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By Michael Schaub

Members and friends, we hope you’re having a good spring! A few quick notes: Applications for the 2023-2024 Emerging Critics Fellowship are due Friday, May 5, by 11:59 PM Pacific.... Read More

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  • By Michael Schaub

    We hope you’ve all been doing well! Our members haven’t been taking any breaks lately. They’ve been reviewing books by authors including R.F. Kuang, Jenny Erpenbeck, Roger Reeves, Stacey Abrams,... Read More

  • By Michael Schaub

    We hope you’re having a good spring! Our members have been busy writing reviews of books by authors including Brandon Taylor, Ava Chin, Katy Kelleher, Jane Wong, Claire Dederer, and... Read More

  • By Michael Schaub

    “Fiction is the only way to redeem the formlessness of life.”  —Martin Amis (1949-2023), winner of the 2001 NBCC Award for Criticism Member Reviews and Essays Maud Newton reviewed Leah... Read More

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