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Video of the 2006 NBCC Events Now Online

By Rebecca Skloot

For those who missed the 2006 NBCC Awards events — or who loved being there so much they want to see them again — we now have videos online of both evenings' festivities, which you can watch over and over again.

Day One: The 2006 NBCC Awards Finalists Readings (at the New School in New York City on March 7, 2007), where more than a dozen finalists read from their nominated works. Readers included: Chimamana Ngozi Adichie, Debbie Applegate, Alison Bechdel, Taylor Branch, Frederick Crews, Kiran Desai, Mark Doty, Dave Eggers, Karen Emmerich, translator of Poems by Miltos Sachtouris, Ann Fessler, Daisy Fried, Terri Jentz, Troy Jollimore, Alexander Masters, Daniel Mendelsohn, Lia Purpura, Julie Phillips, Simon Schama, Jason Roberts, Sandy Tolan, and Lawrence Weschler.

Day Two: The 2006 NBCC Awards Ceremony (at the New School in New York City on March 8, 2007), where we announced the winners of the 2006 NBCC Awards, and the audience heard many wonderful speaches, and several great one-liners.