The National Book Critics Circle Award

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe (Doubleday)
Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller (Viking)
Magical Negro by Morgan Parker (Tin House Books)

Critical Notes

By Michael Schaub

Members and friends, we’ll be celebrating the winners of the 2019 NBCC Awards, and announcing the finalists for the 2020 NBCC Awards, at a free virtual event on Sunday, January

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Emerging Critics

Tara Wanda Merrigan

Tara Wanda Merrigan is a Philadelphia-based essayist. Her reportage and cultural criticism has ap...Read More

Meet the Emerging Critics Class of 2019