January, 2014

Deadline January 8: NBCC Membership Awards Voting

by Laurie Muchnick | Jan-04-2014

It's time for National Book Critics Circle member critics to vote for the best books read in 2012 for six regular awards categories--autobiography, biography,...read »

December, 2013

NBCC Board Elections: Have You Voted Yet?

by Jane Ciabattari | Dec-30-2013

Have you cast your ballot for this year's NBCC board elections? Each year the National Book Critics Circle elects eight (8) members to serve three-year terms...read »

Voting Now for John Leonard Prize Finalists

by Laurie Muchnick | Dec-21-2013

NBCC members, check your e-mail to vote for the winner of our inaugural John Leonard Prize for best first book in any genre. NBCC members nominated more than...read »

November, 2013

National Book Critics Circle Board Elections Underway

by Laurie Muchnick | Nov-18-2013

The National Book Critics Circle Board of Directors nominating process is now underway. We are now accepting nominations for the eight open seats on the...read »

Time to Nominate Yourself for a Balakian Award

by Jane Ciabattari | Nov-18-2013

Nominees for the Balakian Award must be paid-up NBCC members, and may submit up to 5 book reviews up to a total of 5000 words. The deadline is December 15....read »

Nominations for NBCC’s Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement Due November 30

by Jane Ciabattari | Nov-16-2013

The Ivan  Sandrof Award honors a lifetime of significant contributions to the literary culture and American letters. Any member of the NBCC is entitled to...read »

NBCC’s New John Leonard Award: Nominations Begin This Month!

by Laurie Muchnick | Nov-14-2013

This  year, NBCC institutes the new John Leonard Prize for a first book in any genre. Unlike our other awards, the recipient of the Leonard Prize will be...read »

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