Critical Notes

July, 2017

Critical Notes: Big Changes at the New York Times, and Other Book Reviewing News

by Daisy Fried | Jul-31-2017

​Big news in the book world: New York Times long-time chief book reviewer Michiko Kakatuni has stepped down. Parul Sehgal, ​2010 NBCC Nona Balakian Citation...read »

Wrap up July with books from Edwidge Danticat, Elena Ferrante, and more

by Anjali Enjeti | Jul-24-2017

NBCC board member Tom Beer summarizes this week's new books for Newsday. NBCC board member Mary Ann Gwinn reviewed Richard Laurie's "Putin: His Downfall...read »

Books for runners, books for readers, books for summer

by Laurie Hertzel | Jul-17-2017

NBCC vice president/ online Jane Ciabattari's Lit Hub column features It Girl Eve Babitz's first novel, redux; 2000 literary It Guy Matthew Klam's first...read »

Summer heats up with hot new memoirs from Sherman Alexie, David Sedaris, and more

by Anjali Enjeti | Jul-10-2017

  NBCC President Kate Tuttle interviewed Ben Mezrich, the author of “Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic Extinct...read »

June, 2017

Critical Notes: Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Sherman Alexie, and more

by Michele Filgate | Jun-26-2017

NBCC president Kate Tuttle reviews Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich’s “The Fact of a Body” for the Los Angeles Times. Former NBCC board member Eric Liebetrau and...read »

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 »

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