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

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Awards Information

Videos and Podcasts

Ben Fountain and Amy Tan at AWP with Jane Ciabattari

NBCC 2013 Finalists Reading

NBCC 2013 Awards Ceremony

NBCC Finalists Interviewed at The New School

Video: New Literary Journals

Video: The VIDA Count and Gender Bias in Book Reviewing

Podcast: What Is Criticism? NBCC Winners and Finalists at AWP

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From the Critical Mass blog

Roundup: Barbara Ehrenreich, Walter Kirn, David Grossman, the late Peter Matthiessen and more

Your reviews seed this roundup; please send items to NBCCCritics@gmail.com. ************************* In the San Francisco Chronicle, Joe Peschel

Roundup: Peter Matthiessen, Richard Blanco, Elizabeth Kolbert, Barbara Ehrenreich, and more

Your reviews seed this roundup; please send items to NBCCCritics@gmail.com. ************************* "Poetry is in the air." Jan Gardner delivers

Roundup: Lydia Davis, Lorrie Moore, Ayelet Waldman, Simon Schama, and more

Your reviews seed this roundup; please send items to NBCCCritics@gmail.com. ************************* "Comedian Ages With Humor — And Effort."

Katherine A. Powers’s Winning Balakian Reviews, Part IV: ‘American Pastimes’

This is the second of the exemplary reviews submitted by National Book Critics Circle member Katherine A. Powers, who was was awarded this year's Nona
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