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, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World, by Leo Damrosch
Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti, by Amy Wilentz
Metaphysical Dog, Frank Bidart
Distant Reading, by Franco Moretti