National Book Critics Circle Awards

nbcc_logo_sq_bigger The winners of the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards for publishing year 2012 were announced in Boston on  February 28.  They include:

Fiction 
Ben Fountain, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (Ecco)

Nonfiction
Andrew Solomon, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity (Scribner)

Autobiography 
Leanne Shapton, Swimming Studies (Blue Rider Press)

Biography
Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, vol. 4 (Alfred A. Knopf)

Poetry
D. A. Powell, Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys (Graywolf Press)

Criticism
Marina Warner, Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights (Belknap Press: Harvard University Press)

If you’re looking for something good to read, check out this list of all past winners and finalists.

The National Book Critics Circle was founded in 1974 and honors outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism, and literature. It encourages and raises the quality of book criticism in all media and creates a way for critics to communicate with one another about their professional concerns.

 

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