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

Welcome to a new edition of Critical Notes! This week, our members have reviews of the latest books by Susanna Clarke, Yaa Gyasi, Jenny Bhaat, David Biespiel, Elena Ferrante, Sigrid

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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