2012 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners Announced

February 28, 2013 | 6 books mentioned 5

The winners of the National Book Critics Circle Award have been announced in New York City. The award is voted on by critics and considers all books in English (including in translation), no matter the country of origin. The winners in the various categories and some supplementary links:

Fiction: Ben Fountain, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (Ben Fountain’s Year in Reading, The Millions interview)

Nonfiction: Andrew Solomon, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity (Staff Pick, excerpt [pdf])

Autobiography: Leanne Shapton, Swimming Studies (The Millions review)

Criticism: Marina Warner, Stranger Magic

Biography: Robert CaroThe Passage of Power (The Millions review)

Poetry: D.A. Powell, Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys (Poet reading )


Previously: The finalists

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  1. That’s Shapton (not Sharpton) for the Autobiography win. Very exciting!
    PS. Feel free to burn this comment after reading – merely a friendly pointer from a stickler for spelling x

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