April 27 – May 4, 2006 Edition

Professional Critics

To Write Commentary

For NBCC’s New Blog

The National Book Critics Circle launched its own Blog April 21. The site will feature publishing and criticism, news and commentary, noteworthy reviews, tips, useful products, and anything else that catches their attention. According to the site, the NBCC bloggers are professional critics and book review editors, and judges of the yearly NBCC awards. Each post reflect the author’s personal views–not the views of the National Book Critics Circle.

Called Critical Mass, the site will feature commentary from the organization’s board members, including Jane Ciabattari, John Freeman, David Orr, Rebecca Skloot, Ellen Heltzel, Laura Miller, Art Winslow and Marcela Valdes. The site can be reched at: