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National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced

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The finalists for the annual National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Award are now out. The fiction list includes four books by women, three of which have already gotten some award love from the National Book Award and the Booker Prize. The other two books have received strong notices from reviewers and buzz from bloggers. Here are the finalists for fiction and non-fiction with excerpts and other links where available. As a side note, the NBCC award is particularly interesting in that it is one of the few major awards that pits American books against overseas (usually British) books.

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For more on the NBCC Awards and the finalists in the other categories, check out the NBCC’s blog.





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3 Responses to “National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced”

  1. paula
    at 12:55 pm on January 24, 2010

    Bonnie Jo Campbell’s American Salvage is really really good. I have my fingers crossed she’ll win.

  2. Samantha Peale
    at 12:22 pm on January 26, 2010

    I’m rooting for Michelle Huneven’s BLAME.

  3. Will Brandon
    at 3:39 pm on February 17, 2010

    Wolf Hall is an awesome book regardless it wins the prize or not. I hope the novel ‘Somewhere carnal over 40 winks’ be nominated next year. It deserves all the raised hands.

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