The National Book Critics Circle winners have been announced. The big winner, of course, is Kiran Desai who follows up her Booker win with another big prize for her mantle. Here they are, with excerpts:
- Fiction: The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai – excerpt
- Non-Fiction: Rough Crossings by Simon Schama – excerpt
- Autobiography: The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million by Daniel Mendelsohn – excerpt
- Biography: James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon by Julie Phillips – excerpt
- Poetry: Tom Thomson In Purgatory by Troy Jollimore – poem
- Criticism: Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences by Lawrence Weschler – excerpt
See also: More details at the NBCC blog.