Critical Notes

October, 2018

Critical Notes:#NBCCLeonard Award, Links from Emerging Critics, & More

by | Oct-29-2018

NBCC member reviews & interviews Time to volunteer for the John Leonard Award committee and join the conversation on Twitter (#NBCCLeonard) and Facebook, »

Libraries, surrealism, and Alex Trebek

by Laurie Hertzel | Oct-22-2018

  Reviews, interviews, profiles Rebekah Denn reviewed Susan Orlean's "The Library Book" for The Christian Science Monitor, and she reports that it »

Maggie Nelson, Bernard Hooper, and Kathryn Harrison

by Taylor Anhalt | Oct-15-2018

Reviews & Interviews The latest in NBCC's Craft of Criticism series is Tara Cheesman's Q and A with Ilana Masad. NBCC Emerging Critic Natania »

September, 2018

Kate Atkinson, John Kaag, and Barbara Kingsolver

by Taylor Anhalt | Sep-30-2018

Reviews NBCC VP/Online Jane Ciabattari's October BBC Culture column includes novels by Barbara Kingsolver, Cristina Rivera Garza, Claire Fuller, »

Truths, Proust and other good things

by Laurie Hertzel | Sep-24-2018

Reviews, interviews and profiles by our members This week's Craft of Criticism series interview is with NBCC biography award winner Ruth Franklin. »

Ron Charles, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, and Tsitsi Dangarembga

by Taylor Anhalt | Sep-16-2018

Reviews & Interviews Fran Bigman interviews former NBCC board member Laura Miller in the latest addition to the NBCC  Craft of Criticism series. Ian »

Gary Shteyngart, Football Books, and Stephen King

by Taylor Anhalt | Sep-10-2018

Coming up Friday, September 14, at Poets House: NBCC's official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event, Is the Poet the New Public Intellectual? moderated »

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