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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Awards Information

Videos and Podcasts

NBCC 2016 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2015 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2015 Finalists Reading

NBCC 2014 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2013 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2013 Finalists Reading

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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Critical Notes: Book launches, reviews and profiles

Louise Erdrich reads from "Future Home of the Living God" in Minneapolis on pub day. Reviews and profiles For the Seattle Times, board member Mary

Reminder: Balakian Award Submissions Due December 17

The NBCC awards the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing each year to recognize outstanding work by a member of the NBCC. Since 2012,

Coming up in Chicago: NBCC Critics Talk about Favorite Books of the Year

Join us at The Book Cellar--a great Chicago bookstore which also has a wine bar--for a special NBCC event for members and booklovers. NBCC Critics

Leonard Prize Reviews: ‘My Absolute Darling’ by Gabriel Tallent

In November, National Book Critics Circle members will begin nominating and voting for the John Leonard award for the first book in any genre that has