Criticism

November, 2017

Coming up in Chicago: NBCC Critics Talk about Favorite Books of the Year

by Jane Ciabattari | Nov-17-2017

Join us at The Book Cellar--a great Chicago bookstore which also has a wine bar--for a special NBCC event for members and booklovers. NBCC Critics Talk...read »

November, 2014

Sneak Peak: David Biespiel’s ‘A Long High Whistle,’ Poetry Columns from the Portland Oregonian

by Admin | Nov-12-2014

In the decade from 2003-2013, poet, critic and NBCC board member David Biespiel published a brief, dazzling essay on poetry every month in the book review...read »

August, 2012

Gore Vidal, 1925-2012

by Mark Athitakis | Aug-02-2012

Essayist, novelist, screenwriter, and critic Gore Vidal died this week in Los Angeles. He was 86. Vidal won the NBCC award in criticism for his 1982 book,...read »

November, 2007

Must Read Friday: Wyatt Mason on John Updike’s Graffiti

by John Freeman | Nov-16-2007

WYATT MASON has been absorbing all the discussion about reviews and reviewing from the sidelines for some time now, and he steps up with some questions...read »

Friday Review: J.M. Coetzee’s “Inner Workings”

by admin | Nov-09-2007

IN HIS 1997 MEMOIR, "Boyhood,"South African-born Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee recalled the desperate passion with which he devoured books as a child. "He...read »

October, 2007

Friday Review: John Updike’s Due Considerations

by admin | Oct-26-2007

AMERICAN ARTS AND LETTERS have been blessed with few great generalist critics over the years, and fewer still have written novels. The most...read »

Paul Berman: Remembering Eliot Fremont-Smith

by admin | Oct-18-2007

Eliot Fremont-Smith, book critic and co-founder of the National Book Critics Circle (pictured here in 1972, two years before the NBCC was founded), book...read »

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