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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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

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Roundup: Ta-Nehisi Coates, WikiLeaks, Ivan Doig, Lucia Berlin, and More

Anjali Enjeti reviews Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Anne Payne reviews Neal Stephenson’s novel

Second Call for New “Second Thoughts” Series

Second call for “Second Thoughts!” There’s still time to contribute to our upcoming series of reappraisals. To recap: we’re inviting members, as well

Fictional Florida, Voting Rights Act, Amitov Ghosh and Dragonfish

Florida might be regarded as Hemingway country, but in the Tampa Bay Times,  NBCC board member Colette Bancroft comes up with a look at the more than

What Are You Reading This Summer?

Recently, we asked authors, editors, and booksellers: "What are you reading (or hoping to read) this summer?"  I always keep an eye out for