The National Book Critics Circle Award

2015 NBCC Award Finalists

Announcing the National Book Critics Awards Finalists for Publishing Year 2015

2015 NBCC Award Winners

National Book Critics Circle Announces Award Winners for Publishing Year 2015

Fiction

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Paul Beatty
The Sellout
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)


General Nonfiction

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Sam Quinones
Dreamland: The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic
(Bloomsbury)


Autobiography

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Margo Jefferson
Negroland
(Pantheon)


Biography

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


Criticism

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Maggie Nelson
The Argonauts
(Graywolf)


Poetry

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Ross Gay
Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitude
(University of Pittsburgh Press)


John Leonard Prize

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Kirstin Valdez Quade
Night at the Fiestas
(W.W. Norton)


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Videos and Podcasts

NBCC 2015 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2015 Finalists Reading

NBCC 2014 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2013 Awards Ceremony

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Video: New Literary Journals

Video: The VIDA Count and Gender Bias in Book Reviewing

Podcast: What Is Criticism? NBCC Winners and Finalists at AWP

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