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

book cover image for Dreamland: The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic
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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