November, 2018

#NBCCLeonard: Joan Frank on Lydia Kiesling’s “The Golden State”

by admin | Nov-16-2018

The John Leonard Prize, our annual award based on member nominations and chosen by a panel of member volunteers, is awarded for the best first book in any...read »

#NBCCLeonard: Laurie Hertzel on Tara Westover’s “Educated”

by Laurie Hertzel | Nov-15-2018

The John Leonard Prize, our annual award based on member nominations and chosen by a panel of member volunteers, is awarded for the best first book in any...read »

#NBCCLeonard: Hamilton Cain on Tommy Orange’s “There There”

by admin | Nov-14-2018

The John Leonard Prize, our annual award based on member nominations and chosen by a panel of member volunteers, is awarded for the best first book in any...read »

Critical Notes: Octavio Solis, Zachary Leader, Abby Geni & Mary Gabriel’s ‘Ninth Street Women’

by Taylor Anhalt | Nov-12-2018

Reminder: It’s time to volunteer for the John Leonard Award committee! Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #NBCCLeonard, and visit our...read »

NBCC Reads: Rachael Nevins on Yannis Ritsos’ ‘Diaries of Exile’

by Rachael Nevins | Nov-07-2018

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 »

Critical Notes: #NBCCLeonard Award, Member Reviews, and More

by Mark Athitakis | Nov-04-2018

Reminder: It’s time to volunteer for the John Leonard Award committee! Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #NBCCLeonard, and visit our Facebook...read »

October, 2018

NBCC Reads: Soniah Kamal on ‘Angaaray’

by Soniah Kamal | Oct-31-2018

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 »

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