March, 2008

Guest Post: Balakian Award Winner Sam Anderson

by admin | Mar-08-2008

I became a book critic so I wouldn’t have to talk to anybody-especially not large crowds of intimidatingly literate people-so I’m mildly terrified »

NBCC Awards Ceremony: President’s Speech

by admin | Mar-07-2008

For those of you who couldn’t be at last night’s awards ceremony, here is John Freeman’s welcoming speech in his last evening as NBCC president: Thank »

NBCC Award Winners 2007

by admin | Mar-07-2008

NBCC member Photo credit: Miriam Berkley shot this group portrait of the winners of the NBCC 2007 awards. From left,Tim Jeal, NBCC award winner in »

2007 NBCC Winners Announced

by admin | Mar-07-2008

The blog will be a bit quiet for the next few days:  Today the NBCC board of directors holds its first meeting of the 2008 season to welcome new »

Liveblog: National Book Critics Circle Award

by admin | Mar-06-2008

5:56 p.m.: Up here in the A.V. booth with Lev Grossman manning the slideshow, we’re gearing up to start the ceremony. I’ll be liveblogging the winners »

The Critical Library: Daniel Mendelsohn

by admin | Mar-06-2008

Each week, the NBCC will post a list of five books a critic believes reviewers should have in their libraries. We recently heard from two-time NBCC »

NBCC Awards Finalist in Criticism: Joan Acocella’s “Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints”

by admin | Mar-05-2008

This is the thirtieth and last in a series of blog posts by NBCC board members covering the finalists for the NBCC awards. The awards will be announced »

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