February 18, 2016
Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano has been elected to the Board of Directors of The National Book Critics Circle, the 600-member organization that he formerly led as its elected President. The NBCC, which comprises many of the nation’s book editors, critics, reviewers and literary scholars, organizes and awards one of America’s three major book prizes, the NBCC Awards in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Criticism and Biography and Autobiography. The NBCC, which was founded in 1974 and is based in New York City, also presents, at its annual March ceremony in Manhattan, special awards for First Fiction, Lifetime Achievement and Excellence in Reviewing. Beyond its awards, it organizes symposia and events nationally that help support the world of literature and literary criticism.