April, 2018

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 »

NBCC Awards: Carina Chocano, Criticism Winner for ‘You Play the Girl’

by Walton Muyumba | Apr-04-2018

Carlin Romano, criticism committee chair, presented the award to Carina Chocano for You Play the Girl, with this citation by Walton Muyumba.   You Play the...read »

Meg Wolitzer, Leslie Jamison, and Patricia Smith—and good news from NBCC members

by Laurie Hertzel | Apr-03-2018

Reviews and profiles from our membership NBCC board member and VP Membership Anjali Enjeti wrote about the need to diversity and decolonize school reading...read »

March, 2018

NBCC Awards: Frances FitzGerald, Nonfiction Winner for ‘The Evangelicals’

by Elizabeth Taylor | Mar-31-2018

Nonfiction committee chair Mary Ann Gwinn presented the award to Frances FitzGerald for The Evangelicals.   How Donald Trump, a three-times-married...read »

NBCC Awards: Caroline Fraser, Biography Winner for ‘Prairie Fires’

by Elizabeth Taylor | Mar-30-2018

NBCC biography committee chair Elizabeth Taylor, presented this citation to Caroline Fraser, author of Prairie Fires.   In her extraordinary Prairie...read »

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