National Book Critics Circle Finalists Announced

Posted on January 27, 2012

The finalists for the 2011 National Book Critics Circle awards have been announced. The awards will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday, March 8, at 6:00 p.m. at the New School's Tishman Auditorium in New York. Here is the list of finalists:
  • Teju Cole, Open City (Random House)
  • Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Alan Hollinghurst, The Stranger's Child (Knopf)
  • Edith Pearlman, Binocular Vision (Lookout Books)
  • Dana Spiotta, Stone Arabia (Scribner)
  • Amanda Foreman, A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War (Random)
  • James Gleick, The Information (Pantheon)
  • Adam Hochschild, To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Maya Jasanoff, Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary War (Knopf)
  • John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead: Essays (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux)
  • Diane Ackerman, One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, A Marriage, and the Language of Healing (W.W. Norton)
  • Mira Bartok, The Memory Palace (Free Press)
  • Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America (Little, Brown)
  • Luis J. Rodriguez, It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing (Touchstone)
  • Deb Olin Unferth, Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War (Henry Holt)
  • Mary Gabriel, Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of the Revolution (Little, Brown)
  • John Lewis Gaddis, George F. Kennan: An American Life (Penguin Press)
  • Paul Hendrickson, Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961 (Knopf)
  • Manning Marable, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention (Viking)
  • Ezra F. Vogel, Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China (Belknap Press: Harvard University Press)
  • David Bellos, Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything (Faber & Faber)
  • Geoff Dyer, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews (Graywolf)
  • Jonathan Lethem, The Ecstasy of Influence (Doubleday)
  • Dubravka Ugresic, Karaoke Culture (Open Letter)
  • Ellen Willis, Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music (University of Minnesota Press)
  • Forrest Gander, Core Samples from the World (New Directions)
  • Aracelis Girmay, Kingdom Animalia (BOA Editions)
  • Laura Kasischke, Space, in Chains (Copper Canyon Press)
  • Yusef Komunyakaa, The Chameleon Couch (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)
  • Bruce Smith, Devotions (University of Chicago Press)

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