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, National Book Critics Circle

John Leonard Prize: Kirstin Valdez Quade, “Night at the Fiestas” (W.W. Norton), presented by Jane Ciabattari

Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing: Carlos Lozada, presented by Gregg Barrios

Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award: Wendell Berry, presented by David Biespiel with introduction by Nick Offerman

Poetry: Ross Gay, “Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitude” (University of Pittsburgh Press), presented by Tess Taylor

Criticism: Maggie Nelson, “The Argonauts” (Graywolf), presented by Walton Muyumba

Autobiography: Margo Jefferson “Negroland” (Pantheon), presented by Joanna Scutts

Biography: Charlotte Gordon, “Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley” (Random House), presented by Elizabeth Taylor

Nonfiction: Sam Quinones, “Dreamland: The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic” (Bloomsbury), presented by Karen Long

Fiction: Paul Beatty, “The Sellout” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), presented by Carolyn Kellogg




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