NBCC at AWP16 in Los Angeles: Celebrating Phil Klay, Hector Tobar & Amy Wilentz

By Jane Ciabattari

This week at AWP16 in Los Angeles, the National Book Critics Circle will celebrate Phil Klay, winner of the NBCC’s John Leonard award for best first book, for his collection Redeployment; Hector Tobar, an NBCC nonfiction finalist in 2014 for Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free, his narrative account of the days underground endured by the Chilean miners, and Amy Wilentz, whose Farewell, Fred Voodoo was an NBCC winner in Autobiography in 2013.

When: March 31, 2016 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm

Where: Petree Hall, LA Convention Center, Exhibit Hall Level One

R238. The National Book Critics Circle Celebrates Award-Winning Authors Phil Klay, Héctor Tobar, and Amy Wilentz. (Phil Klay,  Hector Tobar ,  Amy Wilentz ,  Jane Ciabattari ) Three National Book Critics Circle award-honored authors—Phil Klay, Héctor Tobar, and Amy Wilentz—read from their work and talk with NBCC Vice President/Online Jane Ciabattari about inspiration, research, readers, awards, the unique challenges of writing from international material (Iraq, Chile, Haiti), and the imaginative process that gives their work originality. The National Book Critics Circle awards have honored the best literature published in English for 40 years.

NBCC at the AWP Bookfair: Come visit the NBCC table, Booth 808, at the Book Fair to meet NBCC members, board members and awardees, including Jane Ciabattari, Grant Faulkner, Michele Filgate,  Rigoberto Gonzalez, Michael Miller, Bethanne Patrick, Joanna Scutts, Christopher X. Shade and Tess Taylor.

NBCC co-sponsoring an off site party with the Literary Hub and PEN USA


When: April 1 8 pm to 11 pm

Where: Juice Joint

The Palm Court Ballroom at the Alexandria Hotel

501 S. Spring St.

Los Angeles, CA 90013

“Set in an era of intoxicating excitement and ruinous excess, changing manners, and challenged morals…”

8-9PM Copious Champagne Toasts to Emerging Voices Fellowship Alumni, Literary Hub Partners, and National Book Critics Circle award winners and finalists.

9-11PM Photo Booth, Hooch, Hooey, and a few surprises!