July, 2018

Full summer, and we are thinking about Laura

by Laurie Hertzel | Jul-16-2018

  For Vice President/Online Jane Ciabattari's Lit Hub column, Francine Prose offers five classics to read and re-read (think Middlemarch,...read »

NBCC Reads: Favorite Books in Translation, Agnes Desarthe’s ‘Hunting Party’

by Michelle Bailat-Jones | Jul-13-2018

What's your favorite work in translation? That's the question that launches this summer's NBCC Reads series, which draws upon the bookish passions of NBCC...read »

Critical Notes: Laura Ingalls Wilder Revisited, Crime Beat and Tartan Noir

by Elizabeth Taylor | Jul-09-2018

For the Minneapolis Star Tribune where she is the senior editor for books, NBCC board member Laurie Hertzel wrote her Sunday column about the vote by The...read »

Donald Hall, Jim Crace and Rebecca Makkai

by Elizabeth Taylor | Jul-02-2018

Donald Hall, whose collection “The One Day” won the NBCC Poetry award in 1988, and was a past Poet Laurate, died at his home in New Hampshire. His passing...read »

June, 2018

Origins of Asperger’s in Nazi Vienna, Poetry by Hayes, Twemlow and Bland, and much more

by Daisy Fried | Jun-27-2018

Former NBCC board member Mark Athitakis interviewed Lydia Millet for the Barnes & Noble Review and Rebecca Makkai for Kirkus Reviews. Michelle Bailat-Jones...read »

Summer books, Father’s Day and interviews galore

by Laurie Hertzel | Jun-18-2018

It's high summer, a time to slow down; a time for beach reading and sailing and fishing and napping and vacation, but book critics never rest. We have a ton...read »

NBCC Reads: What’s Your Favorite Book in Translation?

by Lori Feathers | Jun-12-2018

                                    This summer we’re asking NBCC members, finalists and award winners to write about a favorite book, in...read »

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