Critical Notes

December, 2018

Critical Notes: Tom Barbash, Idra Novey, & Anna Burns

by Jane Ciabattari | Dec-10-2018

Deadlines: Today is the deadline for NBCC members to submit their self nominations for the Balakian Award for Excellence in Reviewing, which comes with...read »

Critical Notes: Deadlines for Board Nominations, Balakian and Leonard Prizes, and More

by Mark Athitakis | Dec-03-2018

NBCC Deadlines The deadline for submitting your SurveyMonkey ballot for the John Leonard award for best first book is December 7. You should have received a...read »

November, 2018

Critical Notes: Michelle Obama, Diane Seuss, and Tara Westover

by Taylor Anhalt | Nov-26-2018

NBCC Deadlines The deadline for signing up for the #NBCCLeonard commitee is Tuesday, November 27 5 pm EST.   The first nine blog posts in the #NBCCLeonard...read »

Critical Notes: Barack Obama, Lucia Berlin, and books for giving

by Laurie Hertzel | Nov-19-2018

Reminder: It’s time to volunteer for the John Leonard Award committee! Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #NBCCLeonard, and visit our...read »

Critical Notes: Octavio Solis, Zachary Leader, Abby Geni & Mary Gabriel’s ‘Ninth Street Women’

by Taylor Anhalt | Nov-12-2018

Reminder: It’s time to volunteer for the John Leonard Award committee! Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #NBCCLeonard, and visit our...read »

Critical Notes: #NBCCLeonard Award, Member Reviews, and More

by Mark Athitakis | Nov-04-2018

Reminder: It’s time to volunteer for the John Leonard Award committee! Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #NBCCLeonard, and visit our Facebook...read »

October, 2018

Critical Notes:#NBCCLeonard Award, Links from Emerging Critics, & More

by | Oct-29-2018

NBCC member reviews & interviews Time to volunteer for the John Leonard Award committee and join the conversation on Twitter (#NBCCLeonard) and Facebook,...read »

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