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Critical Mass

Dispatch from the National Book Critics Circle Awards ceremony.
Introduction
Our intrepid reporter, Daniel Nester, attended the National Book Critics Circle Awards ceremony and lived to tell the tale. At one point, there were even hisses from the audience.

My evening begins around the corner from the ceremony at the French restaurant Caf

  • Daniel Nester’s most recent book is the memoir-in-essays Shader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church, Grief, and Other Unlearnable Subjects (99: The Press, 2015). He is the author of the nonfiction books How to Be Inappropriate (2009) and God Save My Queen I and II (2003, 2004), and is the editor of The Incredible Sestina...

Essay

Critical Mass

Dispatch from the National Book Critics Circle Awards ceremony.
  • Daniel Nester’s most recent book is the memoir-in-essays Shader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church, Grief, and Other Unlearnable Subjects (99: The Press, 2015). He is the author of the nonfiction books How to Be Inappropriate (2009) and God Save My Queen I and II (2003, 2004), and is the editor of The Incredible Sestina...

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