Critical Notes

September, 2015

Beyond Franzen and Ferrante: Valerie Martin, Per Petterson and Spider Web

by Elizabeth Taylor | Sep-07-2015

NBCC member Clea Simon reviews Sea Lovers, Valerie Martin’s new collection of short stories for the Boston Globe. NBCC member Carol Iaciofano reviews...read »

August, 2015

Fictional Florida, Voting Rights Act, Amitov Ghosh and Dragonfish

by Elizabeth Taylor | Aug-10-2015

Florida might be regarded as Hemingway country, but in the Tampa Bay Times,  NBCC board member Colette Bancroft comes up with a look at the more than 80...read »

July, 2015

Critical Notes: Go Set a Watchman, E.L. Doctorow, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and more

by Michele Filgate | Jul-27-2015

Your reviews seed this roundup; please send items, including new about your new publications and recent honors, to NBCCCritics@gmail.com. Make sure to send...read »

June, 2015

Critical Notes: W. B. Yeats, Kate Walbert, Heidi Julavits & More

by Elizabeth Taylor | Jun-22-2015

Yeats turns 150 and BBC.com asks: “The 20th Century’s Greatest Poet?” To consider that question, past NBCC President and current VP Jane Ciabattari talks...read »

Critical Mass: Kamel Daoud, Eleanor Marx, Joshua Cohen & “Second Thoughts”

by Elizabeth Taylor | Jun-15-2015

The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud inspired reviews by three NBCC members. For NPR.org, NBCC member Heller McAlpin writes: “Some ideas are so...read »

Critical Notes: Jami Attenberg, Saul Bellow, Vendela Vida, Mat Johnson & More

by Jane Ciabattari | Jun-08-2015

Your reviews seed this roundup; please send items, including new about your new publications and recent honors, to NBCCCritics@gmail.com. Make sure to send...read »

May, 2015

Critical Notes: Maggie Nelson, Elizabeth Alexander, Sarah Manguso, Sally Mann, and more

by Eric Liebetrau | May-11-2015

Your reviews seed this roundup; please send items, including new about your new publications and recent honors, to NBCCCritics@gmail.com. Make sure to send...read »

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