September, 2015

Critical Notes: C.K. Williams, Chinelo Okparanta, Joyce Carol Oates, Ron Rash, and more

by Michele Filgate | Sep-28-2015

C.K. Williams, winner of a National Book Critics Circle prize for Flesh and Blood, as well as a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for other »

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 »

August, 2015

Roundup: Ta-Nehisi Coates, WikiLeaks, Ivan Doig, Lucia Berlin, and More

by Mark Athitakis | Aug-24-2015

Anjali Enjeti reviews Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Anne Payne reviews Neal Stephenson’s novel Seveneves, »

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 »

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 Make sure to »

Roundup: Rachel Cusk, Jon Krakauer, Lidia Yuknavitch, and more

by Mark Athitakis | Jul-13-2015

Check out photos from the NBCC/Zyzzyva event celebrating Bay Area literary institutions and Maxine Hong Kingston. Balakian Citation recipient »

June, 2015

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

by Elizabeth Taylor | Jun-22-2015

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

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