Gregg Barrios Donation Funds National Book Critics Circle’s Balakian Award

by Jon Hansen, Publisher on May 23, 2012

Edith Pearlman, NBCC 2011 fiction winner, with Gregg Barrios

Edith Pearlman, NBCC 2011 fiction winner, with Gregg Barrios

Gregg Barrios, a board member of the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC), has donated funds for the NBCC Nona Balakian Award, which was established in 1987. Barrios’ donation provides first-time funding for the  award. NBCC President Eric Banks made the announcement in his “President’s Message”:

Thanks to a generous contribution from board member Gregg Barrios dedicated to funding the award for the next three years, we are able for the first time to provide a monetary award to go along with the citation.

The next recipient of the award will be presented with a citation and a $1,000 check. Gregg Barrios has donated enough money to fund the Balakian award for several years.

Gregg Barrios is author of the play RANCHO PANCHO and a collection of poems entitled LA CAUSA. Both are published by Hansen Publishing Group. He also has two forthcoming books with Hansen Publishing Group: PURO ROLLO (fall 2012) and THE MEN WHO MADE TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: Pancho Rodriguez and Frank Merlo (fall 2013).

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Doris Triana May 26, 2012 at 12:30 am

Very cool, Gregg. You are leaving a legacy for all of us to follow.

Congrats and Best wishes. Doris T.

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