New reviews and more from the NBCC

By David Varno

Aside from April being crueler than usual this year, it’s still National Poetry Month, and many of our members wrote about the work of poets. Ron Slate reviewed Maps and Transcripts

Essays One by Lydia Davis (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Essays One by Lydia Davis: 2019 Criticism finalist

By David Varno

Davis’s exciting debut collection of nonfiction, ranging from craft lectures to essays about writers and artists to notes on the translation process, is a great gift to readers, particularly those

Critical Notes: February 3, 2020

By David Varno

It’s February and 2020 is in full effect, with this week’s batch of book reviews from members. Also, don’t forget to order your tickets for the NBCC Gala Fundraiser, following

Awards Finalists, Reviews from NBCC Members

By David Varno

The finalists for the 2019 NBCC awards were announced this past Saturday at Bo’s in New York, along with the winners of the John Leonard Prize, the Balakian, and the

September 9, 2019

By David Varno

Former board member Barbara Probst Solomon has died. She was 90. Solomon was known for her criticism, her memoir Arriving Where We Started, and her translations from the Spanish. Introducing Afred