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

  1. The road not taken

    Nicholas Delbanco asks: How does one ensure the road not taken is the road to creative freedom?

  2. Vision and revision

    H.D. Thoreau once said, ‘Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.’ Really?

  3. Ceep the rth clyn

    Nicholas Delbanco reminds us that the act of writing (i.e., making marks on a surface) changes with the times.

  4. In defense of writing

    Nicholas Delbanco explains why the pen is mightier than the sword — not to mention the spoken word.

  5. The writers' workshop

    Creativity soars when novice and novelist give and take, says Nicholas Delbanco

  6. Promise and delivery

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

  7. In conclusion . . .

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

  8. An uncommon education: Ep 4

    In “A Writer Worth Reading,” Detroit Public Television partners with U-M historians to explore the University’s commitment to “the new, the unusual, and the radical.”

  9. 'A new shadow on the earth'

    “The idea that every phrase should and must be scrutinized is central to democracy,” says novelist Nicholas Delbanco.