Afternoon Bites: NBCC Finalists, Hilton Als on Amiri Baraka, Luc Sante on “Llewyn Davis,” Shelley Jackson, and More


The National Book Critics Circle Award finalists — including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah — have been announced.

And so have the finalists for The Story Prize.

At The New Yorker: Hilton Als on Amiri Baraka.

Luc Sante on Inside Llewyn Davis.

Shelley Jackson wrote an entire story in the snow.

Ryan Chapman’s Fill the Silence is becoming a book.

At the Los Angeles TimesJim Ruland on Michael J. Seidlinger’s surreal boxing novel The Laughter of Strangers.

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