February, 2018

30 Books in 30 Days: Marion Winik on Xiaolu Guo’s ‘Nine Continents’

by Marion Winik | Feb-05-2018

In the 30 Books in 30 Days series leading up to the March 15, 2018 announcement of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle award winners, NBCC board members...read »

NBCC at AWP18 Featured Reading: Jeffrey Eudenides, Lorrie Moore & Dana Spiotta

by Jane Ciabattari | Feb-04-2018

NBCC at AWP18: Friday, March 9, 2018 Ballroom C, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor National Book Critics Circle Presents: Jeffrey Eugenides, Lorrie...read »

January, 2018

“Winter” is upon us; the literary world loses a giant

by Anjali Enjeti | Jan-29-2018

***  The NBCC awards finalists will read on Wednesday, March 14, at 6 pm at The New School, 66 West 12th Street, New York City, and the awards ceremony will...read »

Critical Notes: #NBCCAwards Season Begins

by Jane Ciabattari | Jan-23-2018

Here's a toast to the NBCC Sandrof award winner John McPhee, Balakian winner Charles Finch, and John Leonard award winner Carmen Maria Machado, and all the...read »


by admin | Jan-21-2018

Contact: Beth Parker, Beth Parker PR, Beth@bethparkerpr.com, 914-629-9205 Kate Tuttle, NBCC President, kate.tuttle@gmail.com   NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS...read »

Death cleaning, literary secrets, and an artist of the year

by Laurie Hertzel | Jan-16-2018

Reviews and profiles NBCC VP/Online Jane Ciabattari joins NBCC president Kate Tuttle, NBCC board members Laurie Hertzel and Kerri Arsenault, and former...read »

SAVE THE DATE: NBCC Awards Season! Finalists Reading, Awards Ceremony, After-party

by Jane Ciabattari | Jan-11-2018

Remember last year's awards ceremony, when we honored eight masterful writers? (Above, in John Midgley's photo.) It's awards season again. Time to celebrate...read »

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