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Montana Book Festival: Mining Violence: Writing The Contemporary West

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, 1:00 pm Mountain Time The Montana Book Festival and the National Book Critics Circle are hosting a conversation with Sterling HolyWhiteMountain, Kirstin Valdez Quade, and Kristiana Kahakauwila about how the history (read: violence) of the American West is mined in order to write contemporary literature toward and about the region today. NBCC

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NBCC Conversations: Institutional Inequities

  A 40-minute conversation and a 20-minute moderator-led Q&A between Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (The Disordered Cosmos, 2021), Nicole Chung (All You Can Ever Know, 2019 Finalist for NBCC Award for Autobiography), Lacy M. Johnson (The Reckonings, 2018 Finalist for NBCC Award for Criticism). Moderator: Ruben Quesada, NBCC Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Free.  7:00 pm

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Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends Event

The Center for Fiction 15 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY

When: Wednesday, September 29 from 7:30 to 8:30pm Where: The Center For Fiction, auditorium Proof of vaccination and masks required Join the National Book Critics Circle for an evening of readings from John Leonard Prize for Best First Book finalists/winners Raven Leilani, Julia Phillips, and Brandon Taylor, hosted by Maris Kreizman.  We’ll see you IRL* to

Litquake Event: Alternative Histories

The American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina Street, San Francisco, CA

Sponsored by Yerba Buena Community Benefit District Co-presented by The National Book Critics Circle Join author Ricco Villanueva Siasoco in a conversation with three debut novelists about the process of building alternative histories of the American West, from the Gold Rush through World War I. Patty Enrado’s A Village in the Fields highlights a compelling but buried

Starting a Lit Mag: The NBCC’s Adam Dalva in Conversation with Astra Magazine

    On Thursday, November 18th at 8 PM EST, Adam Dalva will moderate a conversation with the team of a new forthcoming magazine, Astra Magazine. Editor-in-Chief Nadja Spiegelman (former web editor of the Paris Review), Deputy Editor Sam Rutter, and Poetry Editor Aria Aber will give a behind the scenes look at the work that goes

The Art of Reviewing Literature in Translation

Zoom

The National Book Critics Circle is pleased to announce that it will be launching a new prize for work in translation starting with the 2022 publishing year. The Gregg Barrios Book in Translation Prize will honor the best book of any genre translated into English and published in the United States. In honor of the

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REGISTER: The Critic As Artist Panel Followed by 2021 NBCC Award Announcements

January 20, 2022. 7 pm EST Please join President David Varno and the National Book Critics Circle Board of Directors for a virtual panel celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing followed by the announcement of the Balakian award by 2015 winner Carlos Lozada and of the finalists for

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NBCC at AWP22 On Comics Criticism: Graphic Novels as Both Literature and Pop

121BC, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA

121BC, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level Saturday, March 26, 2022 12:10 pm to 1:25 pm Eastern https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/event_detail/21792 The medium of comics is well-established as presenting works of literary value, but critical writing can be mired in a defensive position (not just for kids; not just illustration; not just a fad). Critics and culture writers discuss

Celebrating the NBCC’s Emerging Critics: How Is a Book Critic Made?

Celebrating the NBCC’s Emerging Critics: How is a Book Critic Made? A conversation featuring the NBCC’s Emerging Critics Past and Present. Thursday, April 7th at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT. Online.   With Emerging Critics Fellowship program founder, past NBCC president, and current board member Elizabeth Taylor and Emerging Critics from each cohort, describing how

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Brooklyn Book Festival: A Bookend Event with Debut Authors

John Leonard Prize winners and nominees Torrey Peters, Larissa Pham, and Kirstin Valdez Quade join the National Book Critics Circle to talk about what happens after the debut. How have their careers changed? What are they working on now? What are some problems they've encountered as they've begun to contemplate what's next? Moderated by NBCC