Kathleen Mcgurl Biography & Facts
The National Book Critics Circle Awards are a set of annual American literary awards by the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) to promote "the finest books and reviews published in English".
The first NBCC awards were announced and presented January 16, 1976.There are six awards to books published in the U.S. during the preceding calendar year, in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir/Autobiography, Biography, and Criticism. Four of them span the entire NBCC award history; Memoir/Autobiography and Biography were recognized by one "Autobiography/Biography" award for publication years 1983 to 2004, then replaced by two awards. Beginning in 2014, the NBCC also presents a special "first book" award across all six categories, named the John Leonard Award in honor of literary critic and NBCC founding member John Leonard, who died in 2008.Books previously published in English are not eligible, such as re-issues and paperback editions. Nor does the NBC Circle consider "cookbooks, self help books (including inspirational literature), reference books, picture books or children's books". They do consider "translations, short story and essay collections, self published books, and any titles that fall under the general categories".The judges are the volunteer directors of the NBCC who are 24 members serving rotating three-year terms, with eight elected annually by the voting members,
namely "professional book review editors and book reviewers".Winners of the awards are announced each year at the NBCC awards ceremony in conjunction with the yearly membership meeting, which takes place in March.
John Leonard Award
Award for a best first book in any genre.
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award
Ivan Sandrof was one founder of the National Book Critics Circle and its first President.The Sandrof Award has also been presented as the "Ivan Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement in Publishing" and the "Ivan Sandrof Award, Contribution to American Arts & Letters".
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing
The Balakian Citation is annual. It honors Nona Balakian, who was one of three NBCC founders. For 43 years, Balakian was an editor on the staff of the New York Times Book Review. Five finalists are announced each year, one of whom is selected as the winner of the citation. The award has been called "the most prestigious award for book criticism in the country".
Award year is for the book publication year, currently January 1 to December 31.2007
The 2007 award winners () were announced on March 6, 2008.
Vikram Chandra, Sacred Games (HarperCollins) Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Riverhead)
Hisham Matar, In the Country of Men (Dial Press)
Joyce Carol Oates, The Gravedigger's Daughter (Ecco)
Marianne Wiggins, The Shadow Catcher (Simon and Schuster)General nonfiction
Philip Gura, American Transcendentalism (Hill & Wang)
Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America 1815–1848 (Oxford University Press) Harriet Washington, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present (Doubleday)
Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: A History of the CIA (Doubleday)
Alan Weisman, The World Without Us (Thomas Dunne BKs/St. Martin’s)Autobiography
Joshua Clark, Heart Like Water: Surviving Katrina and Life in Its Disaster Zone (Free Press) Edwidge Danticat, Brother, I'm Dying (Knopf)
Joyce Carol Oates, The Journals of Joyce Carol Oates, 1973–1982 (Ecco)
Sara Paretsky, Writing in an Age of Silence (Verso)
Anna Politkovskaya, Russian Diary: A Journalist's Final Account of Life, Corruption and Death in Putin's Russia (Random House)Biography Tim Jeal, Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa’s Greatest Explorer (Yale University Press)
Hermione Lee, Edith Wharton (Knopf)
Arnold Rampersad, Ralph Ellison (Knopf)
John Richardson, A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917–1932 (Knopf)
Claire Tomalin, Thomas Hardy (Penguin Press)Poetry Mary Jo Bang, Elegy (Graywolf)
Matthea Harvey, Modern Life (Graywolf)
Michael O'Brien, Sleeping and Waking (Flood)
Tom Pickard, The Ballad of Jamie Allan (Flood)
Tadeusz Rózewicz, New Poems (Archipelago)Criticism
Joan Acocella, Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints (Pantheon)
Julia Alvarez, Once Upon a Quniceanera (Viking)
Susan Faludi, The Terror Dream (Metropolitan/Holt)
Ben Ratliff, Coltrane: The Story of a Sound (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)The Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing
Brooke Allen Sam Anderson, book critic for New York magazine
Adam KirschIvan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award
Emilie Buchwald, writer, editor, and founding publisher of Milkweed Editions, in Minneapolis.2008
The 2008 winners () were announced March 12, 2009.
Fiction Roberto Bolaño, 2666 (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)
Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project (Riverhead)
Marilynne Robinson, Home (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)
Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge (Random House)
M. Glenn Taylor, The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart (West Virginia University Press)General nonfiction
Drew Gilpin Faust, This Republic of Suffering (Knopf) Dexter Filkins, The Forever War (Knopf)
George C. Herring, From Colony to Superpower: US Foreign Relations Since 1776 (Oxford University Press)
Allan Lichtman, White Protestant Nation (Atlantic)
Jane Mayer, The Dark Side (Doubleday)Autobiography
Rick Bass, Why I Came West (Houghton Mifflin)
Helene Cooper, The House on Sugar Beach (Simon and Schuster)
Honor Moore, The Bishop’s Daughter (W.W. Norton)
Andrew X. Pham, The Eaves of Heaven (Harmony Books) Ariel Sabar, My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq (Algonquin)Biography
Steve Coll, The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in an American Century (Penguin Press) Patrick French, The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul (Knopf)
Paul J. Giddings, Ida, A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching (Amistad)
Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (Norton)
Brenda Wineapple, White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson & Thomas Wentworth Higginson (Knopf)Poetry Juan Felipe Herrera, Half the World in Light (University of Arizona Press)
Devin Johnston, Sources (Turtle Point Press) August Kleinzahler, Sleeping it Off in Rapid City (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)
Pierre Martory (trans. John Ashbery), The Landscapist (Sheep Meadow Press)
Brenda Shaughnessy, Human Dark with Sugar (Copper Canyon Press)Criticism
Richard Brody, Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard (Metropolitan Books)
Vivian Gornick, The Men in My Life (Boston Review/MIT)
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