Videos

June, 2018

Video: The Crisis in Book Reviewing: Disappearing Space, Disappearing Pay

by David Varno | Jun-11-2018

Over the past 10 years, book-review sections in many American newspapers have  gone on life support. At least one major newspaper that once spent close to...read »

April, 2018

Video: Criticism and Social Justice

by David Varno | Apr-13-2018

Last month, the NBCC asked some of its most acclaimed member-critics what it means to be a critic alongside a world in flux. Panelists included Ruth...read »

March, 2018

Video: NBCC Awards Ceremony for Award Year 2017

by David Varno | Mar-24-2018

March 15, 2018, The New School, New York, NY Welcome: Luis Jaramillo, Interim Director, The New School Writing Program  Opening Remarks: Kate Tuttle,...read »

Video: Finalists Reading for Award Year 2017

by David Varno | Mar-19-2018

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the night before the awards ceremony, many of the finalists read from their work at the New School  Here is the complete video....read »

September, 2017

Flashback to 2011: The NBCC Celebrating Philip Roth

by Jane Ciabattari | Sep-28-2017

Coming up tonight (September 28) at Book Culture in New York: A panel discussing the art and influence of Philip Roth, moderated by Harpers Magazine editor...read »

March, 2017

Video: NBCC 2016 Awards Ceremony

by admin | Mar-20-2017

Video by Zachary Auron In Order of Appearance Welcome: Luis Jaramillo, Director, The New School Writing Program Opening Remarks: Tom Beer, President,...read »

June, 2015

NBCC at Center for Fiction: Race, Gender, and Book Reviews

by admin | Jun-07-2015

After this year's NBCC membership meeting, NBCC board member Walton Muyumba led a conversation about racial and gender representation in book reviewing. Among...read »

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