NBCC Finalists Read from Their Books

P1040029NBCC photoThis week brings the annual awards from the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC). The ceremony, to be held tonight, Thursday, Feb. 28, was preceded last night by a program in which more than 20 of the finalists read from their work. I’ll be going back to the New School tonight for the finale. Meantime, you can check out the finalists at this feature on galleycat.com, where they’ve assembled samples from all the honored titles. You may also peruse the program from last night listing all the readers and their books. Here too are the photos I took, such as this one of the elegant Zadie Smith, many of which show the author and their book cover projected alongside. I will post again after the ceremony tonight.
Saturday Update: The NBCC has now posted video of the readings night on their website:


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