The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) award winners for publishing year 2015 were announced at a ceremony in New York last night. NBCC, regarded as one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, recognizes excellence in six different categories every year. The titles are selected by a committee of editors, reviewers, and critics. The winners are below, with links to Booklist reviews where available. Read more about the recipients on the National Book Critics Circle website.
Negroland, by Margo Jefferson
The Argonauts, by Maggie Nelson
The Sellout, by Paul Beatty
Dreamland: The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic, by Sam Quinones
Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitude, by Ross Gay
John Leonard Prize
Night at the Fiestas, by Kirstin Valdez Quade