#NBCCLeonard Voting Begins: Deadline January 15, 2015

by Carolyn Kellogg | Jan-08-2015

Almost 100 National Book Critics Circle members nominated books for the 2014 John Leonard Prize; now it's time to vote for the winner. You should receive a ballot with the strong 12-book longlist. This link is uniquely tied to this survey and your email address. Please do not forward the message.

To vote for the book you find to be the most excellent debut of 2014, click on the link in your ballot. Thanks for your participation!

In 2013, Anthony Marra was the recipient of the first John Leonard Prize for his novel "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena." The prize is named for book critic John Leonard, who, throughout his career, celebrated innovative new writing. More details on the John Leonard prize here. The second winner of the award will be announced January 19, 2015.

Carolyn Kellogg is an award-winning LA Times staff writer who covers books and authors and publishing; She writes daily at the LA Times book blog, Jacket Copy, and regularly writes book reviews and features that appear in the paper. She is chair of the NBCC's John Leonard awards committee.

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