New reviews and more from NBCC members

By Michael Schaub

A Message from NBCC Vice President/Membership Richard Z. Santos As Vice President of Membership, I would like to provide an update on the current state of the organization. In the

A Statement From the National Book Critics Circle

By National Book Critics Circle Board

The National Book Critics Circle has reached a critical point in our 46-year history. We had intended to make a simple, yet powerful statement that Black Lives Matter. Recent events at

The National Book Critics Circle’s Anti-Racism Pledge

By Members of an NBCC Working Committee

NOTE: The National Book Critics Circle formed a working committee, led by Hope Wabuke, to draft a statement in support of The Black Lives Matter movement and to identify tangible

New reviews and more from the NBCC

By David Varno

Aside from April being crueler than usual this year, it’s still National Poetry Month, and many of our members wrote about the work of poets. Ron Slate reviewed Maps and Transcripts

Awards: Announcing the 2019 Award Winners


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Beth Parker, Beth Parker PR, Laurie Hertzel, NBCC President, NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE ANNOUNCES WINNERS FOR 2019 AWARDS New York, NY (March 12, 2020)—Tonight, the National Book

National Book Critics Circle Cancels Awards Events for March 2020


Due to the volatile nature of the current health crisis, the National Book Critics Circle has cancelled its Finalists Reading on Wednesday, March 11 and its Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 12th, normally held at the New School in New York City.

The 2019 NBCC finalists up close

By Carolyn Kellogg

To count down to our awards ceremony in March, members of the NBCC board of directors write tributes to our 30 finalists — 5 books each in 6 categories.

Awards: Announcing the finalists for the 2019 NBCC Awards

By Carolyn Kellogg

The board of the National Book Critics Circle announces the finalists for its 2019 awards in six categories: Autobiography, Biography, Criticism, Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry. The winners will be announced

NBCC elects new board members

By Carolyn Kellogg

We are pleased to announce the new board members of the National Book Critics Circle. The 24 member board sees 8 members rotate off each year and new members are