Critical Notes

October, 2018

Maggie Nelson, Bernard Hooper, and Kathryn Harrison

by Taylor Anhalt | Oct-15-2018

Reviews & Interviews The latest in NBCC's Craft of Criticism series is Tara Cheesman's Q and A with Ilana Masad. NBCC Emerging Critic Natania Holtzman...read »

September, 2018

Kate Atkinson, John Kaag, and Barbara Kingsolver

by Taylor Anhalt | Sep-30-2018

Reviews NBCC VP/Online Jane Ciabattari's October BBC Culture column includes novels by Barbara Kingsolver, Cristina Rivera Garza, Claire Fuller, Alyson...read »

Truths, Proust and other good things

by Laurie Hertzel | Sep-24-2018

Reviews, interviews and profiles by our members This week's Craft of Criticism series interview is with NBCC biography award winner Ruth Franklin. This...read »

Ron Charles, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, and Tsitsi Dangarembga

by Taylor Anhalt | Sep-16-2018

Reviews & Interviews Fran Bigman interviews former NBCC board member Laura Miller in the latest addition to the NBCC  Craft of Criticism series. Ian P....read »

Gary Shteyngart, Football Books, and Stephen King

by Taylor Anhalt | Sep-10-2018

Coming up Friday, September 14, at Poets House: NBCC's official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event, Is the Poet the New Public Intellectual? moderated by...read »

Fall Books, Everyday People and Knausgaard

by Elizabeth Taylor | Sep-03-2018

NBCC VP/Online and past PresidentJane Ciabattari's September BBC Culture column features fiction by Gary Shtyngart, Deborah Eisenberg, Abby Geni and Lydia...read »

August, 2018

Seuss, Coulter, Kwon, and More…

by Victoria Chang | Aug-27-2018

This week, the NBCC launched its first-ever fundraising campaign and we're off to a great start!  Your donation will help us maintain and upgrade our...read »

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