Last night the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC), of which I am a member, announced its award winners.
FICTION: Kiran Desai “The Inheritance of Loss”
NONFICTION: Simon Schama “Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution
BIOGRAPHY: Julie Phillips “James Tiptree Jr: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon”
CRITICISM: Lawrence Weschler “Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences”
MEMOIR: Daniel Mendelsohn “The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million”
POETRY: Troy Jollimore “Tom Thomson in Purgatory”
REVIEWING: Steven Kellman