REMINDER: NBCC Finalists Announcement Party and Celebration, Saturday, January 21


Please join the NBCC on Saturday, January 21, at 6:30 p.m., at Artists Space (38 Grand Street in New York) to celebrate the announcement of the finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards for publishing year 2011. Winners of the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award and the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing will be announced as well.

Among this year’s presenters are recent NBCC finalists and winners Jennifer Egan (fiction), Siddhartha Mukherjee (nonfiction), Elif Batuman (criticism), Kathleen Graber (poetry), Yunte Huang (biography), Darin Strauss (autobiography), and Parul Sehgal (Nona Balakian Citation). The event is free and open to the public (drinks and hors d'oeuvre will be served).

If you can't join us in person, follow us on Twitter @bookcritics (hashtag #nbcc) as we unveil this year's finalists.

Founded in 1974, the NBCC is a nonprofit organization that honors outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism, and literature, in part through our annual awards. Books are directly nominated and chosen by leading book critics and reviewers. The NBCC thus offers the unique opportunity for professional critics to recognize and reward literary excellence.

This year’s awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 8, at 6:00 p.m. at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium in New York.

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