Critical Notes

April, 2018

Critical Notes: The Legacy of Women Critics, Racism in Florida, and the LA Festival of Books

by David Varno | Apr-23-2018

Jenny Bhatt reviewed ‘Sharp’ by Balakian winner Michelle Dean, about ten women writers who shaped the NYC intellectual scene in the 20th century. In »

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 »

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 »

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 »

March, 2018

Critical Notes: Sarvas, Hollinghurst, and Agatha Christie Reconsidered

by Taylor Anhalt | Mar-26-2018

More about the NBCC awards: The NBCC awards ceremony video is posted on our blog. Make sure to watch the wonderful speeches from the winners. NBCC »

Critical Notes: The National Book Critics Circle Awards 2018 Edition

by Jane Ciabattari | Mar-20-2018

This year's National Book Critics Circle awards Thursday night came after a five-hour board meeting at which the winners were chosen (see board, above, in »

Cows, dogs, royals and a sad loss in poetry

by Laurie Hertzel | Mar-12-2018

  ***  The NBCC awards finalists will read on Wednesday, March 14, at 6:30 pm at The New School, 66 West 12th Street, New York City, and the »

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