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NBCC 2013 Finalists Reading

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NBCC Finalists Interviewed at The New School

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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

30 Books in 30 Days: Eric Liebetrau on Roz Chast’s ‘Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant’

In the weeks leading up to the March 12 announcement of the 2014 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today, NBCC board

30 Books in 30 Days: Colette Bancroft on Lily King’s ‘Euphoria’

In the weeks leading up to the March 12 announcement of the 2014 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today, NBCC board

Roundup: Ander Monson, Kelly Link, Neil Gaiman, Lynda Barry, and more

Your reviews seed this roundup; please send items, including new about your new publications and recent honors, to NBCCCritics@gmail.com. Make sure to

30 Books in 30 Days: Tess Taylor and Walton Muyumba on Claudia Rankine’s ‘Citizen’

In the weeks leading up to the March 12 announcement of the 2014 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today, NBCC board