January, 2019

Critical Notes: 2019 Reading + the Five-Year Anniversary of #ReadWomen

by Jane Ciabattari | Jan-07-2019

NBCC News National Book Critics Circle board elections results announced today! Here are the eight candidates elected. Reviews & Interviews NBCC »

December, 2018

Critical Notes: Best of 2018, Milkman & Forrest Gander

by Admin | Dec-23-2018

NBCC Deadlines: NBCC Board Elections deadline is January 4, 2019. Here's the slate of candidates for eight open board seats. To vote, fill out »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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, »

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