Critical Notes: Awards Update, Our New Website, and More

By Mark Athitakis

Notice to members and NBCC awards attendees from President Laurie Hertzel:
We regret to inform you that all of the NBCC public events–the Finalists Reading, the awards ceremony and the membership meeting–have been canceled because of the threat of the coronavirus. The gala party will be postponed until fall.

Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky (Graywolf)

Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky: 2019 Poetry finalist

By Mark Athitakis

We’ve been acculturated, especially these days, to what resistance sounds like: group chants, shared slogans, rallying cries from podiums, amplified for the masses. One of the inventions of Ilya Kaminsky’s

Awards Updates, and Member News and Reviews

By Mark Athitakis

Earlier this month, we proudly announced the 30 finalists in six categories for our annual book awards. In the coming weeks, NBCC board members will be spotlighting each title on

Elif Shafak, photographed by Ebru Bilun.

Ringing in 2020 With Member News and Reviews

By Mark Athitakis

Before we get into the member news, an important note about the Leonard Prize: NBCC members who joined the reading committee for the 2019 John Leonard Prize for first book

Awards News and Member Reviews

By Mark Athitakis

We Need Your Help Selecting the Next Sandrof Award Honoree Each year, the NBCC board selects a person or institution to win the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, and we’d

Andre Aciman, Michael Connelly, Ann Patchett, and More

By Mark Athitakis

Anita Felicelli reviewed Johanna Stoberock’s novel Pigs for On the Seawall, and spotlighted a dozen books that blur genre borders (including NBCC finalist Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go) for Electric Literature. George