The National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalist Are Announced

National Book Critics Circle FinalistsThe National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for their awards for outstanding books of 2015. Thirty finalists from six categories were selected by the 24-person board of directors, who are book critics and periodical editors. The finalists are chosen from books published in 2015. The awards for each category will be given on March 17, 2016.

And here are the finalists for the NBCC Awards:

 

FICTION

Fates and FuriesPaul Beatty, The Sellout

Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies

Valeria Luiselli, The Story of My Teeth

Anthony Marra, The Tsar of Love and Techno

Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen

 

 

NONFICTION

GhettosideMary Beard, SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Ari Berman, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Jill Leovy, Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

Sam Quinones, Dreamland: The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic

Brian Seibert, What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing

 

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

H Is for HawkElizabeth Alexander, The Light of the World

Vivian Gornick, The Odd Woman and the City

George Hodgman, Bettyville

Margo Jefferson, Negroland

Helen Macdonald, H Is for Hawk

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Custer's TrialsTerry Alford, Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth

Charlotte Gordon, Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley

T.J. Stiles, Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America

Rosemary Sullivan, Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva

Karin Wieland and Shelly Frisch, Dietrich and Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives

 

CRITICISM

Between the World and MeTa-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Leo Damrosch, Eternity’s Sunrise: The Imaginative World of William Blake

Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts

Colm Tóibín, On Elizabeth Bishop

James Wood, The Nearest Thing to Life

 

 

POETRY

What about thisRoss Gay, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude

Terrance Hayes, How to Be Drawn

Ada Limón, Bright Dead Things

Sinéad Morrissey, Parallax: And Selected Poems

Frank Stanford, What About This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford

 

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