A Wonderful Year for Oscar Wao

The National Book Critics Circle Awards have been announced.

Criticism

The Rest is Noise, by Alex Ross (Farrar)

Poetry

Elegy, by Mary Jo Bang (Graywolf)

Biography

Stanley: the Impossible Life of Africa’s Greatest Explorer, by Tim Jeal (Yale)

General Nonfiction

Medical Apartheid, by Harriet Washington (Doubleday)

Autobiography

Brother, I’m Dying, by Edwidge Danticat (Knopf)

Fiction

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz (Riverhead)

Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award: Emilie Buchwald
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing: Sam Anderson

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Keir Graff is the editor of Booklist Online and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix.

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