February, 2019

31 Books in 30 Days: Marion Winik on Lawrence Wright’s ‘God Save Texas’

by Marion Winik | Feb-07-2019

In this 31 Books in 30 Days series leading up to the March 14, 2019 announcement of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award winners, NBCC board members...read »

NBCC Reads: Rebecca Foster on Pamela Paul’s ‘My Life with Bob’

by Rebecca Foster | Feb-06-2019

What are your favorite books about books? Why are these books such a ferocious pleasure? Maybe it's their range: books on books can combine memoir and...read »

31 Books in 30 Days: Anjali Enjeti on Erika Meitner’s ‘Holy Moly Carry Me’

by Anjali Enjeti | Feb-06-2019

In this 31 Books in 30 Days series leading up to the March 14, 2019 announcement of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award winners, NBCC board members...read »

31 Books in 30 Days: Marion Winik on Nicole Chung’s ‘All You Can Ever Know’

by Marion Winik | Feb-05-2019

In this 31 Books in 30 Days series leading up to the March 14, 2019 announcement of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award winners, NBCC board members...read »

31 Books in 30 Days: Victoria Chang on Diane Seuss’s ‘Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl’

by Victoria Chang | Feb-04-2019

In this 31 Books in 30 Days series series leading up to the March 14, 2019 announcement of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award winners, NBCC board...read »

Critical Notes: Black History Month, Kaleidoscopic Portraits of Girls of Color, and Dreyer’s English

by David Varno | Feb-04-2019

NBCC board member and Newsday books editor Tom Beer wrote about books to read during Black History Month. Rochelle Spencer reported on "The Oakland...read »

January, 2019

NBCC Reads: Jenny Bhatt on Azar Nafisi’s ‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’

by Jenny Bhatt | Jan-30-2019

What are your favorite books about books? Why are these books such a ferocious pleasure? Maybe it's their range: books on books can combine memoir and...read »

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