lists of 2014

Six books by past visitors to UAlbany, under the sponsorship of the New York State Writers Institute, appear on the new top ten lists of New York Times book critics Michiko Kakutani, Janet Maslin and Dwight Garner.

They include Country Girl by Edna O'Brien, The Innovators by Walter Isaacson, Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart, The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, Lila by Marilynne Robinson, and All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu.

Picture:  Edna O'Brien.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

NY Times "100 Notable Books of 2014"

Visitors to the New York State Writers Institute whose books appear among the newly released "100 Notable Books of 2014" of the New York Times include:

Dinaw Mengestu, Rivka Galchen (who is in the office as we speak, but as a spouse), Lorrie Moore, Siri Hustvedt, Institute Fellow Lydia Davis, Joseph O'Neill (also here in the office at the moment), Louise Gluck, Akhil Sharma, Denis Johnson, Richard Ford, Marilynne Robinson, Francine Prose, Colm Toibin, Susan Minot, James McPherson, Diane Ackerman, Gary Shteyngart and Elizabeth Kolbert.

Complete list here:

Picture: Rivka Galchen.

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