Become a Friend of the NBCC



Upcoming Events

NBCC Finalists’ Reading: March 15th, 2017

NBCC Awards Ceremony and Reception: March 16th, 2017


Awards Information

Videos and Podcasts

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

All videos and podcasts.




SIGN UP FOR CRITICAL NOTES

From the Critical Mass blog

NBCC Board Elections Coming Up: Deadine December 19 for Board Statements

It's time once again to elect new members to the Board. Board members serve a three-year term, beginning the day after the awards presentation in

Announcing the #NBCCLeonard Award Finalists

We’re happy to report that the NBCC membership has spoken, and the 2016 John Leonard Prize finalists have been chosen. Here’s this year’s terrific

Critical Notes: Moonglow, Black Elk and More Swing Time

Reception for Michel Chabon’s Moonglow have been glowing. Heller McAlpin reviews the novel for NPR.  She also reviews Zadie Smith’s Swing Time for the

Critical Notes: Swing Time, Secondhand Time, and Interesting Times

The old (purportedly) Chinese curse has come true. We live in interesting times.  For the moment, those times are still producing lots of interesting