2014 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners

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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!

Poetry
Claudia Rankine – Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press)

Criticism
Nona Willis Aronowitz – The Essential Ellen Willis (University of Minnesota Press)

Autobiography
Roz Chast – Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury)

Biography
John Lahr – Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh (Norton)

Nonfiction
David Brion Davis – The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation (Knopf)

Fiction
Marilynne Robinson – Lila (FSG)

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