Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Talking About Books

  1. Promise and delivery

    Nicholas Delbanco celebrates award-winning U-M authors, some of whom transformed creative writing theses into best-selling books.

  2. A different drum

    Visionary, iconoclast, eccentric. What does ‘original’ really mean — and from where does originiality originate?

  3. In conclusion . . .

    Novelist Nicholas Delbanco asserts that no book is ever finished, but rather ‘relinquished.’

  4. Shop around the corner

    Novelist Nicholas Delbanco pens an ode to readers’ pulp-and-paper Shangri-La: the bookstore.

  5. What we keep, what we give away

    Nicholas Delbanco packs up his personal library and opens the chapter to a new era in life.

  6. Time after time

    Nicholas Delbanco reflects on a plague confounding artists across the ages: the risk of repetition.

  7. It's only words

    Nicholas Delbanco illustrates how language that once seemed transgressive is now quite routine.

  8. The quick brown fox

    Novelist Nicholas Delbanco examines our changing language, letter by letter.

  9. Echo & association

    Novelist Nicholas Delbanco reminds us that ‘good writers borrow, great writers steal.’