The National Book Critics Circle Award

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe (Doubleday)
Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller (Viking)
Magical Negro by Morgan Parker (Tin House Books)

Critical Notes

By Michael Schaub

“But I am the man And I’ll be there. And I may cause the lips    of those who are asleep    to speak. And I may make my notebooks    into sheaves

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Emerging Critics

Tara Wanda Merrigan

Tara Wanda Merrigan is a Philadelphia-based essayist. Her reportage and cultural criticism has ap...Read More

Meet the Emerging Critics Class of 2019