Nicholas Dames, Theodore Kahan Professor of Humanities, was announced as a finalist by the National Book Critics Circle for its best books of publishing year 2023. 

Professor Dames' book, The Chapter: A Segmented History from Antiquity to the Twenty-First Century, published in 2023 by Princeton University Press, is one of five finalists for the NBCC Award for Criticism.

The National Book Critics Circle Awards, founded in 1974 at the Algonquin Hotel and considered among the most prestigious in American letters, are the sole prizes bestowed by a jury of working critics and book review editors. The awards for publishing year 2023 will be presented on March 21, 2024 at the New School in New York City, in a ceremony that will be free and open to the public.

Robert G. O'Meally won the Ninth Annual Columbia University Press Distinguished Book Award for his book Antagonistic Cooperation: Jazz, Collage, Fiction, and the Shaping of African American Culture.