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Jane Ciabattari

NBCC VP/Online
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Books Columnist, BBC.com
Jane Ciabattari
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Jane Ciabattari writes the Between the Lines column for BBC.com and contributes regularly to LitHub, NPR.org and others. She is vice president/online and a former president of the National Book Critics Circle, serves on the advisory board of The Story Prize and is a member of the San Francisco Writers Grotto. Her articles and book reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Guardian, Bookforum, Salon, the Paris Review, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, Ms., Poets & Writers Magazine, among others. She is the author of two story collections, Stealing the Fire (Dzanc Books, 2013) and California Tales (Shebooks 2014). She can be found on Twitter @janeciab. Her website is http://www.janeciabattari.com Her term on the NBCC board ends in 2019.

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