National Book Critics Circle Finalists Announced

Oh yeah, the National Book Critics Circle has awards to give out too:

Fiction Finalists

2666, by Roberto Bolaño (Farrar)

Home, by Marilynne Robinson (Farrar)

The Lazarus Project, Aleksandar Hemon (Riverhead)

The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart, by M. Glenn Taylor (West Virginia University)

Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout (Random)

Poetry Finalists

Sleeping It Off in Rapid City, by August Kleinzahler (Farrar)

Half the World in Light, by Juan Felipe Herrera (University of Arizona)

Sources, by Devin Johnston (Turtle Point)

The Landscapist, by Pierre Martory (Sheep Meadow)

Human Dark with Sugar, by Brenda Shaughnessy (Copper Canyon)

Criticism Finalists

Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life Of Jean-Luc Godard, by Richard Brody (Metropolitan)

The Men in My Life, by Vivian Gornick (Boston Review/MIT)

Maimonides: The Life and World of One of Civilization’s Greatest Minds, by Joel L. Kraemer (Doubleday)

Orpheus in the Bronx: Essays on Identity, Politics, and the Freedom of Poetry, by Reginald Shepherd (University of Michigan)

Children’s Literature: A Reader’s History: Reader’s History from Aesop to Harry Potter, by Seth Lerer (University of Chicago)

Biography Finalists

Ida, A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching, by Paula J. Giddings (Amistad)

The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family In An American Century, by Steve Coll (Penguin)

The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul, by Patrick French (Knopf)

The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, by Annette Gordon-Reed (Norton)

White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson & Thomas Wentworth Higginson, by Brenda Wineapple (Knopf)

Autobiography Finalists

Why I Came West, by Rick Bass (Houghton)

The House On Sugar Beach, by Helene Cooper (Simon & Schuster)

The Bishop’s Daughter, by Honor Moore (Norton)

The Eaves Of Heaven, by Andrew X. Pham (Harmony)

My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq, by Ariel Sabar (Algonquin)

Nonfiction Finalists

The Forever War, by Dexter Filkins (Knopf)

This Republic of Suffering: Death and the Civil War, by Drew Gilpin Faust (Knopf)

The Dark Side, by Jane Mayer (Doubleday)

White Protestant Nation, by Allan Lichtman (Atlantic)

From Colony to Superpower: US Foreign Relations Since 1776, by George C. Herring (Oxford)





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