Critical Notes

Monday Roundup: Stephen King, Rebecca Solnit, Colum McCann and more

By Eric Liebetrau

For The Rumpus, Michelle Bailat-Jones reviews All My Friends by former Goncourt winner Marie NDiaye (translated by Jordan Stump).

“In TransAtlantic, The Flight Is Almost Too Smooth”: Maureen Corrigan on Colum McCann's new novel.

Julia M. Klein reviews Michael Golay's America 1933 for the Boston Globe. She also reviews Saving Normal and The Book of Woe for the Chicago Tribune.

In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Joe Peschel reviews Allison Amend's second novel, A Nearly Perfect Copy.

Bill Williams reviews 2012 NBCC General Nonfiction Award winner Andrew Solomon's Far from the Tree.

2012 NBCC Fiction Award winner Ben Fountain interviewed in The Spectator.

This week, Je Banach was a member of the residential faculty in fiction at the Yale Writers' Conference. On Saturday, Banach was awarded the state's Artist Fellowship for Fiction by the CT Office of the Arts.

Rayyan Al-Shawaf reviews Bill Cheng's Southern Cross the Dog in Paste. He also reviews Mohammed Hanif's novel Our Lady of Alice Bhatti.

“Why Did Ralph Ellison Never Publish His Second Novel?” A new theory by Paul Devlin in Slate.

David Haglund and Dan Kois' Audio Book Club discusses George Saunders' latest book of short stories, Tenth of December.

NBCC board member Karen Long reviews Adam Rutherford's Creation.

In the New York Times Sunday Book Review, Christina Garcia examines Ru Freeman's On Sal Mal Lane.

Introducing Dzanc Author series, with NBCC board member Jane Ciabattari.

NBCC Balakian winner Ron Charles reviews Gail Godwin's latest for the Washington Post.

NBCC board member David Ulin on Stephen King's new novel, Joyland. He also reviews Rebecca Solnit's latest, The Faraway Nearby.


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