Critical Notes

June, 2017

Summer solstice ushers in reviews of highly anticipated books by Arundhati Roy and Roxane Gay

by Anjali Enjeti | Jun-19-2017

Reviews and interviews: This week on Lit Hub, Jane Ciabattari, NBCC VP/Online, focused on the new Arundhati Roy and Catherine Lacey novels, an anthology...read »

May, 2017

May showers readers with audio books by Alec Baldwin and Sarah Dunant, book to film deals, and more

by Anjali Enjeti | May-15-2017

May Day! May Day! These releases will save you from bad reality television and boredom. NBCC board member and Balakian winner Katherine A. Powers preferred...read »

Galloping into Summer Reading with Russo, Ford and More

by Elizabeth Taylor | May-09-2017

The Kentucky Derby has been run, the Preakness Stakes is coming up and the stampede of summer books begins. For the Portland Press Herald, Michael Berry...read »

April, 2017

The great Margaret Atwood, Vladimir Lenin, and other venerables

by Laurie Hertzel | Apr-24-2017

A glorious spring day. The magnolias are blooming (they smell like bubblegum!), the forsythia is glowing golden and my tulips have not yet been eaten by...read »

Murdered Indians, Margaret Atwood, and Dani Shapiro times two

by Laurie Hertzel | Apr-17-2017

  NBCC President Kate Tuttle interviews Jane Mayer, author of "Dark Money,"  for the Los Angeles Times. NBCC  VP/Online Jane Ciabattari's weekly Lit Hub...read »

A comic book Zora Neale Hurston and the truth about Jim Jones: Members’ reviews

by Laurie Hertzel | Apr-10-2017

  Do the National Book Critics Circle awards predict the Pulitzers? The NBCC gave fiction awards to Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Marilynne Robinson, Edward...read »

March, 2017

Critical Notes: Super-Sized NBCC Awards and Catch-up Edition

by Jane Ciabattari | Mar-29-2017

Here is the news rundown on the National Book Critics Circle awards: Critical Mass. Video of awards ceremony. Associated Press. New York...read »

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