If you're going to AWP 2012 in Chicago, come by the National Book Critics Circle's featured reading by National Book Critics Circle award honorees in prose:
When: Friday, March 2, 2012, 1:30 pm.
Where: Grand Ballroom, second floor, Hilton Chicago
Who: Hosted by NBCC VP/online and former president Jane Ciabattari
Bonnie Jo Campbell is author of “Women and Other Animals,” which won the AWP prize for short fiction; “American Salvage,” a finalist for the 2009 National Book Critics Circle award in fiction and the National Book Award, and the novel “Once Upon a River.”
Jennifer Egan is author of the novels “Look at Me,” a finalist for the National Book Award in 2001, “The Keep,” and “A Visit from the Goon Squad,” which won the 2011 National Book Critics Circle award in fiction and the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in fiction.
Jane Smiley's novel “A Thousand Acres,” won the National Book Critics Circle award in fiction and the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. Her two novellas, “Ordinary Love and Good Will,” and her novel “Moo,” were both National Book Critics Circle fiction finalists.
Darin Strauss is author of the novels “Chang and Eng” and “More Than It Hurts You,” and of the memoir “Half a Life,” which won the 2011 National Book Critics Circle award in autobiography.
Isabel Wilkerson, who spent most of her career as a national correspondent and bureau chief at the New York Times, is the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism. Her first book, “The Warmth of Other Suns,” won the National Book Critics Circle award for nonfiction last year.