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

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


By Carolyn Kellogg

It’s October 9, 2019, and you’ll see that our site looks a bit different today. We’re excited that we’ve been able to make these initial cosmetic changes and updates. We’ve

Emerging Critics: Chelsea Leu

By Chelsea Leu

In this 2018–2019 Alan Cheuse Emerging Critics Q and A series, curated by Jonathan Leal, Emerging Critics offer short takes on big questions: What makes good criticism? How might one