Athens, Ga. – The National Book Critics Circle announced Steven G. Kellman, professor of comparative literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio, as the 2007 winner of the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing. Kellman earned this award for work that appeared in The Georgia Review, the Texas Observer, and the San Antonio Current.
Kellman’s commentary on Consuming Silences: How We Read Authors Who Don’t Publish, appeared in the Winter 2005 issue of The Georgia Review, the University of Georgia’s internationally recognized quarterly journal of arts and letters. Stephen Corey, currently acting editor of journal, worked with Kellman to prepare the piece for publication.
Since the early 1980s Kellman has published several essays and other reviews in The Georgia Review. His work has also appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, The American Scholar, the Los Angeles Times, and numerous other periodicals.
Kellman’s many books include Loving Reading: Erotics of the Text (1985), The Translingual Imagination (2000) and Redemption: The Life of Henry Roth (2005), which won the New York Society Library Award.
The Georgia Review, currently in its sixtieth year of continuous publication, regularly features a balance of short stories, poems, general-interest essays and reviews. Work from its pages is frequently reprinted in a wide range of anthologies, among them the Best American Short Stories, the Best American Essays and the Best American Poetry. The journal has won a National Magazine Award from the American Society of Magazine Editors and many awards from the Magazine Association of the Southeast. For more information on The Georgia Review, see http://www.uga.edu/garev/.