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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

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From the Critical Mass blog

30 Books in 30 Days: Colette Bancroft on Hector Tobar’s ‘Deep Down Dark’

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: Michael Miller on ‘The Zhivago Affair’’

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: Tom McCarthy, Elif Shafak, Richard Price, Alan Cheuse, Kim Gordon, 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: Walton Muyumba on David Brion Davis’ ‘The Problem of Slavery’

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