The National Book Critics Circle has announced the winners of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Awards, as well as honoring the recipients of three direct (non-shortlisted) awards. Take a look!

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  • WINNER: The Sellout by Paul Beatty
  • Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  • The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli
  • The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
  • Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

 

GENERAL NONFICTION

  • WINNER: Dreamland: The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones
  • SPQR: A History of Rome by Mary Beard
  • Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman
  • Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy
  • What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing by Brian Seibert

 

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

  • WINNER: Negroland by Margo Jefferson
  • The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander
  • The Odd Woman and the City by Vivian Gornick
  • Bettyville by George Hodgman
  • H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

 

BIOGRAPHY

  • WINNER: Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon
  • Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth by Terry Alford
  • Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T.J. Stiles
  • Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva by Rosemary Sullivan
  • Dietrich and Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives by Karin Wieland and Shelly Frisch

 

CRITICISM

  • WINNER: The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Eternity’s Sunrise: The Imaginative World of William Blake by Leo Damrosch
  • On Elizabeth Bishop by Colm Tóibín
  • The Nearest Thing to Life by James Wood

 

POETRY

  • WINNER: Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay
  • How to Be Drawn by Terrance Hayes
  • Bright Dead Things by Ada Limón
  • Parallax and Selected Poems by Sinéad Morrissey
  • What About This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford by Frank Stanford

 

JOHN LEONARD (FIRST BOOK) PRIZENight at the Fiestas by Kirstin Valdez Quade

IVAN SANDROF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Wendell Berry

NONA BALAKIAN CITATION FOR EXCELLENCE IN REVIEWING – Carlos Lozada (nonfiction critic for the Washington Post)

Congratulations to the winners, and to all the nominees, as well as to Ms. Quade, Mr. Berry and Mr. Lozada!

 

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