Emerging Critics

August, 2018

Emerging Critics: Class of 2018

by Elizabeth Taylor | Aug-15-2018

Meet This Year's Class of NBCC's Alan Cheuse Emerging Critics   Jennie Hann recently completed her Ph.D. in English at Johns Hopkins University, where she...read »

June, 2018

NBCC/Zyzzyva Cocktail Party June 28

by Jane Ciabattari | Jun-09-2018

Please join us for the eighth annual National Book Critics Circle/Zyzzyva cocktail party, hosted by NBCC VP/Online and former President Jane Ciabattari and...read »

May, 2018

Drumroll, Please: Announcing the New NBCC Emerging Critics

by Admin | May-30-2018

We're delighted to announce the NBCC Emerging Critics: July 1, 2018-July 1, 2019. This year’s class of emerging critics are recognized by a fellowship named...read »

NBCC at the Bay Area Book Festival

by admin | May-01-2018

National Book Critics Circle members pop up at book festivals and events all over the country. Most recently, on a 10 a.m. panel at the Bay Area Book Festival...read »

February, 2018


by Jane Ciabattari | Feb-20-2018

The National Book Critics Circle is seeking applications for the 2017-2018 Emerging Critics Fellowship. The fellowship seeks to identify, nurture, and...read »

September, 2017

NBCC’s Emerging Critics

by Elizabeth Taylor | Sep-27-2017

Meet the Inaugural Class of NBCC's Emerging Critics Taylor Brorby is an award-winning essayist, and a poet. Taylor is a fellow at the Black Earth Institute...read »

August, 2017

Emerging Critics: Summer Reading from Ismail Muhammad

by Ismail Muhammad | Aug-30-2017

We asked the first class of NBCC Emerging Critics to tell us what they've been reading this summer. Here's the third response: The end of summer is always...read »

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