A REMINDER: NBCC Poetry Panel Tonight,  Awards Finalists Announcement Tomorrow

By Jane Ciabattari

Upcoming National Book Critics Circle events in New York City. Please join us. (If you can make it, let us know.)

January 23, 2009, 7 pm, Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby between Houston and Prince, New York City. Poetry in translation panel: Has the US Lost Touch with World Literature?

Panelists Esther Allen, translator, former co-director of PEN World Voices, author of International PEN report on Translation and Globalization; Yvette Chrisianse, South African poet, novelist, professor; Elizabeth Macklin, poet, translator from Basque of Uribe; Jill Schoolman, Director of Archipelago Books; Karen Emmerich, translator of NBCC award finalist Miltos Sachtouris, among other Greek writers. Moderator: NBCC board member and poet Kevin Prufer (“National Anthem”), editor of Pleiades and coeditor of “New European Poets” (Graywolf).

January 24, 2009, 7 pm, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Free and open to the public. Bring a book to donate.

Live announcement of National Book Critics Circle Awards finalists, with live blogging at . Announcers Bill Henderson of Pushcart Press, winner of the Sandrof lifetime achievement award; Sam Anderson, winner of 2007 Balakian award; Jayne Anne Phillips, NBCC Fiction award finalist;Mary Jo Bang, winner of the 2007 poetry award; Blake Bailey, NBCC finalist in biography; Harriet Washington, winner of the 2007 nonfiction award; Alex Ross, winner of the 2007 criticism award; Joshua Clark, finalist for the 2007 autobiography award. Hosted by NBCC President Jane Ciabattari and the NBCC Board.