Bliss Montage by Ling Ma

By J. Howard Rosier

Bliss Montage (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Ling Ma’s second book and first collection of stories, is ostentatious in neither syntax nor storytelling. Nevertheless, the collection guts and renovates the genre

Statement on the Attack Against Salman Rushdie


The National Book Critics Circle joins the literary community in wishing Salman Rushdie a strong recovery after the attack last week, which has left all of us reeling and reflecting

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Reviews and More From NBCC Members

By Jennie Hann

Greetings, NBCC Friends, Of late we’ve been telling you to stay cool. This week we’d like to issue a friendly reminder that it’s important to stay hydrated as well. The

NBCC Statement on Repression in Burma


The National Book Critics Circle stands deeply committed to the values of free expression, democratic engagement and rule of law that are essential for both civil society and book culture

Emerging Critics: A New Class of Emerging Critics

By Heather Scott Partington

We’re delighted to announce the 2022-2023 NBCC Emerging Critics Fellows. The Emerging Critics Fellowship, launched by Elizabeth Taylor in 2017, seeks to identify, nurture, and support the development of the