December, 2017

Announcing the finalists for the #NBCCLeonard award

by Daniel Akst | Dec-07-2017

Big news: the NBCC membership has spoken, and the 2017 John Leonard Prize finalists have been chosen. Here’s this year’s superb list:   What It Means When a...read »

Sam Shepard’s Swan Song, and more: Critical Notes for the week of December 4

by Daisy Fried | Dec-04-2017

​​ photo by Chad Batka/NYT NBCC Balakian winning critic Parul Sehgal is interviewed by Durga Chew-Bose in SSENSE.  NBCC VP and Online Chair Jane...read »

Reminder: Time to Run for the NBCC Board

by Jane Ciabattari | Dec-01-2017

RUN FOR THE NBCC BOARD! The NBCC is holding elections to fill 8 open seats on the board, for the term beginning March 2018. Board members serve three-year...read »

November, 2017

Coming up: Diana Trilling at the National Arts Club

by Jane Ciabattari | Nov-30-2017

National Book Critics Circle members are invited to this upcoming event on the life of Diana Trilling. Tuesday, December 19   8:00pm    Biographer Natalie...read »

Critical Notes:Joan Silber, Kevin Young, Joan Didion, Hanif Abdurraqu & More

by Jane Ciabattari | Nov-27-2017

Reminder: NBCC Balakian award submissions from members are due December 17. The award for excellence in book criticism includes a $1,000 cash prize funded...read »

Leonard Prize Reviews:  ‘The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead’ by Chanelle Benz

by Laura Spence-Ash | Nov-22-2017

In November, National Book Critics Circle members will begin nominating and voting for the John Leonard award for the first book in any genre that has been...read »

Leonard Prize Reviews: ‘The Extra Woman’ by Joanna Scutts

by Jane Ciabattari | Nov-20-2017

In November, National Book Critics Circle members will begin nominating and voting for the John Leonard award for the first book in any genre that has been...read »

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