The National Book Critics Circle Award

2013 NBCC Award Finalists

Announcing the National Book Critics Awards Finalists for Publishing Year 2013

2013 NBCC Award Winners

National Book Critics Circle Announces Award Winners for Publishing Year 2013

Fiction

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah
(Knopf)


General Nonfiction

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Sheri Fink
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
(Crown)


Autobiography

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Amy Wilentz
Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti
(Simon & Schuster)


Biography

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Leo Damrosch
Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World
(Yale University Press)


Criticism

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Franco Moretti
Distant Reading
(Verso)


Poetry

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Frank Bidart
Metaphysical Dog
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux)


John Leonard Prize

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Anthony Marra
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
(Hogarth)


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