National Book Critics Circle Book Awards: 2013 Nominations

“The National Book Critics Circle awards are given each March and honor the best literature published in the United States in six categories—autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. These are the only national literary awards chosen by critics themselves.”  [Source]

FICTIONthe goldfinch

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah
  • Alice McDermott, Someone
  • Javier Marias, The Infatuations
  • Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being
  • Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

NONFICTIONyour service

  • Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy, Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and The Manhunt That Brought Him To Justice
  • Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in A Storm-Ravaged Hospital
  • David Finkel, Thank You For Your Service
  • George Packer, The Unwinding: An Inner History of The New America
  • Lawrence Wright, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and The Prison of Belief
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