National Book Critics Circle Award1997

Given by National Book Critics Circle

Other Names: John Leonard Award, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist
23 Works / 24 Items 56,126 Books 938 Reviews 4.0
The National Book Critics Circle, founded in 1974, is a non-profit organization consisting of more than 900 active book reviewers who are interested in honoring quality writing and communicating with show more one another about common concerns... The centerpiece of NBCC activities is the annual awards for the best book in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

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All, 2023 (42), 2022 (17), 2021 (36), 2020 (37), 2019 (33), 2018 (32), 2017 (31), 2016 (31), 2015 (35), 2014 (31), 2013 (31), 2012 (29), 2011 (29), 2010 (31), 2009 (29), 2008 (31), 2007 (29), 2006 (30), 2005 (30), 2004 (24), 2003 (25), 2002 (25), 2001 (25), 2000 (24), 1999 (25), 1998 (24), 1997 (24), 1996 (25), 1995 (25), 1994 (26), 1993 (19), 1992 (24), 1991 (24), 1990 (24), 1989 (26), 1988 (23), 1987 (26), 1986 (23), 1985 (25), 1984 (25), 1983 (25), 1982 (17), 1981 (20), 1980 (20), 1979 (21), 1978 (25), 1977 (16), 1976 (20), 1975 (4)
Announced:
January 25: Finalist2023 Recent

Winner 6

Finalist 24

WorkCategoryYear
Ernie Pyle's War: America's Eyewitness to World War II by James TobinBiography/Autobiography1997
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. EllisBiography/Autobiography1997
Virginia Woolf by Hermione LeeBiography/Autobiography1997
Walking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography, 1949–1962 by Doris LessingBiography/Autobiography1997
Making Waves: Essays by Mario Vargas LlosaCriticism1997
The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets by Helen VendlerCriticism1997
The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the Eighteenth Century by John BrewerCriticism1997
The End of the Novel of Love by Vivian GornickCriticism1997
God and the American Writer by Alfred KazinCriticism1997
The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets by Helen VendlerCriticism1997
Underworld by Don DeLilloFiction1997
Cold Mountain by Charles FrazierFiction1997
Le Testament Français by Andreï MakineFiction1997
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne FadimanGeneral Nonfiction1997
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon KrakauerGeneral Nonfiction1997
The Bible as it was by James L. KugelGeneral Nonfiction1997
American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence by Pauline MaierGeneral Nonfiction1997
How the Mind Works by Steven PinkerGeneral Nonfiction1997
Black Zodiac: Poems by Charles WrightPoetry1997
Desire by Frank BidartPoetry1997
Loose Sugar (Wesleyan Poetry) by Brenda HillmanPoetry1997
Questions for Ecclesiastes by Mark JarmanPoetry1997
Does Your House Have Lions? by Sonia SanchezPoetry1997
The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald1997

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The National Book Critics Circle, founded in 1974, is a non-profit organization consisting of more than 900 active book reviewers who are interested in honoring quality writing and communicating with one another about common concerns... The centerpiece of NBCC activities is the annual awards for the best book in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Website

Finalists

(English, Member-written)
The National Book Critics Circle, founded in 1974, is a non-profit organization consisting of more than 900 active book reviewers who are interested in honoring quality writing and communicating with one another about common concerns... The centerpiece of NBCC activities is the annual awards for the best book in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Website

Winners

(English, Member-written)

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