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


The Carrying

Ada Limón |  2018 Poetry

Feel Free

Zadie Smith |  2018 Criticism

Past Winners



LaRose

Louise Erdrich |  2016 Fiction

Evicted

Matthew Desmond |  2016 Nonfiction








Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel |  2009 Fiction

The Age of Wonder

Richard Holmes |  2009 Nonfiction

Cheever: A Life

Blake Bailey |  2009 Biography

Versed

Rae Armantrout |  2009 Poetry


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





Columbarium

Susan Stewart |  2003 Poetry

River of Shadows

Rebecca Solnit |  2003 Criticism


Atonement

Ian McEwan |  2002 Fiction



Being Dead

Jim Crace |  2000 Fiction

Award Winners