March, 2015

Phil Klay on Winning the John Leonard Prize

by Phil Klay | Mar-13-2015

Remarks on accepting the 2014 John Leonard Prize, established to recognize an outstanding first book in any genre. I'd like to read a paragraph from one of...read »

Alexandra Schwartz on Winning the Balakian Award

by Alexandra Schwartz | Mar-13-2015

Remarks on accepting the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing: March 12, 2015 I was so relieved when I found out a few days ago that I’d be...read »

National Book Critics Circle Announces Award Winners for Publishing Year 2014

by admin | Mar-12-2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY, March 12, 2015—Tonight, at the New School in New York, the National Book Critics Circle announced the recipients of its...read »

Nona Balakian Citation Winner Alexandra Schwartz In Conversation With Meredith Russo

by admin | Mar-12-2015

Thanks to the cooperation of the National Book Critics Circle and The School of Writing at The New School, as well as the tireless efforts of their students...read »

30 Books: Carolyn Kellogg on Elizabeth Kolbert’s “The Sixth Extinction”

by Carolyn Kellogg | Mar-12-2015

In the days leading up to the March 12 announcement of the 2014 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today, NBCC board member...read »

Fiction Finalists in Conversation with New School MFA Students

by admin | Mar-11-2015

Fiction Finalist Rabih Alameddine in Conversation with Zeina Abi Assy Zeina Abi Assy: How come Aaliya? What was it that you wanted to write and how did it...read »

Balakian Award Winner: Alexandra Schwartz on Lydia Davis in The Nation

by Alexandra Schwartz | Mar-11-2015

This year's Nona Balakian award for Excellence in Reviewing went to Alexandra Schwartz for her submission, "The Mind and Its Moods," a review of two...read »

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