November, 2018

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 »

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 »

A Call for New and Renewing NBCC Members: Nominate Yourself for the Balakian Award

by Katherine A. Powers | Oct-30-2018

The NBCC awards the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing each year to recognize outstanding work by a member of the NBCC. The citation »

Critical Notes:#NBCCLeonard Award, Links from Emerging Critics, & More

by | Oct-29-2018

NBCC member reviews & interviews Time to volunteer for the John Leonard Award committee and join the conversation on Twitter (#NBCCLeonard) and Facebook, »

NBCC Reads: Zack Graham on Machado De Assis’s ’ Epitaph of a Small Winner’

by Zack Graham | Oct-24-2018

                              What are your favorite works in translation? That's the question that launched this summer's NBCC Reads series, »

Calling NBCC Members: Join the John Leonard Award committee

by Gregg Barrios | Oct-23-2018

It's that time of year again: time to talk about the John Leonard Prize, our annual award based on member nominations and chosen by a panel of »

Libraries, surrealism, and Alex Trebek

by Laurie Hertzel | Oct-22-2018

  Reviews, interviews, profiles Rebekah Denn reviewed Susan Orlean's "The Library Book" for The Christian Science Monitor, and she reports that it »

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