Here are the finalists for the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Awards
Finalists for the prizes, whose winners will be announced March 25, include books by Martin Amis, James Shapiro, Raven Leilani and Karla Cornejo Villavicencio.
The NBCC had beenin solidarity with protests in the wake of George Floyd’s killing when an email exchange between Hertzel and board member Carlin Romano was posted on Twitter.AdvertisementIn an email, Romano had raised objections to the board’s proposed statement that “white gatekeepers” in publishing “stifle black voices.” He said he had seen “far more of white people helping black writers than of black people helping white writers.”
One of the remaining board members is Romano,a close and contentious removal vote in August.The full list of finalists: Read more: Los Angeles Times »
Myanmar authorities kill at least 38 peaceful protesters in bloodiest day since coup
At least 38 protesters were killed by authorities in Myanmar on Wednesday, marking the bloodiest day since the military seized power in an apparent coup last month.
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