Critical Notes

April, 2019

The Latest From Our Critics: Ian McEwan, Zelda Fitzgerald and Good News for Bookstores

by Carolyn Kellogg | Apr-22-2019

NBCC members: Send us your stuff! Your work can be highlighted in this roundup; please send links to new reviews, features and other literary pieces, or...read »

Critical Notes: The Sandrof Award, Susan Choi, Miram Toews, and More

by admin | Apr-15-2019

We Need Your Help Selecting the Next Sandrof Award Honoree Each year, the NBCC board selects a person or institution to win the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime...read »

Critical Notes: Ingmar Bergman’s Novels; Édouard Louis’ ‘Who Killed My Father’

by David Varno | Apr-07-2019

First, Some News About a New Way to Support the NBCC's Mission: The National Book Critics Circle is thrilled to announce the creation of a new partnership...read »

Critical Notes: Emerging Critics Deadline, Laila Lalami, Cesar Aira, and More

by Mark Athitakis | Apr-01-2019

Last call! If you're interested in becoming a member of the next class of NBCC Alan Cheuse Emerging Critics, please submit your application by April 3....read »

March, 2019

Carolyn Burke, biographies, and books about experiencing cancer

by Taylor Anhalt | Mar-11-2019

Reviews Q: When is a detective story more than a detective story? A: When it’s an allegory for the state of the nation. Joe Peschel reviewed Jonathan...read »

Toni Morrison, Katharine Smyth, and Helen Oyeyemi

by Taylor Anhalt | Mar-04-2019

Reviews: Julia M. Klein reviewed Pamela S. Nadell's "America's Jewish Women" for the Forward. Pam Munter reviewed “Wit’s End: What Wit Is, How It Works,...read »

February, 2019

Critical Notes: Esmé Weijun Wang, Valeria Luiselli, Elizabeth McCracken, and more…

by Victoria Chang | Feb-18-2019

NBCC News SAVE THE DATE: This year's annual National Book Critics Circle membership meeting will be on Thursday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at The New...read »

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