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

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NBCC 2015 Awards Ceremony

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NBCC 2013 Finalists Reading

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Video: The VIDA Count and Gender Bias in Book Reviewing

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Critical Notes: Carolyn See, Jade Sharma, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Pamela Erens, and more

Author and former NBCC board member Carolyn See passed away at the age of 82.   Tom Beer, Newsday books editor and NBCC board president, reviewed

President’s Message to Membership: Choosing the #NBCCLeonard Awards

Dear NBCC members: With summer well under way, we're once again launching discussions for the John Leonard Prize. The prize, named for the

“What Are You Reading This Summer?” [Part I]

"I make it a summer tradition to re-read some Ashbery, who seems to suit the weather and my attendant mood; this year it's Rivers and Mountains and

Mychal Denzel Smith, Cynthia Ozick and Anne Tyler

It's a steamy summer, and drama and tragedy roll across the nation.  It was a particularly resonant time for NBCC Board member Walton Muyumba to