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2013 National Book Critics Circle Awards

Yesterday, the National Book Critics Circle announced the winners for their 2013 book awards. Booklist reviews of the winning titles are included below where available. If you want to learn more about the awards (including the finalists in each category) or see some photos of the winning authors at the awards ceremony, visit NBCC’s blog.

Americanah


Fiction

Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Nonfiction

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, by Sheri Fink

Biography

Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World, by Leo Damrosch

Autobiography

Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti, by Amy Wilentz

Poetry

Metaphysical Dog, Frank Bidart

Criticism

Distant Reading, by Franco Moretti

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Biz Hyzy works as an editorial assistant for Booklist's Adult Books department, where she pilfers the most appealing ARCs before anyone else gets the chance. Besides reading, she enjoys swing dancing and ninja training (though, in her case, both include a lot of bumbling around).

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