June, 2018

NBCC/Zyzzyva Cocktail Party June 28

by Jane Ciabattari | Jun-09-2018

Please join us for the eighth annual National Book Critics Circle/Zyzzyva cocktail party, hosted by NBCC VP/Online and former President Jane Ciabattari and...read »

NBCC at Book Expo America: Julia M. Klein on the Crisis in Book Reviewing

by Julia M. Klein | Jun-07-2018

NBCC member Julia M. Klein’s talk for a Book Expo America panel on May 30 on “The Crisis in Book Reviewing: Disappearing Space, Disappearing Pay." (Below,...read »

New Fiction by Lauren Groff, Bill Clinton and James Patterson and more

by Daisy Fried | Jun-04-2018

  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, NBCC award fiction award winner (for Americanah) and fiction finalist (for Half of a Yellow Sun) is profiled in The New...read »

May, 2018

Drumroll, Please: Announcing the New NBCC Emerging Critics

by Admin | May-30-2018

We're delighted to announce the NBCC Emerging Critics: July 1, 2018-July 1, 2019. This year’s class of emerging critics are recognized by a fellowship named...read »

Road Trips with Andrew Sean Greer and Better Times for Women in Hollywood

by David Varno | May-29-2018

NBCC board member and Best Translated Book Award judge Lori Feathers writes about why My Heart Hemmed In by Marie NDiaye should win this year's BTBA fiction...read »

Ian MacKenzie, William Trevor, Sarah Winman & Flash Fiction

by Taylor Anhalt | May-21-2018

NBCC Vice President/Online Jane Ciabattari’s flash fiction, #BrooklynAftertheFall, was published in the flash anthology commissioned for Independent...read »

NBCC at Book Expo America:  The Crisis in Book Reviewing: Disappearing Space, Disappearing Pay

by Jane Ciabattari | May-15-2018

The Crisis in Book Reviewing: Disappearing Space, Disappearing Pay Date: May 30, 2018,  12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Location: Book Expo America, Jacob Javits...read »

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