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 2015 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2015 Finalists Reading

NBCC 2014 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2013 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2013 Finalists Reading

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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Critical Notes: Edna O’Brien, Don DeLillo, Helen Oyeyemi, Richard Russo, Adam Haslett, and more…

Your reviews seed this roundup. Please send items, including news about recent publications and honors, to NBCCCritics@gmail.com. (Current members

NBCC General Membership Meeting May 12 in Chicago

                GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING The NBCC's 2016 membership meeting is scheduled during BookExpo America in Chicago next month,

Critical Notes: Rob Spillman, Edna O’Brien, Hope Jahren, and more

Your reviews seed this roundup; please send items, including news about recent publications and honors, to NBCCCritics@gmail.com. (Current members

NBCC Balakian winner Carlos Lozada on Winning the Balakian Award

Good evening, and thank you for that generous introduction. I’d like to thank the National Book Critics Circle for seeing fit to hand its reviewing