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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Awards Information

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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From the Critical Mass blog

Critical Notes: Go Set a Watchman, E.L. Doctorow, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and more

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Roundup: Rachel Cusk, Jon Krakauer, Lidia Yuknavitch, and more

Check out photos from the NBCC/Zyzzyva event celebrating Bay Area literary institutions and Maxine Hong Kingston. Balakian Citation recipient

NBCC/Zyzzyva Partygoers Celebrate Bay Area Literary Institutions

On the eve of the American Library Association convention in San Francisco, the National Book Critics Circle and Zyzzyva Magazine threw a party to

NBCC/Zyzzyva Partygoers Salute Maxine Hong Kingston

"You changed our lives!" A group of Bay Area Asian American women writers gave a spontaneous salute to NBCC nonfiction awardee Maxine Hong Kingston