Leonard Prize 2020: Glitter Up the Dark

By David Varno

NBCC members: If you’d like to contribute a review of an eligible book for the 2020 Leonard Prize, write to NBCC board member Megan Labrise at labrise@gmail.com. Read the rest

An Existential Moment

By David Varno

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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