30 Books in 30 Days Archive

Each year, Critical Mass highlights on a daily basis the thirty books selected as finalists for our annual awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Criticism, Biography, and Autobiography.  

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2006 - 2009 (PDF Archive)

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2010

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2011

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2012

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2013

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2014

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2015

NBCC Board Members on Awards Finalists, 2016

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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


Videos and Podcasts

NBCC 2017 Awards Ceremony

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From the Critical Mass blog

31 Books in 30 Days: John McWhorter on Chris Bonanos’ ‘Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous’

In this 31 Books in 30 Days series leading up to the March 14, 2019, announcement of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award winners, NBCC board

Critical Notes: Esmé Weijun Wang, Valeria Luiselli, Elizabeth McCracken, and more…

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31 Books in 30 Days: Kate Tuttle on Adam Winkler’s ‘We the Corporations’

In this 31 Books in 30 Days series leading up to the March 14, 2019, announcement of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award winners, NBCC board

31 Books in 30 Days: Mark Athitakis on Robert Christgau’s ‘Is It Still Good to Ya?’

In the 31 Books in 30 Days series leading up to the March 14, 2019, announcement of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award winners, NBCC Board