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AWP 2024: How Book Reviewing is Changing and Why it Matters

Room 3501 EF, Kansas City Convention Center, Level 3

Like everything in publishing, book reviews are in flux, with mainstream venues reducing reviews in exchange for fawning interviews and book roundups that feel like marketing fluff pieces. This panel of book critics will discuss why they write book reviews, the state of book reviewing today, the need for diversity in book reviewers and in

AWP 2024: Where Is Literary Criticism Headed?

Ballroom B, Level 2, Kansas City Convention Center

In its fiftieth anniversary year, the National Book Critics Circle gathers literary critics who have been defining the future of contemporary cultural criticism. Three NBCC criticism award chairs, who have had their fingers on the pulse of critical engagement for the past decade, are joined by three NBCC-honored critics in a reading and wide-ranging conversation

AWP 2024: The Criticism of Translated Books: A Words Without Borders Conversation

Room 2208, Kansas City Convention Center, Street Level

Three leading critics and translators—Sarah Chihaya (book critic and author of The Ferrante Letters), Laura Marris (translator of The Plague), and Justin Rosier (chair, National Book Critics Circle Criticism Committee)—will discuss the challenges and benefits of reviewing translated literature with Words Without Borders Books Editor Adam Dalva. The conversation will focus on both the ethics of