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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... Read More

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  • Photo of couch and reading lamp with bookcases in the background

    By David Varno

    Dear NBCC Friends, Welcome to year-end list season. As institutions ranging from the NYPL to the New York Times weigh in with extensive catalogs of notable titles, former NBCC president Tom... Read More

  • Books on a train

    By David Varno

    With a four-day weekend ahead of us, here’s hoping for some much-needed reading time. If you’re traveling, choose wisely as you pack, and remember that books can be a great... Read More

  • Person climbing on stacks of books

    By David Varno

    Dear NBCC Friends, We’re trying out a new feature on exciting forthcoming titles. We’re talking three months out or longer, books within pitching distance. Stuff we’ve picked up at events or found on our doorsteps,... Read More

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