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Gass is equally important as a critic and his theory of fiction manifests itself in both his criticism and his fiction. His seven volumes of essays include Habitations of the Word, Finding a Form and Tests of Time, all of which earned him National Book Critics Circle Awards for Criticism. He has received numerous other awards as well. His Reading Rilke: Reflections on the Problems of Translation received the PEN/American Nabokov Award and his most recent volume A Temple of Texts (2006) won the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism.
Gass will guest and read from Middle C on the November 21 edition of Word Patriots, a weekly show about the joy of reading that features authors discussing books that range from period literature to futuristic science fiction. Previous guests include Diane Ackerman, Tawni O’Dell and James Morrow.
The show is hosted by author Mark Seinfelt, whose study of famous author suicides Final Drafts was selected as an alternate selection of the Readers’ Subscription Book Club in 2004 and whose novel Henry Boulanger of Mushannon Town won the 2010 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the Historical Fiction category.
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