June, 2019

Critical Notes: Member News, Summer Books, and a Word About the Sandrof

by admin | Jun-10-2019

We Still Need Your Help Selecting the Next Sandrof Award Winner Do you want the chance to help pick the next winner of the NBCC’s Ivan Sandrof Lifetime...read »

Reviews and more to kick off June from the National Book Critics Circle

by Carolyn Kellogg | Jun-03-2019

From the NBCC's Emerging Critics: Just in time for June’s Pride celebrations, Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers reviewed Bruce Cinnamon’s The Melting Queen and...read »

May, 2019

Critical Notes: Audiobooks, new books, book reviews, forthcoming books. Or, we might just say, BOOKS

by Laurie Hertzel | May-27-2019

NBCC board member Katherine A. Powers reviewed the audiobook versions of The Lost Man by Jane Harper, Good Riddance by Elinor Lipman and How to Hide an...read »

Critical Notes: Wordplay, Amy Hempel, and Fernando A. Flores

by admin | May-20-2019

NBCC board president Laurie Hertzel reviewed Mary Miller's novel Biloxi for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, where she is senior editor for books. (It's about...read »

Critical Notes: David Sedaris, Julie Orringer, and Two Upcoming NBCC Events!

by Mark Athitakis | May-13-2019

A Quick Reminder About Sustainers If you or someone you know wants to support the NBCC’s efforts but isn't a member, we’ve recently launched the Sustainer...read »

Revolution, Ali Smith and Reviews and Conversations From the NBCC

by Carolyn Kellogg | May-06-2019

Why do we delight in fictions created from the French Revolution? Tobias Carroll explores the frisson of fervor or schadenfreude (is there a French word for...read »

April, 2019

Sally Rooney is everywhere and other news from the NBCC

by Laurie Hertzel | Apr-29-2019

Sally Rooney. Photo by Jonny L. Davies. REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS For the Washington Post, Lauren Sarazen reviewed the book that everyone on both sides of...read »

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