Board of Directors

The National Book Critics Circle Board of Directors is elected each year, with participants serving three-year terms. Contact information and full board member bios below.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page before contacting board members with NBCC-related questions.

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Committees

Board Members

Kate Tuttle, NBCC President

43 Ardsley Rd.
Montclair NJ
07042
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Kerri Arsenault, NBCC VP/Newswire

PO Box 96
Roxbury CT 06783
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Jane Ciabattari, NBCC VP/Online
Books Columnist, BBC.com
Jane Ciabattari
730 Lisbon Court
Rohnert Park,CA 94928
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Anjali Enjeti, NBCC VP/Membership

11014 Taconic Way
Johns Creek, GA 30097
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Mary Ann Gwinn, NBCC VP/Secretary
Books Columnist, Seattle Times
7814 39th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98136
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Yahdon Israel, NBCC VP/Awards

310 Lewis Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11221
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Carlin Romano, NBCC VP/Events
University of Pennsylvania
Annenberg School for Communication
3620 Walnut St.
Philadelphia PA 19104
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David Varno, NBCC VP/Tech
Publishers Weekly/NBCC
71 W. 23rd Street, Suite 1608
New York, NY, 10010
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Marion Winik, NBCC VP/Treasurer

4600 Keswick Rd.
Baltimore MD 21210
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Mark Athitakis
Freelance critic
21 S. Rita Lane
Chandler, AZ 85226
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Gregg Barrios
Freelance Writer/Critic
304 E Courtland Pl
San Antonio, TX 78212
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Tom Beer
Newsday/NBCC
235 Pinelawn Rd.
Melville, NY 11747
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Victoria Chang

Antioch University
400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230
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Lori Feathers

3030 McKinney Ave. #2105
Dallas, TX 75204
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Charles Finch

1832 N. Berendo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Laurie Hertzel
Minneapolis Star Tribune/NBCC
650 3rd Avenue South
Suite 1300
Minneapolis, MN 55488
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John McWhorter

33-27 80th St., #31
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
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Ismail Muhammad

1066 56th St., Apartment A
Oakland, CA 94608
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Walton Muyumba
Indiana University
Ballantine Hall 442
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47407
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Bethanne Patrick

1436 Layman St.
McLean, VA 22101-2128
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Katherine A. Powers

424 Pelham Hill Road
Shutesbury MA 01072
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Michael Schaub

503A W. North Loop Blvd.
Austin TX 78751
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Tess Taylor

336 Ramona Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
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Elizabeth Taylor

2821 N. Pinegrove
Chicago IL 60657
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Autobiography

Laurie Hertzel, Chair
Gregg Barrios
Yahdon Israel
Bethanne Patrick
Katherine A. Powers
Carlin Romano
Elizabeth Taylor
Kate Tuttle
Marion Winik

Biography

Elizabeth Taylor, Chair
Gregg Barrios
Mary Ann Gwinn
Laurie Hertzel
Yahdon Israel
John McWhorter
Katherine A. Powers
Carlin Romano
Michael Schaub
Kate Tuttle

Criticism

Carlin Romano, Chair
Mark Athitakis
Kerri Arsenault
Gregg Barrios
Tom Beer
Victoria Chang
Charles Finch
Yahdon Israel
John McWhorter
Ismail Muhammad
Walton Muyumba
Bethanne Patrick
Elizabeth Taylor
Tess Taylor
David Varno

Fiction

Tom Beer, Chair
Mark Athitakis
Kerri Arsenault
Gregg Barrios
Jane Ciabattari
Anjali Enjeti
Lori Feathers
Laurie Hertzel
Ismail Muhammad
Walton Muyumba
Bethanne Patrick
Carlin Romano
Michael Schaub
Elizabeth Taylor
Tess Taylor
David Varno
Marion Winik

General Nonfiction

Kerri Arsenault, Chair
Gregg Barrios
Mary Ann Gwinn
Yahdon Israel
Walton Muyumba
Carlin Romano
Michael Schaub
Elizabeth Taylor
Kate Tuttle

Poetry

Tess Taylor, Chair
Gregg Barrios
Victoria Chang
Anjali Enjeti
Lori Feathers
Charles Finch
Yahdon Israel
Walton Muyumba
Carlin Romano
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NBCC Finalists’ Reading: March 13th, 2019

NBCC Awards Ceremony and Reception: March 14th, 2019

NBCC at AWP19 with Paul Beatty and Joan Silber: March 28th, 2019

NBCC at AWP19 The Future of Criticism: A Conversation with Established and Emerging Critics: March 30th, 2019


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