Board Members

Colette Bancroft

Tampa Bay Times
490 First Ave. S
St. Petersburg FL 33701
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Colette Bancroft has been the book editor of the Tampa Bay Times, the Southeast’s largest newspaper, since 2007. She has reviewed books for the Times, the Arizona Daily Star and other publications for more than 25 years. Before she became a full-time journalist, Bancroft taught English and American literature at the University of Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of Arizona. She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her current term on the board ends in 2017.

Become a Friend of the NBCC

Upcoming Events

NBCC Finalists’ Reading: March 16th, 2016

NBCC Awards Ceremony and Reception: March 17th, 2016

NBCC Awards

See all award winners

Find out how to submit

Read how we select

Frequently Asked Questions

Awards news

Videos and Podcasts

NBCC 2014 Awards Ceremony

Ben Fountain and Amy Tan at AWP with Jane Ciabattari

NBCC 2013 Finalists Reading

NBCC 2013 Awards Ceremony

NBCC Finalists Interviewed at The New School

Video: New Literary Journals

Video: The VIDA Count and Gender Bias in Book Reviewing

Podcast: What Is Criticism? NBCC Winners and Finalists at AWP

All videos and podcasts.


From the Critical Mass blog

Critical Notes: Nabokov, Modiano and Levi

“It is a fact universally acknowledged that Vladimir Nabokov is a genius. His stylistic brilliance, the intricacy of his post-modern narratives, his

Second Thoughts: Louis Bayard on Breakfast at Tiffany’s

This is the third in Critical Mass's new Second Thoughts series, curated by Daniel Akst. More about this series, and how to submit, here.  “Here,”

Critical Notes: C.K. Williams, Chinelo Okparanta, Joyce Carol Oates, Ron Rash, and more

C.K. Williams, winner of a National Book Critics Circle prize for Flesh and Blood, as well as a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for other

Second Thoughts: Celia Bland on Look Homeward, Angel

This is the second in Critical Mass's new Second Thoughts series, curated by Daniel Akst. More about this series, and how to submit,