NBCC at AWP18 Featured Reading: Jeffrey Eudenides, Lorrie Moore & Dana Spiotta

By Jane Ciabattari

NBCC at AWP18:

Friday, March 9, 2018

Ballroom C, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor

National Book Critics Circle Presents: Jeffrey Eugenides, Lorrie Moore, Dana Spiotta, moderated by NBCC president Kate Tuttle.  Three National Book Critics Circle–honored novelists read from their work and talk with NBCC President Kate Tuttle about inspiration, research, awards, evolving forms, the unique challenges of novels and short stories, and the imaginative process that shapes their originality. Since 1974, the National Book Critics Circle Awards have honored the best literature published in English. These are the only awards chosen by the critics themselves. Visit us at Book 824 to meet NBCC board members and members, sign up for student or voting memberships, and hear about our Emerging Critics program. The NBCC is proud to be a Literary Partner at AWP18 in Tampa.

Jeffrey Eugenides received the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Middlesex, which was also a finalist for the NBCC award, as was his novel The Marriage Plot. Eugenides is a professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton. His first story collection, Fresh Complaint, was published in October 2017. Photo credit: Marco Anelli






Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. She is the recipient of the Irish Times International Prize for Literature, the PEN/Malamud Award and the Rea Award for her achievement in the short story. She was an NBCC fiction finalist for Birds of America. Photo credit: Zane Williams.






Dana Spiotta is the author of four novels: Innocents and Others, a finalist for the Los Angles Times Book Prize; Stone Arabia,  a finalist for the NBCC Award; Eat the Document, a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Rosenthal Family Prize; and Lightning Field (2001). Spiotta was the recipient of the 2008-9 Rome Prize in Literature, and the 2017 American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded her the John Updike Prize. She teaches in the Syracuse University MFA program. Photo credit: Jessica Marx.