National Book Critics Circle Awards Events, March 10-11, 2010

By Jane Ciabattari

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

NBCC Awards Finalists Reading

6:00 p.m.

The New School University 's Tishman Auditorium, 66 W. 12th St., New York


Come hear NBCC finalists including Rae Armantrout (Versed), Blake Bailey (Cheever: A Life), Eula Biss (Notes From No Man's Land: American Essays), Stephen Burt (Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry), Bonnie Jo Campbell (American Salvage), Wendy Doniger (The Hindus: An Alternative History), Brad Gooch (Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor), Debra Gwartney (Live Through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love), David Hajdu (Heroes and Villains: Essays on Music, Movies, Comics, and Culture), Michelle Huneven (Blame), Marlon James (The Book of Night Women), Mary Karr (Lit),Tracy Kidder (Strength in What Remains), Kati Marton (Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America), Greg Milner (Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music), Benjamin Moser (Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector), Jayne Anne Phillips (Lark and Termite), Stanislao G. Pugliese (Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone), D.A. Powell (Chronic), Martha A. Sandweiss (Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line), and Rachel Zucker (Museum of Accidents).


Thursday, March 11, 2010

NBCC Awards Ceremony

6:00 p.m.

The New School University's Tishman Auditorious, 66 W. 12th Street, New York

We'll kick off the evening with Scott McLemee, Balakian chair and former Balakian winner, presenting this year's Balakian to Joan Acocella of The New Yorker. Geeta Sharma Jensen, Sandrof chair, will present this year's Sandrof award for lifetime achievement to author, critic, small press publisher, and professor Joyce Carol Oates, with introductory remarks by Edmund White. Followed by the announcement of the NBCC awards in autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry (reviews of all the finalists can be seen here).

Join us following the awards ceremony for a reception at The Lang Center, 55 West 13th Street. Buy tickets ($45) here or here or at the door.