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Video: NBCC 2013 Awards Ceremony


Video by Kevin Kino.

Luis Jaramillo welcomes the NBCC to the New School for the 2013 Awards Ceremony, followed by an introduction from Laurie Muchnick.

Carolyn Kellogg introduces Sue Leonard, who presents the inaugural John Leonard Award to Anthony Marra.

Gregg Barrios presents Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing to Katherine A. Powers.

Steven G. Kellman introduces Dagoberto Gilb, who presents the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award to Rolando Hinojosa-Smith.

Poetry award presented by David Biespiel to Frank Bidart for “Metaphysical Dog” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Criticism award presented by Eric Banks to Franco Moretti for “Distant Reading” (Verso)

Autobiography award presented by David Ulin to Amy Wilentz for “Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti” (Simon & Schuster)

Biography award presented by Karen Long to Leo Damrosch for “Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World” (Yale University Press)

Nonfiction award presented by Elizabeth Taylor to Sheri Fink for “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital” (Crown)

Fiction award presented by Mark Athitakis to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for “Americanah” (Knopf)

See more on the winners here.