The National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced in a ceremony at the New School in New York City last night. In addition to the winners in the six categories listed below, Toni Morrison received the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award and Phil Klay (here in the store tonight!) received the John Leonard Prize for Redeployment.
Since 1974, National Book Critics Circle Awards have been given each year “to honor outstanding writing and to foster a national conversation about reading, criticism, and literature.”
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and honorees!
Claudia Rankine – Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press)
Nona Willis Aronowitz – The Essential Ellen Willis (University of Minnesota Press)
Roz Chast – Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury)
John Lahr – Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh (Norton)
David Brion Davis – The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation (Knopf)
Marilynne Robinson – Lila (FSG)