NBCC Awards

The National Book Critics Circle Awards are a set of annual American literary awards by the National Book Critics Circle to promote "the finest books and reviews published in English".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.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.

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Hamnet By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781984898876
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2021

National Book Critic Circle Award 2020 for Fiction 


Luster: A Novel By Raven Leilani Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250798671
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Published: Picador - June 8th, 2021

John Leonard Award 2020- Award for a best book in any genre 


Here is the Sweet Hand: Poems By francine j. harris Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374602901
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 3rd, 2021

National Book Critic Circle Award 2020 for Poetry


Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning By Cathy Park Hong Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984820389
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Published: One World - March 2nd, 2021

National Book Critic Circle Award 2020 for Memoir


Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire By Tom Zoellner Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780674984301
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Published: Harvard University Press - May 12th, 2020

National Book Critic Circle Award 2020 for General Nonfiction


Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Japanese Woman and Her World By Amy Stanley Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501188534
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Published: Scribner - July 6th, 2021

National Book Critic Circle Award 2020 for Biography


Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration By Nicole R. Fleetwood Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780674919228
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Published: Harvard University Press - April 28th, 2020

National Book Critic Circle Award 2020 for Criticism


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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland By Patrick Radden Keefe Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307279286
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Published: Anchor - February 25th, 2020

National Book Critic Circle Award 2019 for General Nonfiction


The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) By Sarah M. Broom Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802149039
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Published: Grove Press - June 30th, 2020

John Leonard Award 2019- Award for a best book in any genre. 


Magical Negro By Morgan Parker Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793187
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Published: Tin House Books - February 5th, 2019

National Book Critic Circle Award 2019 or Poetry


Know My Name: A Memoir By Chanel Miller Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735223721
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Published: Penguin Books - August 18th, 2020

National Book Critic Circle Award 2019 for Memoir


Everything Inside: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) By Edwidge Danticat Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525563051
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Published: Vintage - July 7th, 2020

National Book Critic Circle Award 2019 for Fiction


The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth By Josh Levin Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316513289
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

National Book Critic Circle Award 2019 for Biography


Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals By Saidiya Hartman Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393357622
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020

National Book Critic Circle Award 2019 for Criticism