2017 Awards

February, 2018

30 Books in 30 Days: Daisy Fried on James Longenbach’s ‘Earthling’

by Daisy Fried | Feb-22-2018

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

30 Books in 30 Days: Mary Ann Gwinn on Kenneth Whyte’s ‘Herbert Hoover’

by Mary Ann Gwinn | Feb-21-2018

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

30 Books in 30 Days: Anjali Enjeti on Thi Bui’s ‘The Best We Could Do’

by Anjali Enjeti | Feb-19-2018

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

January, 2018

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 »

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 2017 AWARDS

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 »

Reminder: NBCC John Leonard Award Voting ends January 17, 2018

by Jane Ciabattari | Jan-01-2018

The volunteer committee for the NBCC John Leonard award for best first book in any genre is reading and voting now for the winner. The deadline for votes is...read »

November, 2017

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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