Friday, 7 March 2008

National Book Critics Circle Awards

The annual National Book Critics Circle awards ceremony celebrating the endurance of literature and literacy in America was held in New York last night. The 2007 Award winners, chosen from a strong group of finalists, were announced.
The complete list of winners in all categories:
Fiction: Junot Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
General Nonfiction: Harriet Washington, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
Autobiography: Edwidge Danticat, Brother, I'm Dying
Biography: Tim Jeal, Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer
Criticism: Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
Poetry: Mary Jo Bang, Elegy
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing: Sam Anderson, book critic for New York Magazine
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award: Emile Buchwald, founding publisher of Milkweed Editions

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