National Book Critics Circle Announces 2017 Award Winners

Poetry Layli Long Soldier, Whereas (Graywolf) Criticism Carina Chocano, You Play The Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Trainwrecks, & Other Mixed Messages (Mariner) Autobiography Xiaolu Guo, Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China (Grove) Biography Caroline Fraser, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Metropolitan Books) Nonfiction Frances FitzGerald, The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America (Simon & Schuster) FictionContinue reading “National Book Critics Circle Announces 2017 Award Winners”

National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalists for 2017 Awards

The National Book Critics Circle has announced today winners of three prestigious prizes and nominees in nonfiction, biography, autobiography, poetry, criticism and fiction. The awards will be announced on March 15. Carmen Maria Machado’s debut story collection, Her Body and Other Parties (Graywolf), is being honored with the John Leonard Prize, which recognizes an outstanding first bookContinue reading “National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalists for 2017 Awards”

NBCC finalists

Here’s the list of finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards, to be announced in March: Nonfiction: Patrick Cockburn, The Occupation: War and Resistance in Iraq (Verso) Anne Fessler, The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe V. Wade (Penguin Press) MichaelContinue reading “NBCC finalists”