2008 Awards

March, 2009

2008 NBCC Awards Ceremony: Ariel Sabar and Patrick French

by Eric Banks | Mar-17-2009

On Thursday Ariel Sabar received the 2008 NBCC award in autobiography for his My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq, while...read »

2008 NBCC Awards Ceremony: Seth Lerer, Children’s Literature

by Eric Banks | Mar-17-2009

Stanford professor Seth Lerer received the 2008 award in criticism for Children’s Literature: A Reader’s History from Aesop to Harry Potter. Here, Lerer...read »

2008 NBCC Awards Ceremony: Ron Charles Receives the Balakian Award

by Eric Banks | Mar-16-2009

On Thursday Washington Post senior editor Ron Charles received the 2008 Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing. Here’s what he had to say when he...read »

2008 NBCC Awards Ceremony: Poetry (Juan Felipe Herrera and August Kleinzahler)

by Eric Banks | Mar-15-2009

In an unprecedented event, the 2008 NBCC award in poetry was shared between Juan Felipe Herrera (Half the World in Light: New and Selected Poems) and August...read »

2008 NBCC Awards Ceremony: Dexter Filkins, The Forever War

by Eric Banks | Mar-15-2009

New York Times correspondent Dexter Filkins’s The Forever War won the 2008 award in nonfiction on Thursday. Here, nonfiction committee chair Art Winslow...read »

2008 NBCC Awards Ceremony: Roberto Bolaño, 2666

by Eric Banks | Mar-15-2009

Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 received the 2008 NBCC award in fiction on Thursday evening—here’s Marcela Valdes on behalf of the committee on fiction presenting the...read »

Roundup: 2008 NBCC Awards Ceremony Coverage

by Eric Banks | Mar-14-2009

A few reactions to and coverage of the 2008 NBCC Awards Ceremony: At GalleyCat, an interview with poetry co-winner Juan Felipe Herrera (Half the World in...read »

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