Critical Notes

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 »

Donald Trump, Omarosa, and a whole lot more

by Laurie Hertzel | Aug-20-2018

  But first, some important and very good news: We’ve got some exciting news. The link to our Google spreadsheet with more than 60 book review...read »

Tsitsi Dangarembga, Arjun Singh Sethi, Philippe Costamagna, and more

by Victoria Chang | Aug-13-2018

Jenny Bhatt reviewed Stephanie Rosenbloom's "Alone Time" for Popmatters. Jane Ciabattari recommended ten books to read in August for BBC Culture. John...read »

Library Lions, Laura van den Berg, and R. O. Kwon

by Taylor Anhalt | Aug-06-2018

This week's Craft of Criticism interview is with NBCC VP/Awards Yahdon Israel. Reviews Ron Slate reviewed Rebecca Makkai’s novel “The Great Believers” for...read »

July, 2018

New Novels by R.O. Kwon, Donal Ryan and more!

by Daisy Fried | Jul-30-2018

NBCC President Kate Tuttle talks to Alexander Chee about his new book, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, and about researching his own life, for The...read »

Lauren Elkin, Lauren Groff, Books That Unsettle Boundaries, and Women in the Rare Book Trade

by Taylor Anhalt | Jul-23-2018

NBCC members Tara Cheesman and Fran Bigman launch a new Q&A series, The Craft of Criticism, in which they ask book critics and review editors for their...read »

Full summer, and we are thinking about Laura

by Laurie Hertzel | Jul-16-2018

  For Vice President/Online Jane Ciabattari's Lit Hub column, Francine Prose offers five classics to read and re-read (think Middlemarch,...read »

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