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Reviews and More from NBCC Members

By David Varno

Dear NBCC Friends, We at the NBCC are remembering the work of Hilary Mantel, who died last week at 70, and whose Wolf Hall won the 2009 NBCC fiction award. Board member Linda Wolfe, in

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New Reviews and More From NBCC Members

By David Varno

Dear NBCC Friends, To help kick off the Brooklyn Book Festival, the NBCC will hold a virtual Bookend event on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7pm-8pm ET with John Leonard Prize winners and nominees Torrey

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Reviews and More from NBCC Members

By David Varno

Dear NBCC Friends, We’ve lost some great ones in the blink of a week. At the NBCC, we’re remembering the work of trailblazing journalist Barbara Ehrenreich, whose Fear of Falling: The

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New Reviews and More From NBCC Members

By Jennie Hann

Greetings, NBCC Friends, We hope you had a fabulous long weekend. Here’s to the start of fall, a great season for books—and, of course, book reviews!! Read on for what

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Reviews and More From NBCC Members

By Chelsea Leu

Greetings, NBCC Members and Friends, We hope you’re busy enjoying the last weeks of summer and, of course, enjoying a few good reads as well. Here’s what our members have

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Reviews and More From NBCC Members

By Jennie Hann

Greetings, NBCC Friends, TONS of reviews, interviews, and pieces of good news from our members to report this week. As always, thanks for sharing and reading!! In the Spotlight Diary

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Reviews and More From NBCC Members

By Jennie Hann

Greetings, NBCC Friends, In the aftermath of the horrific attack against novelist Salman Rushdie, the National Book Critics Circle remains committed to advocating for the right to freedom of expression for

Reviews and More From NBCC Members

By Chelsea Leu

Greetings, NBCC friends, Yesterday, the NBCC released a statement condemning the repression and killing of Burmese writers, and announcing our commitment to standing with PEN Myanmar, the Myanmar Poets’ Union

Reviews and More from NBCC Members

By David Varno

Welcome to another week of unrelenting heat, humidity, and maddening literary discourse. Fortunately, we’ve got lots of very smart book reviews to catch up on. (Also recommended: Unplug! Log out!

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Reviews and More from NBCC Members

By Jennie Hann

This week brings reviews of big summer novels by Emma Donoghue and Teddy Wayne, and more. And in case you missed last week’s news, NBCC poetry award winner Ada Limón (The Carrying, 2018)