Board of Directors

The National Book Critics Circle Board of Directors is elected each year, with participants serving three-year terms. Contact information and full board member bios below.

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Board Members

Tom Beer, NBCC President
Newsday/NBCC
235 Pinelawn Rd.
Melville, NY 11747
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Jane Ciabattari, NBCC VP/Online
Books Columnist, BBC.com
730 Lisbon Court
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
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Michele Filgate, NBCC VP/Awards

38 Douglass St., Apt. 3
Brooklyn NY 11231
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Mary Ann Gwinn, NBCC VP/Secretary
Seattle Times
7814 39th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98136
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Michael Miller, NBCC VP/Treasurer
Bookforum
350 Seventh Avenue, 19th Fl
NY NY 10001
New York, NY 10001
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Walton Muyumba, NBCC VP/Membership
Indiana University, Bloomington
Ballantine Hall 442
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47407
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Bethanne Patrick, NBCC VP/Technology

1436 Layman St.
McLean, VA 22101-2128
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Kate Tuttle, NBCC VP/Newswire
755 Kirk Road
Decatur, GA 30030
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Daniel Akst

37 North Rd.
Tivoli, NY 12583
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Colette Bancroft
Tampa Bay Times
490 First Ave. S
St. Petersburg FL 33701
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Gregg Barrios
Freelance Writer/Critic
304 E Courtland Pl
San Antonio, TX 78212
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David Biespiel
Director, Attic Institute
4232 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, Oregon 97215
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Ron Charles
Washington Post
5208 Elsmere Ave.
Bethesda MD 20814
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Carmela Ciuraru
Freelance/NBCC
135 Eastern Parkway
Suite 6K
Brooklyn NY 11238
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Laurie Hertzel
Minneapolis Star Tribune/NBCC
650 3rd Avenue South
Suite 1300
Minneapolis, MN 55488
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Leigh Newman
Oprah.com/NBCC
300 W, 57th St.
New York NY 10019
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Katherine A. Powers

438 Windsor St.
Cambridge MA 02141

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Carlin Romano
ASC
3620 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Mark Rotella
Publishers Weekly/NBCC
71 W. 23rd Street, Suite 1608
New York NY 10010
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Michael Schaub

503A W. North Loop Blvd.
Austin TX 78751
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Clay Smith
Kirkus Reviews/NBCC
6411 Burleson Rd.
Austin TX 787444
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Tess Taylor

336 Ramona Ave.
El Cerrito CA 94530
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Elizabeth Taylor

2821 N. Pinegrove
Chicago IL 60657
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Marion Winik

4600 Keswick Rd.
Baltimore MD 21210
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Autobiography

Mark Rotella, chair
Tom Beer
Jane Ciabattari
Michele Filgate
Laurie Hertzel
Leigh Newman
Bethanne Patrick
Katherine A. Powers
Carlin Romano
Elizabeth Taylor
Kate Tuttle
Marion Winik

Biography

Elizabeth Taylor, chair
Colette Brancroft
Jane Ciabattari
Mary Ann Gwinn
Laurie Hertzel
Katherine A. Powers
Mark Rotella
Carlin Romano
Clay Smith
Elizabeth Taylor
Kate Tuttle

Criticism

Walton Muyumba, chair
Gregg Barrios
Jane Ciabattari
Carmela Ciuraru
Michele Filgate
Michael Miller
Leigh Newman
Bethanne Patrick
Carlin Romano
Elizabeth Taylor
Tess Taylor

Fiction

Colette Bancroft, chair
Daniel Akst
Gregg Barrios
Tom Beer
Ron Charles
Jane Ciabattari
Carmela Ciuraru
Michele Filagate
Michael Miller
Bethanne Patrick
Carlin Romano
Mark Rotella
Michael Schaub
Clay Smith
Elizabeth Taylor
Marion Winik

General Nonfiction

Kate Tuttle, chair
Colette Bancroft
David Biespiel
Mary Ann Gwinn
Walton Muyumba
Carlin Romano
Michael Schaub
Clay Smith
Elizabeth Taylor

Poetry

Tess Taylor, chair
Daniel Akst
Gregg Barrios
David Biespiel
Ron Charles
Michael Miller
Walton Muyumba
Leigh Newman
Carlin Romano
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