NBCC VP/Online and past PresidentJane Ciabattari's September BBC Culture column features fiction by Gary Shtyngart, Deborah Eisenberg, Abby Geni and Lydia Kiesling, and nonfiction from NBCC nonfiction finalist Miriam Pawel on The Browns of California. Her LitHub/Bookmarks column this week features five books about love in the apocalypse by Olivia Laing, NBCC finalist in Criticism for 'Lonely City.'
NBCC VP of Membership Anjali Enjeti interviewed Jennifer Baker about her book 'Everyday People: The Color of Life,' for Shondaland.
Robert P. Baird reviews Dickinson’s Nerves, Frost’s Woods: Poetry in the Shadow of the Pastby William Logan for the New York Times Book Review.
Jean Huets reviews Karl Ove Knausgaard's “Seasons Quartet” in The Millions.
Michelle Newby Lancaster reviews Sarah Bird's new novel, “Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen,” for Lone Star Literary Life.
Andrew Ervin reviews JRR Tolkien’s posthumous “The Fall of Gondolin,” edited by his son Christopher Tolkien, for the Washington Post.
Lanie Tankard reviews “Eventide” by Therese Bohman for World Literature Today.
Diane Scharper reviews “Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine” by Alan Lightman for the National Catholic Reporter.
Julia M. Klein writes about Dartmouth faculty member Alexander Chee for the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine.
Also for the NBCC's Critical Mass, Fran Bigman contributes a “Craft of Criticism” interview with former NBCC board member Joanna Scutts. And the NBCC Reads: Favorite Works in Translation series continues with one book chosen by both Jennifer Croft and by NBCC Emerging Critic Paul W. Gleason.
Renee K. Nicholson, with Dinty W. Moore and Erin Murphy, co-edited Bodies of Truth: Personal Narratives on Illness, Disability, and Medicine, which will be published by the University of Nebraska Press in January 2019.
Jessica Bruder will discuss Nomadland in conversation with Board member Kerri Arsenault at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, Prospect Lefferts Gardens on September 11, 7:30 p.m.
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