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National Book Critics Circle

So You Want to Be a (Successful) Writer?

Carrie La Seur | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
Carrie La Seur

Aren't there authors who stay outside the mainstream and are better for it? To satisfy myself, I concocted a version of objective analysis sufficiently rigorous to help a fiction writer relax. Scientists, shut your eyes.

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

NEW YORK (AP) — Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," the long-awaited novel by the author of "The Secret History," is a fiction finalist for the National ...

New Book Award Announced

AP | Posted 05.29.2013 | Books

NEW YORK -- A new literary prize has been established in honor of one of the country's most passionate book critics. The National Book Critics Circle...

From THE SLANT: Novelist John Reed Paves the Way for Repentant Book Critics

Stephanie Fairyington | Posted 03.25.2013 | Books
Stephanie Fairyington

Novelist John Reed, the 43-year-old son of renowned New York City artists David Reed and Judy Rifka, grew up among tall ceilings and long windows in the spacious lofts of 1970s TriBeCa, then a shabby bohemia burning with creativity.

National Book Critics Awards Shortlist Announced

Posted 01.15.2013 | Books

The National Book Critics Circle awards shortlist for 2012 has been announced, and there are few surprises in the names featured. The awards are no...

National Book Critics Announce Annual Awards

AP | By HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 03.09.2012 | Books

NEW YORK -- Short story writer Edith Pearlman has won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction. Pearlman was cited Thursday for "Binocular ...

(Snooty) Literature Critics Criticize Reader's Literary Criticism

David Ropeik | Posted 07.13.2011 | Books
David Ropeik

The flaws of customer criticism notwithstanding, the ability of readers to offer their feedback into the great public discussion of literature contributes significantly to an interest in reading, and writing.

2011 NBCC Award Winners Announced (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 2011 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards Ceremony was held last night at 6:00 PM at The New School in Manhattan. The finalists were announc...

Looking For Great Books For Your LIbrary? Try 4 Decades Of NBCC Winners (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards have been around since the 1970s and the winners over the decades make an impressive recommended readin...

National Book Critics Circle Awards Hilary Mantel's 'Wolf Hall'

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall," winner last year of the Man Booker Prize in London, was honored Thursday night on this side of the Atlan...

Hindu Group Protests National Book Critics Circle Nominee 'The Hindus' For Bigotry

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The organization Hindu Janajagruti Samit gathered before a reading of finalists for the National Book Critics Circle awards Wednesday night in New Yor...

National Book Critics Circle Reviews 30 books In 30 Days

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The National Book Critics Circle will announce the winners of its book awards on March 11 in New York City. It has begun counting down the days until ...

Rachel Zucker Doesn't Write Your Mother's Mom Poems

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

Rachel Zucker is a wife, a mother, a teacher, a doula and a grouchy subway rider. Now, she's also a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist.

National Book Critics Circle Prize Nominees Announced

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel and National Book Award finalists Jayne Anne Phillips and Bonnie Jo Campbell were among the nom...