Critical Notes

April, 2019

Critical Notes: Emerging Critics Deadline, Laila Lalami, Cesar Aira, and More

by Mark Athitakis | Apr-01-2019

Last call! If you're interested in becoming a member of the next class of NBCC Alan Cheuse Emerging Critics, please submit your application by April 3....read »

March, 2019

Carolyn Burke, biographies, and books about experiencing cancer

by Taylor Anhalt | Mar-11-2019

Reviews Q: When is a detective story more than a detective story? A: When it’s an allegory for the state of the nation. Joe Peschel reviewed Jonathan...read »

Toni Morrison, Katharine Smyth, and Helen Oyeyemi

by Taylor Anhalt | Mar-04-2019

Reviews: Julia M. Klein reviewed Pamela S. Nadell's "America's Jewish Women" for the Forward. Pam Munter reviewed “Wit’s End: What Wit Is, How It Works,...read »

February, 2019

Critical Notes: Esmé Weijun Wang, Valeria Luiselli, Elizabeth McCracken, and more…

by Victoria Chang | Feb-18-2019

NBCC News SAVE THE DATE: This year's annual National Book Critics Circle membership meeting will be on Thursday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at The New...read »

Critical Notes: AWP, NBCC Membership meeting March 14, Marlon James & ‘Bowlaway’

by Jane Ciabattari | Feb-11-2019

NBCC News SAVE THE DATE: This year's annual National Book Critics Circle membership meeting will be on Thursday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at The New...read »

January, 2019

In midwinter, everybody is reading

by Laurie Hertzel | Jan-28-2019

But first! The NBCC finalists announcement got some lovely coverage The Washington Independent Review of Books Hillel Italie's Associated Press report ran...read »

Critical Notes: Hideo Yokoyama, Glory Edim, Heather MacDonald, and More…

by Victoria Chang | Jan-14-2019

NBCC NEWS: The deadline for #NBCCLeonard voters is January 14, 6 pm EST. Don't forget to vote! Check out our latest #NBCCReads series, Favorite Books...read »

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