March, 2016

Video: NBCC 2015 Finalists Reading

by admin | Mar-21-2016

Video by Kevin Kino In order of appearance: John Leonard Prize Kirstin Valdez Quade, Night at the Fiestas (W.W. Norton & Company) Poetry Ross Gay, »

Video: NBCC 2015 Awards Ceremony

by David Varno | Mar-19-2016

Video by Kevin Kino In Order of Appearance Welcome: Luis Jaramillo, Director, The New School Writing Program Opening Remarks: Tom Beer, President, »

Sandrof Winner Wendell Berry

by Wendell Berry | Mar-18-2016

From the Periphery to the Center When I learned that this award for my life’s work as a writer, so far, would require a little more writing, I began »

National Book Critics Circle Announces Award Winners for Publishing Year 2015

by admin | Mar-17-2016

New York, NY (March 17, 2016)—Tonight, at the New School in New York, the National Book Critics Circle announced the recipients of its book awards »

30 Books: Karen Long on Paul Beatty’s “The Sellout”

by Karen R. Long | Mar-17-2016

In the days leading up to the March 17 announcement of the 2015 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today, in the 30th review, »

Balakian #3: She took a year off from her marriage to sleep with strangers. What could go wrong?

by Carlos Lozada | Mar-17-2016

This year's Nona Balakian award for Excellence in Reviewing went to Carlos Lozada for his submission of three reviews from The Washington Post. "She took »

NBCC Poetry Finalists in Conversation with New School MFA Students

by admin | Mar-16-2016

Thanks to the cooperation of the NBCC and Creative Writing at The New School, as well as the tireless efforts of their students and faculty, we are able »

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