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    Here are the National Book Critics Circle Award winners!

    Katie Yee

    March 12, 2020, 7:00pm

    This evening, the National Book Critics Circle announced the winners of their annual awards, which celebrates excellent writing and encourages the discourse around literature. These are the only national awards chosen by the book critics themselves.

    The original ceremony that was supposed to be held tonight at The New School was cancelled on account of COVID-19. However, the National Book Critics Circle Board is planning to honor the winners and finalists at a gala in New York City on September 12th.

    Below are this year’s winners. Congratulations to all!

    AUTOBIOGRAPHY

    know my name chanel miller

    Chanel Miller, Know My Name
    (Viking)

     

    BIOGRAPHY

    the queen levin

    Josh Levin, The Queen
    (Little, Brown)

     

    CRITICISM

    Wayward Lives Beautiful Experiments_Saidiya Hartman

    Saidiya Hartman, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments
    (W. W. Norton)

     

    FICTION

    Edwidge Danticat, Everything Inside

    Edwidge Danticat, Everything Inside
    (Knopf)

    Read a conversation with Edwidge Danticat.

     

    NONFICTION

    Patrick Radden Keefe, Say Nothing

    Patrick Radden Keefe, Say Nothing
    (Doubleday)

     

    POETRY

    Morgan Parker, Magical Negro
    (Tin House)

    Read “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner,” a poem from this collection.

     

    THE JOHN LEONARD PRIZE

    The Yellow House

    Sarah M. Broom, The Yellow House
    (Grove)

    Read Sarah M. Broom on coming of age in New Orleans.

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