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

All videos and podcasts.


From the Critical Mass blog

Sneak Peak: Linda Simon’s The Greatest Shows on Earth

Long-time NBCC member Linda Simon's "The Greatest Shows on Earth" is just out from the University of Chicago Press. Here's a sneak peak. From the

Roundup: Kathryn Harrison, Alice Munro, Richard Ford, Gregory Maguire, and more

Your reviews seed this roundup; please send items to [email protected] Make sure to send links that do not require a subscription or username and

NBCC Board of Director Elections: Deadline December 8

We are now accepting nominations for the eight open seats on the board of directors. Directors serve 3-year terms and participate throughout the year

Time to Talk About Nominations for the #NBCCLeonard award for Best First Book

Last year, the NBCC introduced the new John Leonard Prize for a first book in any genre, named for a founding NBCC member and Sandrof awardee for
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