Roundups

July, 2018

New Novels by R.O. Kwon, Donal Ryan and more!

by Daisy Fried | Jul-30-2018

NBCC President Kate Tuttle talks to Alexander Chee about his new book, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, and about researching his own life, for The...read »

Lauren Elkin, Lauren Groff, Books That Unsettle Boundaries, and Women in the Rare Book Trade

by Taylor Anhalt | Jul-23-2018

NBCC members Tara Cheesman and Fran Bigman launch a new Q&A series, The Craft of Criticism, in which they ask book critics and review editors for their...read »

Full summer, and we are thinking about Laura

by Laurie Hertzel | Jul-16-2018

  For Vice President/Online Jane Ciabattari's Lit Hub column, Francine Prose offers five classics to read and re-read (think Middlemarch,...read »

Donald Hall, Jim Crace and Rebecca Makkai

by Elizabeth Taylor | Jul-02-2018

Donald Hall, whose collection “The One Day” won the NBCC Poetry award in 1988, and was a past Poet Laurate, died at his home in New Hampshire. His passing...read »

June, 2018

Summer books, Father’s Day and interviews galore

by Laurie Hertzel | Jun-18-2018

It's high summer, a time to slow down; a time for beach reading and sailing and fishing and napping and vacation, but book critics never rest. We have a ton...read »

New Fiction by Lauren Groff, Bill Clinton and James Patterson and more

by Daisy Fried | Jun-04-2018

  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, NBCC award fiction award winner (for Americanah) and fiction finalist (for Half of a Yellow Sun) is profiled in The New...read »

May, 2018

Critical Notes: NBCC members review Rachel Kushner, Michael Ondaatje and More

by Daisy Fried | May-14-2018

Rayyan Al-Shawa reviewed Audrey Schulman's Theory of Bastards in The Globe and Mail. Here’s board member Kerri Arsenault on an early lesson in labor and...read »

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