May, 2018

Straight-ahead book reviews and backwards books

by Laurie Hertzel | May-07-2018

NBCC board member Laurie Hertzel wrote her weekly Star Tribune column on the strange and disturbing trend of shelving books spine-in. Board member Lori...read »

Join the NBCC to Celebrate Books: A Call for New and Renewing Members

by Anjali Enjeti | May-03-2018

Criticism has never been a more vital and necessary force than it is today. And since its founding in April of 1974, the National Book Critics Circle has...read »

NBCC at the Bay Area Book Festival

by admin | May-01-2018

National Book Critics Circle members pop up at book festivals and events all over the country. Most recently, on a 10 a.m. panel at the Bay Area Book Festival...read »

April, 2018

Critical Notes: The Legacy of Women Critics, Racism in Florida, and the LA Festival of Books

by David Varno | Apr-23-2018

Jenny Bhatt reviewed ‘Sharp’ by Balakian winner Michelle Dean, about ten women writers who shaped the NYC intellectual scene in the 20th century. In her...read »

Lawrence Wright, Michelle Dean, and Poetry by Members

by Taylor Anhalt | Apr-16-2018

Reviews Eileen Weiner reviewed Richard Powers’ ‘The Overstory’ for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Heller McAlpin reviewed Meg Wolitzer’s ‘The Female...read »

Video: Criticism and Social Justice

by David Varno | Apr-13-2018

Last month, the NBCC asked some of its most acclaimed member-critics what it means to be a critic alongside a world in flux. Panelists included Ruth...read »

Batters Up, Wolitzer, Frazier and More

by Elizabeth Taylor | Apr-10-2018

  Let’s play ball. It’s Opening Day. For his web journal Our Man in Boston, Robert Birnbaum reviews: A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle by Randy...read »

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