Thanks to the cooperation of the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) and The School of Writing at The New School, as well as the tireless efforts of our students and faculty, we are able to provide interviews with each of the NBCC Awards Finalists for the publishing year 2014.
Nora Brooks, on behalf of the School of Writing at The New School and the NBCC, interviewed Ian S. MacNiven about his book “Literchoor Is My Beat”: A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux), which is among the final five selections, in the category of Biography, for the 2014 NBCC awards.
Ian MacNiven is the author of "Literchoor is My Beat": A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions and Lawrence Durrell: A Biography. He edited the Durrell-Miller Letters 1935-1980 and contributed to Henry Miller's The Colossus of Maroussi.
Nora Brooks is a poet and fiction writer whose work has been published in H.O.W. Journal, The Best American Poetry blog, PopMatters, and the Poets & Writers blog. She is an MFA student at The New School.