September, 2018

NBCC Reads: Martha Anne Toll on Noémi Lefebvre’s ‘Blue Self Portrait’

by Martha Anne Toll | Sep-26-2018

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

Truths, Proust and other good things

by Laurie Hertzel | Sep-24-2018

Reviews, interviews and profiles by our members This week's Craft of Criticism series interview is with NBCC biography award winner Ruth Franklin. This...read »

The Craft of Criticism: An Interview with Ruth Franklin

by Fran Bigman | Sep-21-2018

In this Q&A series, The Craft of Criticism, NBCC members Tara Cheesman and Fran Bigman ask book critics and review editors for their thoughts about...read »

NBCC Reads: Rebecca Foster on Carsten Jensen’s ‘We, the Drowned’

by Rebecca Foster | Sep-19-2018

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

Ron Charles, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, and Tsitsi Dangarembga

by Taylor Anhalt | Sep-16-2018

Reviews & Interviews Fran Bigman interviews former NBCC board member Laura Miller in the latest addition to the NBCC  Craft of Criticism series. Ian P....read »

The Craft of Criticism: An Interview with Laura Miller

by Fran Bigman | Sep-14-2018

In this Q&A series, The Craft of Criticism, NBCC members Tara Cheesman and Fran Bigman ask book critics and review editors for their thoughts about...read »

Gary Shteyngart, Football Books, and Stephen King

by Taylor Anhalt | Sep-10-2018

Coming up Friday, September 14, at Poets House: NBCC's official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event, Is the Poet the New Public Intellectual? moderated by...read »

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