2017 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners

March 15, 2018 | 6 books mentioned

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The 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award winners were announced tonight in New York City. Along with the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, John Leonard Prize, and Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing, which were announced in January, the winners in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Criticism, Autobiography, and Biography were all presented.

This year’s recipients of the National Book Critics Circle Awards are:

Fiction
Improvement by Joan Silber (Silber’s a Year in Reading alum)

Nonfiction
The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America by Frances FitzGerald

Poetry
Whereas by Layli Long Soldier (Recommended by our own Nick Ripatrazone)

Criticism
You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages by Carina Chocano

Autobiography
Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China by Xiaolu Guo

Biography
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser

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