Critical Notes

October, 2017

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein returns to round out October’s reviews

by Anjali Enjeti | Oct-30-2017

                                    Reviews and other news: NBCC board member Yahdon Israel was interviewed in the New York Times.  NBCC...read »

Great Reads for a Harvest Moon from Jeffrey Eugenides, Jennifer Egan, Salman Rushdie & more

by Anjali Enjeti | Oct-09-2017

                      Reviews and other news: The Nobel Prize in Literature goes to Kazuo Ishiguro, whose 2005 novel Never Let Me Go" was an...read »

Critical Notes: October Launches, Jennifer Egan, Jonathan Eig, Sally Rooney & More

by Jane Ciabattari | Oct-02-2017

Member reviews and interviews: Jennifer Egan, who earned the NBCC Fiction Award for her novel A Visit from the Goon Squad,  has a new novel out this month....read »

September, 2017

Frogs, secrets and tons of reviews

by Laurie Hertzel | Sep-25-2017

  Welcome to autumn, high season of publishing, as well as the heady season of book awards. Hang on! It's going to be busy straight through to New Year's....read »

Critical Notes Post-Summer Catch-up: Deborah Campbell, Nicole Krauss, Celeste Ng & John Ashbery RIP

by Jane Ciabattari | Sep-18-2017

Labor Day is behind us, September thrums with hurricanes and tempests, the National Book Festival and Brooklyn Book Festival drum up excitement for reading....read »

August, 2017

Studs Terkel lives—or his portrait does, anyway. And other good stuff.

by Laurie Hertzel | Aug-21-2017

Reviews and columns from our members: Studs Terkel won the NBCC's Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement award in 2004, and fitting for the Pulitzer Prize...read »

Midsummer nights’ reads from reviewers across the globe

by Anjali Enjeti | Aug-14-2017

NBCC board president Kate Tuttle spoke with Simone John about her debut poetry collection, "Testify" for the Boston Globe. NBCC board member Tom Beer wrote...read »

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