The National Book Critics Circle Award

Cover of The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois; abstract images of a woman, a tree and a sun
Cover of How The Word is Passed; all text, with the title words bolded
Cover of All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days; an X created out of Nazi-era documents and photos
Cover of Frank: Sonnets; a shirtless man making a fist and curling his bicep
Cover of Girlhood; the word Girlhood, in shades of pink, repeated and gradually disappearing
The cover of Afterparties, with a pink sky and two boys smoking in a pickup truck

Critical Notes

Mary Ann Gwinn talking with Joyce Carol Oates

By David Varno

Dear NBCC Friends, We at the NBCC are remembering the work of Hilary Mantel, who died last week at 70, and whose Wolf Hall won the 2009 NBCC fiction award. Board member Linda Wolfe, in

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