July, 2019

Colson Whitehead’s stellar return and more books coverage

by Carolyn Kellogg | Jul-15-2019

At the Washington Post, Ron Charles reviews Colson Whitehead's new novel The Nickel Boys, writing that "it shreds our easy confidence in the triumph of...read »

Marie Ponsot remembered and a stack of new book reviews

by Carolyn Kellogg | Jul-08-2019

Poet Marie Ponsot, whose 1998 collection The Bird Catcher won the NBCC award in poetry, died Friday July 5 at age 98. NBCC Board member Tess Taylor...read »

Critical Notes: A quiet week, but lots to read

by Laurie Hertzel | Jul-01-2019

Alexis Burling reviewed three nonfiction books for the San Francisco Chronicle, in honor of Pride week: Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime...read »

June, 2019

Critical Notes: Aleksandar Hemon, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, and Plenty of Summer Reading

by Mark Athitakis | Jun-24-2019

New member Constance Grady of Vox has been busy, covering Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel City of Girls, Jim DeRogatis’ investigative book on R. Kelly, the...read »

New from NBCC critics: Elizabeth Gilbert, Nicole Dennis-Benn and lots more

by Carolyn Kellogg | Jun-18-2019

The latest interviews, reviews and more from our members. Kristen Evans talked to Elizabeth Gilbert about her new novel City of Girls for Buzzfeed. Terese...read »

Critical Notes: Member News, Summer Books, and a Word About the Sandrof

by admin | Jun-10-2019

We Still Need Your Help Selecting the Next Sandrof Award Winner Do you want the chance to help pick the next winner of the NBCC’s Ivan Sandrof Lifetime...read »

Reviews and more to kick off June from the National Book Critics Circle

by Carolyn Kellogg | Jun-03-2019

From the NBCC's Emerging Critics: Just in time for June’s Pride celebrations, Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers reviewed Bruce Cinnamon’s The Melting Queen and...read »

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