NBCC Finalists Announced

The National Book Critics Circle has announced finalists for its award. In the fiction category, the shortlist includes:

  • E.L. Doctorow, The March
  • Mary Gaitskill, Veronica
  • Andrea Levy, Small Island
  • Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
  • William Vollman, Europe Central

In general non-fiction, the finalists are:

  • Svetlana Alexievich, Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
  • Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East
  • Ellen Meloy, Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild
  • Caroline Moorehead, Human Cargo: A Journey Among Refugees
  • Anthony Shadid, Night Draws Near: Iraq’s People in the Shadow of America’s War

In the “autobiography” category, Joan Didion was, of course, nominated, as were Orhan Pamuk (for Istanbul) and Vikram Seth (for Two Lives).


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