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Upcoming Events

NBCC Finalists’ Reading: March 13th, 2019

NBCC Awards Ceremony and Reception: March 14th, 2019

NBCC at AWP19 with Paul Beatty and Joan Silber: March 28th, 2019

NBCC at AWP19 The Future of Criticism: A Conversation with Established and Emerging Critics: March 30th, 2019


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From the Critical Mass blog

Announcing the Finalists for the John Leonard Award for Best First Book

Big news: the NBCC membership has spoken, and the 2018 John Leonard Prize finalists have been chosen.  Here’s this year’s superb list: FRIDAY BLACK

Critical Notes: Tom Barbash, Idra Novey, & Anna Burns

Deadlines: Today is the deadline for NBCC members to submit their self nominations for the Balakian Award for Excellence in Reviewing, which comes

#NBCCLeonard: Jennie Hann on Karen Hildebrand’s “Crossing Pleasure Avenue”

The John Leonard Prize, our annual award based on member nominations and chosen by a panel of member volunteers, is awarded for the best first book in

#NBCCLeonard: Jane Ciabattari on Ingrid Rojas Contreras’ “Fruit of the Drunken Tree”

The John Leonard Prize, our annual award based on member nominations and chosen by a panel of member volunteers, is awarded for the best first book in