The National Book Critics Circle Awards

The National Book Critics Circle, founded in 1974, is a non-profit organization consisting of nearly 700 active book reviewers who are interested in honoring quality writing and communicating with one another about common concerns. Every year the NBCC presents awards for the finest books and reviews published in English. 

For more information see: The National Book Critics Circle

2017 Winners


Improvement

Joan Silber |  2017 Fiction

The Evangelicals

Frances FitzGerald |  2017 Nonfiction

Whereas

Layli Long Soldier |  2017 Poetry

You Play The Girl

Carina Chocano |  2017 Criticism

Past Winners


LaRose

Louise Erdrich |  2016 Fiction

Evicted

Matthew Desmond |  2016 Nonfiction

Lab Girl

Hope Jahren|  2016 Autobiography




Five Days at Memorial

Sheri Fink |  2013 Nonfiction

Metaphysical Dog

Frank Bidart |  2013 Poetry

Distant Reading

Franco Moretti |  2013 Criticism



Binocular Vision

Edith Pearlman |  2011 Fiction

Liberty's Exiles

Maya Jasanoff |  2011 Nonfiction


Half a Life

Darin Strauss |  2010 Autobiography


Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel |  2009 Fiction

The Age of Wonder

Richard Holmes |  2009 Nonfiction

Cheever: A Life

Blake Bailey |  2009 Biography

Somewhere Towards the End

Diana Athill |  2009 Autobiography

Versed

Rae Armantrout |  2009 Poetry

Notes From No Man's Land

Eula Biss |  2009 Criticism


2666

Roberto Bolaño |  2008 Fiction

The Forever War

Dexter Filkins |  2008 Nonfiction


Elegy

Mary Jo Bang |  2007 Poetry

The Rest Is Noise

Alex Ross |  2007 Criticism


Rough Crossings

Simon Schama |  2006 Nonfiction


The March

E L Doctorow |  2005 Fiction



The Known World

Edward P Jones |  2003 Fiction

Sons of Mississippi

Paul Hendrickson |  2003 Nonfiction

Columbarium

Susan Stewart |  2003 Poetry

River of Shadows

Rebecca Solnit |  2003 Criticism


Atonement

Ian McEwan |  2002 Fiction

A Problem from Hell

Samantha Power |  2002 Nonfiction


Saving Lives

Albert Goldbarth |  2001 Poetry

The War Against Cliche

Martin Amis |  2001 Criticism


Being Dead

Jim Crace |  2000 Fiction

Quarrel & Quandary

Cynthia Ozick |  2000 Criticism

Award Winners