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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Critical Notes: The Legacy of Women Critics, Racism in Florida, and the LA Festival of Books

Jenny Bhatt reviewed ‘Sharp’ by Balakian winner Michelle Dean, about ten women writers who shaped the NYC intellectual scene in the 20th century. In

Lawrence Wright, Michelle Dean, and Poetry by Members

Reviews Eileen Weiner reviewed Richard Powers’ ‘The Overstory’ for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Heller McAlpin reviewed Meg Wolitzer’s ‘The Female

Video: Criticism and Social Justice

Last month, the NBCC asked some of its most acclaimed member-critics what it means to be a critic alongside a world in flux. Panelists included Ruth

Batters Up, Wolitzer, Frazier and More

  Let’s play ball. It’s Opening Day. For his web journal Our Man in Boston, Robert Birnbaum reviews: A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey