In the New York Journal of Books, George De Stefano reviews Thomas Glave's Among the Bloodpeople.
Julia M. Klein reviews Christine Montross's Falling into the Fire for the Boston Globe.
LISTEN: Ruth Franklin on the strange fictions of Shirley Jackson.
Roxana Robinson's Sparta, reviewed in the New York Times Sunday Book Review.
In the New Republic, Adam Kirsch examines Reza Aslan's controversial new biography of Jesus.
Ron Charles on Jenni Fagan's The Panopticon.
“Reader, beware: This is not a romance. Nate's primary relationship is with himself.” Clea Simon reviews Adelle Waldman's The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. She also explores a recent SF/F brouhaha for The Arts Fuse.
Joanna Scutts reviews Anthony Pagden's The Enlightenment, and Why It Still Matters for the Washington Post.
“The Story About Ping and the invention of nostalgia.” NBCC board member David L. Ulin on how nostalgia may be “not a by-product of memory but of the lack of memory, a longing stirred by what eludes us even more.”
“The Suffering of Others: On Adrienne Rich,” by Cynthia Haven in the Virginia Quarterly Review.
David Duhr reviews David Gilbert's & Sons for the Dallas Morning News.
NBCC board member Carolyn Kellogg reviews Toby Barlow's Babayaga.
In responding to Mark Edmundson’s “Poetry Slam: Or, The Decline of American Verse,” Michael Leong reviews new books by Rachel Levitsky and Andrew Zawacki for Hyperallergic.
Joe Peschel reviews Paul Yoon's Snow Hunters in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“My Daughter, Myself follows in the footsteps of other gifted writers who’ve worked through their anguish as parents doing what they do best professionally. A Seattle Times review of Linda Wolfe's inspirational memoir.
Current NBCC board member Gregg Barrios and former NBCC board member David Kipen selected as new Getty Fellows.
In Newsday, NBCC board member Mark Athitakis reviews Caleb Crain's debut novel, Necessary Errors.
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