In his opening remarks, National Book Critics Circle president John Freeman described “enormous changes in the critical landscape,” citing the proliferation of online venues for book criticism and shrinking review space in print publications as forces with which readers, writers and critics have had to reckon this past year. Nonetheless, the 2007 NBCC awards ceremony, held at the New School's Tishman Auditorium last Thursday night, celebrated the endurance of literature and literacy in America. All winners with the exception of Junot Díaz, winner of the Fiction award, were in attendance at last week's celebration.