August 14, 2015
When asked by the New York Times which writers he considers to be the best, Ta-Nehisi Coates listed Elizabeth Kolbert (author of The Sixth Extinction) among his favorites. Coates said, "On most days out of the week I think Elizabeth Kolbert is the best nonfiction writer going."
August 14, 2015
The 2015 Whiting Award-winning poets—Jenny Johnson, Anthony Carelli, Aracelis Girmay and Roger Reeves—read their work in Bryant Park, as part of New York's Word for Word poetry series.
via The Guardian
August 13, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter reported that President Obama brought alongThe Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert on his extended late-summer holiday on Martha’s Vineyard — he arrived on Aug. 7 and he’s staying until Aug. 23.
April 20, 2015
Elizabeth Kolbert won this year's Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction for her book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.
March 24, 2015
Elizabeth Kolbert, Teju Cole, Phil Klay, Claudia Rankine and many others have been longlisted for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards.
March 16, 2015
Lev Grossman of Time writes of The Death of Caesar by Barry Strauss:
“[A] compelling, clarifying account of one of history’s most dramatic assassinations...Strauss deploys his sources judiciously: he explains their biases and blind spots and when and how they disagree…Although he’s an academic, Strauss has, like Caesar, the common touch: he conveys the complexity of late republican Roman politics while keeping up a lively pace. He’s also a deft portraitist. Roman history can read like an endless parade of marble statues, but in The Death of Caesar, the players are all vibrant individuals, and none more so than Caesar himself.” Lev Grossman, Time
March 15, 2015
Rave Ides of March review by Greg Woolf in the Wall Street Journal of Barry Strauss's The Death of Caesar: "The last bloody day of the Republic has never been painted so brilliantly."
March 13, 2015
Barry Strauss discussed the many myths (including that the phrase "Beware the Ides of March" was ever uttered to warn Caesar about his imminent assassination) about the Ides of March with John Hockenberry earlier today on NPR's "The Takeaway."
March 09, 2015
Eric Schlosser, author of Command and Control, has a piece featured on the cover of this week's New Yorker about how a handful of pacifists and nuns exposed the vulnerability of America's nuclear-weapons sites.
March 05, 2015
The Paris Review ran excerpts of the latest work of all ten 2015 Whiting Award winners this evening in a special post in The Daily: