Critical Notes

March, 2017

Critical Notes: Russia! Russia! Russia! and more

by Laurie Hertzel | Mar-06-2017

Board member and vice president/online Jane Ciabattari writes about 10 books to read in March for her global books column for BBC.com. Board member Laurie...read »

February, 2017

Memoirists, diarists, and, of course, George Saunders

by Laurie Hertzel | Feb-06-2017

In her global books column for BBC.com, NBCC Vice President/Online Jane Ciabattari recommends George Saunders' first novel (and Ethel Rohan's), plus a...read »

January, 2017

Critical Notes: Post-Inaugural: Politics, Poetry and Auster

by Elizabeth Taylor | Jan-30-2017

The national political scene dominates the headlines. Minneapolis Star Tribune books editor and NBCC board member Laurie Hertzel writes a column for the...read »

December, 2016

Critical Notes: Awards and honors! Reviews galore! A little rock and roll. And Rudolph!

by Laurie Hertzel | Dec-26-2016

During this darkest time of the year, we celebrate the light cast by wise reviews of good books. But first, some good news: Hearty congratulations to NBCC...read »

Critical Notes: Michael Lewis, Armando Lucas Correa, Michael Tisserand, and more

by Carmela Ciuraru | Dec-12-2016

Your reviews seed this roundup. Please send items, including news about recent publications and honors, to NBCCCritics@gmail.com. (Current members only.)...read »

Critical Notes: Michael Chabon, Kathleen Collins, and A New National Anthem by Ada Limón

by Michele Filgate | Dec-06-2016

Your reviews seed this roundup. Please send items, including news about recent publications and honors, to NBCCCritics@gmail.com. (Current members only.)...read »

November, 2016

Critical Notes: Moonglow, Black Elk and More Swing Time

by Elizabeth Taylor | Nov-27-2016

Reception for Michel Chabon’s Moonglow have been glowing. Heller McAlpin reviews the novel for NPR.  She also reviews Zadie Smith’s Swing Time for the San...read »

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