December, 2018

Announcing the Finalists for the John Leonard Award for Best First Book

by Gregg Barrios | Dec-10-2018

Big news: the NBCC membership has spoken, and the 2018 John Leonard Prize finalists have been chosen.  Here’s this year’s superb list: FRIDAY BLACK by Nana...read »

Critical Notes: Tom Barbash, Idra Novey, & Anna Burns

by Jane Ciabattari | Dec-10-2018

Deadlines: Today is the deadline for NBCC members to submit their self nominations for the Balakian Award for Excellence in Reviewing, which comes with...read »

#NBCCLeonard: Jennie Hann on Karen Hildebrand’s “Crossing Pleasure Avenue”

by admin | Dec-06-2018

The John Leonard Prize, our annual award based on member nominations and chosen by a panel of member volunteers, is awarded for the best first book in any...read »

#NBCCLeonard: Jane Ciabattari on Ingrid Rojas Contreras’ “Fruit of the Drunken Tree”

by admin | Dec-05-2018

The John Leonard Prize, our annual award based on member nominations and chosen by a panel of member volunteers, is awarded for the best first book in any...read »

Critical Notes: Deadlines for Board Nominations, Balakian and Leonard Prizes, and More

by Mark Athitakis | Dec-03-2018

NBCC Deadlines The deadline for submitting your SurveyMonkey ballot for the John Leonard award for best first book is December 7. You should have received a...read »

November, 2018

#NBCCLeonard: Hamilton Cain on Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s “Friday Black”

by admin | Nov-30-2018

The John Leonard Prize, our annual award based on member nominations and chosen by a panel of member volunteers, is awarded for the best first book in any...read »

#NBCCLeonard: Rebecca Foster on Francisco Cantú‘s “The Line Becomes a River”

by admin | Nov-29-2018

The John Leonard Prize, our annual award based on member nominations and chosen by a panel of member volunteers, is awarded for the best first book in any...read »

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