F282. National Book Critics Circle Presents: Jeffrey Eugenides, Lorrie Moore, & Dana Spiotta

Ballroom C, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Three National Book Critics Circle–honored novelists read from their work and talk with NBCC President Kate Tuttle about inspiration, research, awards, evolving forms, the unique challenges of novels and short stories, and the imaginative process that shapes their originality. Since 1974, the National Book Critics Circle Awards have honored the best literature published in English. These are the only awards chosen by the critics themselves.


Kate Tuttle, President of the National Book Critics Circle, writes about books for The Boston Globe. Her reviews have also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, The Washington Post, and Newsday. Her essays on childhood, race, and politics have appeared in Dame, The Rumpus, and elsewhere.

Jeffrey Eugenides is the author of numerous books including The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex, which won the Pulitzer Prize, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and France’s Prix Médicis. His novel, The Marriage Plot, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and won both the Prix Fitzgerald and the Madame Figaro Literary Prize. Eugenides is a professor of creative writing at Princeton University.

Dana Spiotta has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the National Book Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her awards include the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, a NYFA fellowship, and the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside