2017 Awards

March, 2018

NBCC Awards: John McPhee Accepts the Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement

by John McPhee | Mar-23-2018

John McPhee is a journalist, essayist, author, and longtime journalism professor at Princeton University. He is the author of more than 30 books, beginning...read »

NBCC Awards: Charles Finch, Balakian Award for Excellence in Reviewing

by Charles Finch | Mar-22-2018

The recipient of the 2017 Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing, given to an NBCC member for exceptional critical work, was Charles Finch. The...read »

NBCC Awards: Carmen Maria Machado, John Leonard Award Winner

by Carmen Maria Machado | Mar-21-2018

Carmen Maria Machado’s fiction collection Her Body and Other Parties (Graywolf) was the recipient of the John Leonard Prize, recognizing an outstanding first...read »

Critical Notes: The National Book Critics Circle Awards 2018 Edition

by Jane Ciabattari | Mar-20-2018

This year's National Book Critics Circle awards Thursday night came after a five-hour board meeting at which the winners were chosen (see board, above, in a...read »

Video: Finalists Reading for Award Year 2017

by David Varno | Mar-19-2018

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the night before the awards ceremony, many of the finalists read from their work at the New School  Here is the complete video....read »

National Book Critics Circle Announces Winners for 2017 Awards

by Kate Tuttle | Mar-15-2018

                              Contact: Beth Parker, Beth Parker PR, Beth@bethparkerpr.com, 914-629-9205 Kate Tuttle, NBCC...read »

February, 2018

30 Books in 30 Days: Daisy Fried on Ana Ristovic’s ‘Directions for Use’

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 »

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