Mar 7, 2012 — On Thursday evening, the National Book Critics Circle will announce the winners in the following categories: fiction, nonfiction, autobiography, biography, criticism and poetry. Browse the five fiction finalists.
Sep 22, 2011 — Dana Spiotta's third novel, Stone Arabia, is about an aging musician who never achieved the type of success he'd have liked. Rather than giving up, he chronicles an imaginary version of his life — as a successful rock star recording his career in a series of journals.
Jul 25, 2011 — Nik Worth is a failed musician who painstakingly documents his life and non-existent career, leaving his sister to worry about practical things like paying his rent. Dana Spiotta's new novel investigates the long-term costs of an artist's passion.
Jul 14, 2011 — Dana Spiotta's third novel follows two adult siblings and the adolescent fantasies that define — and confine — them.