March, 2019

Paul Beatty, Joan Silber, and the Future of Criticism: NBCC at AWP19 in Portland

by Admin | Mar-08-2019

The National Book Critics Circle is an AWP literary partner. Come see our NBCC featured reading at AWP2019 in Portland on Thursday, March 28,  4:30 p.m.,...read »

Coming Up Next Week: NBCC General Membership Meeting March 14, 10 a.m.

by Admin | Mar-08-2019

Reminder: This year's annual general NBCC membership meeting will be held on Thursday, March 14, at 10 a.m. at the New School in Manhattan (Room I-202 in...read »

31 Books in 30 Days: Yahdon Israel on Nell Painter’s “Old in Art School”

by admin | Mar-08-2019

In the 31 Books in 30 Days series leading up to the March 14 announcement of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award winners, NBCC board members review...read »

Coming up next week: NBCC Awards Events 2019

by Jane Ciabattari | Mar-07-2019

This year's National Book Critics Circle awards events are coming up next week, the result of a year's worth of reading by 24 board members plus the work of...read »

31 Books in 30 Days: Kerri Arsenault on Francisco Cantú’s “The Line Becomes a River”

by admin | Mar-07-2019

In the 31 Books in 30 Days series leading up to the March 14 announcement of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award winners, NBCC board members review...read »

31 Books in 30 Days: Walton Muyumba on Terrance Hayes’ “To Float in the Space Between”

by Walton Muyumba | Mar-07-2019

In the 31 Books in 30 Days series leading up to the March 14 announcement of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award winners, NBCC board members review...read »

31 Books in 30 Days: Mary Ann Gwinn on Steve Coll’s “Directorate S”

by admin | Mar-06-2019

In the 31 Books in 30 Days series leading up to the March 14 announcement of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award winners, NBCC board members review...read »

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