NBCC Asks Members to Sign Criticism Equity Pledge

The National Book Critics Circle has asked members to sign a Criticism Equity Pledge, which asks them to dedicate 30% of assignments to books by BIPOC authors. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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NBCC Board Member Retracts Criticism of Award Finalist

National Book Critics Circle board member Charles Finch has retracted his public criticism of author Brandon Taylor, a finalist for this year's John Leonard Prize, after an uproar about racism, bias, and conflict of interest. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-04 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Craig asked to step down as Myslexia judge after signing Rowling support letter

Amanda Craig has been dropped as a competition judge by women’s writing magazine Mslexia over her signing of a letter to the Times in defence of J K Rowling. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-30 08:48:57 UTC ]
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NBCC Members Push for Change In New Letter

An open letter published on Wednesday and signed by 30 members of the National Book Critics Circle entreaties its board of directors to make a number of changes related to its management and to issues of diversity. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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NBCC Schedules Meeting to Vote for Board Member Removal

In an email to its members on Wednesday, the National Book Critics Circle's board of directors announced that its members have called for a meeting to remove v-p of grants Carlin Romano from the board. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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NBCC Board Rebuilt as Members Seek Change to Culture

The National Book Critics Circle has appointed 15 members to its board, which was gutted following a racially charged controversy last month. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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NBCC Members Updated on Board Turmoil

In an email to National Book Critics Circle members from the organization's v-p of membership, Richard Z. Santos, the NBCC provided an update on the current state of its board of directors and issues pertaining to the potential removal of one member. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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NBCC Board, Down to 9 Members, Begins 'Difficult Internal Work'

One week after the National Book Critics Circle released an anti-racism pledge following the publication, on Twitter, of an email critical of certain phrases in that pledge, a now-gutted NBCC board of directors has released a statement addressing how it intends to move forward. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Poetry Foundation Responds to Criticism, Pledges Action

The staff and board of the Poetry Foundation said in an open letter that they are committed to "ongoing action in response to the call to dismantle white supremacy." The pledge came after an open letter highly critical of the Foundation's past treatment of marginalized was released and led to... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How Libraries Are Getting Members To Return: Critical Linking, December 3, 2019

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-12-03 11:30:46 UTC ]
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Asked about her critical new book, Trump calls Omarosa Manigault Newman ‘a lowlife’

President Trump has one word to describe former White House staffer and fellow reality-TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman: “Lowlife.” Manigault Newman says in her upcoming book, “Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House,” that the president used racial slurs on the set of his reality... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-08-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers sign NLT literacy pledge

Fifteen book businesses have signed this year’s Vision for Literacy Business Pledge, organised by the National Literacy Forum. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook and Amazon among businesses to sign literacy pledge

More than 50 businesses, including Facebook, Amazon and Experian have signed this year’s Vision for Literacy Business Pledge, orchestrated by the National Literacy Trust. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NBCC Launches Fellowship for Emerging Book Critics

The National Book Critics Circle is launching the NBCC Emerging Critics Fellowship to develop and nurture emerging book critics with training and guidance for one year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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China's WeChat signs UK copyright protection pledge

Chinese instant messaging service Weixin has signed a “significant” agreement to better tackle copyright infringement with the China-British Business Council. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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American Book Critics Pick Finalist for NBCC Awards

The National Book Critics Circle has selected its finalist for this year's annual book prizes, as well as awards for lifetime achievement and reviewing. The post American Book Critics Pick Finalist for NBCC Awards appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Former Belle & Sebastian band member signs YA deal

Hot Key Books has acquired two titles for teens from Stuart David, a founding member of the band Belle & Sebastian. Editor Naomi Colthurst bought world rights for Jackdaw and the Randoms and a further untitled Jackdaw book from agent Joanna Swainson at Hardman & Swainson. Bass player... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA panel asks: Do book critics need an ethics code?

The National Book Critics Circle recently surveyed reviewers about whether ethics guidelines are necessary for the industry. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hodder signs King's 'magnificent' Fairy Tale for September release

Stephen King has written  “a magnificent and terrifying tale” about a teenage boy with keys to a parallel world. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2022-01-25 09:54:00 UTC ]
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NBCC Awards Finalists Announced

On January 20, the National Book Critics Circle announced 30 finalists in six categories for its annual awards honoring the best books of the previous publishing year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-01-20 05:00:00 UTC ]
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