Tag Archives: National Book Critics Circle

Book Award Bingo?

If I had a little more time on my hands, or at least a little more patience, this would be the time to make up some cards for Book Award Bingo. Short lists are out this week from the National Book Critics Circle, The Tournament of Books, and my perennial favorite award ceremony, The Story […]

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Sunday Links, March 10, 2013

The National Book Critic Circle has handed out its 2012 awards. I’m intrigued by the winner of the criticism award: Marina Warner for Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights. Which one appeals to you? The James Tiptree Awards have been announced. I’m especially eager to read The Drowning Girl by Caítlin R. Kiernan, […]

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2011 NBCC Award Finalists Announced

The National Book Critic Circle has announced the 2011 contenders for the NBCC Awards. Nominees were announced by last year’s finalists at a star-studded event in downtown Manhattan, for which a good-sized crowd “braved a few inches of city slush”—never let it be said that literary types are wimps. It’s a good list, with no […]

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National Book Critics Circle Winners Announced

The winners of the National Book Critics Circle awards for 2010 have been announced, and it’s a shame there wasn’t a line on them at Ladbroke’s because you almost could have called it, right? And I don’t mean that as a bad thing. The NBCC has a certain zeitgeist to it, even with the constraints […]

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Keeping Out of Trouble: National Book Award Poetry Winners and NBCC Finalists

Here’s something to keep you good folks out of trouble for a while… two somethings, actually. Back in the summer of 2009, the National Book Foundation started a countdown of its 79 Fiction winners since the awards began in 1950. The series ran through September, with notes on each book by National Book Award board […]

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National Book Critics Non-Vicious Circle Awards

The National Book Critics Circle announced its 2010 NBCC Award finalists on Saturday night. It looks to be their typical pack of contenders—a combination of popular favorites and more obscure picks, a few predictable choices and a few from way out in left field. The fiction selections are nearly all books that made the majority […]

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Looking Ahead

Out of all the ways people are succumbing to big decade pronouncements this month, the ones that interest me most aren't the Best Of or Worst Of recaps but the prognostications. I always like to hear what people think is going to happen to me… hey, I've been waiting for that jet pack since third […]

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