National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced

January 24, 2010 | 10 books mentioned 3

The finalists for the annual National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Award are now out. The fiction list includes four books by women, three of which have already gotten some award love from the National Book Award and the Booker Prize. The other two books have received strong notices from reviewers and buzz from bloggers. 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.



For more on the NBCC Awards and the finalists in the other categories, check out the NBCC’s blog.

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  1. Wolf Hall is an awesome book regardless it wins the prize or not. I hope the novel ‘Somewhere carnal over 40 winks’ be nominated next year. It deserves all the raised hands.

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