Monday, January 26, 2009

NBCC Book Award Finalists Named

The National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for its 2008 awards this weekend. They are:

- Dexter Filkins, The Forever War.
- Drew Gilpin Faust, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the Civil War.
- Jane Mayer, The Dark Side.
- Allan Lichtman, White Protestant Nation.
- George C. Herring, From Colony to Superpower: US Foreign Relations Since 1776.

- Paula J. Giddings, Ida, A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching.
- Steve Coll, The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family In An American Century.
- Patrick French, The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul.
- Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family.
- Brenda Wineapple, White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson & Thomas Wentworth Higginson.

- Rick Bass, Why I Came West.
- Helene Cooper, The House On Sugar Beach.
- Honor Moore, The Bishop’s Daughter.
- Andrew X. Pham, The Eaves Of Heaven.
- Ariel Sabar, My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq.

- Richard Brody, Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life Of Jean-Luc Godard.
- Vivian Gornick, The Men in My Life.
- Joel L. Kraemer, Maimonides: The Life and World of One of Civilization’s Greatest Minds.
- Reginald Shepherd, Orpheus in the Bronx: Essays on Identity, Politics, and the Freedom of Poetry.
- Seth Lerer, Children’s Literature: A Reader’s History from Aesop to Harry Potter.

- Roberto BolaƱo, 2666.
- Marilynne Robinson, Home.
- Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project.
- M. Glenn Taylor, The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart.
- Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kittredge.

- August Kleinzahler, Sleeping It Off in Rapid City.
- Juan Felipe Herrera, Half the World in Light.
- Devin Johnston, Sources.
- Pierre Martory (trans. John Ashbery), The Landscapist.
- Brenda Shaughnessy, Human Dark with Sugar.

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