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    National Book Critics Circle Awards

    The National Book Critics Circle Awards presented its annual awards. Each year, they award prizes to books in five categories: Biography and Autobiography, Anne Fadiman won in General Nonfiction for her book “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall…

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    Book Critics Circle Nominee Readings

    This program featured readings by nominees for the National Book Critics Circle Awards. The National Book Critics Circle is a 25-year-old organization, comprised of some 600 book critics and book review editors. The nominees appearing at this event included: Joseph Ellis for “American Sphinx: The Character of…

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    Literary Prizes

    National Book Critics Circle sponsored a forum that discussed the procedures and philosophy behind the granting of literary prizes. They examined how prizes should be awarded and judged and…

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    Book Review vs. Criticism

    Panelists discussed the differences between book reviews and literary criticism. They examined such issues as academic vs. popular reviewing and whether there has been a decline in true…