30 Books in 30 Days Archive

Each year, Critical Mass highlights on a daily basis the thirty books selected as finalists for our annual awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Criticism, Biography, and Autobiography.  

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2006 - 2009 (PDF Archive)

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2010

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2011

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2012

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2013

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2014

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2015

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2016

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NBCC 2017 Awards Ceremony

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