2012 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced

January 14, 2013 | 10 books mentioned 5

The finalists for the annual National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Award have been announced. The fiction list includes one of the biggest fiction releases of last year and a book in translation. To our eye, the five make up a well-rounded an interesting mix of titles. Here are the finalists for fiction and non-fiction with excerpts and other links where available. As a side note, the NBCC award is particularly interesting in that it is one of the few major awards that pits American books against overseas (usually British) books.

Fiction

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Nonfiction

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For more on the NBCC Awards and the finalists in the other categories, visit the NBCC.

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