National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced

empire-of-the-summer-moonThe National Book Critics Circle Award finalists have been announced:

Fiction

A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan

Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen

To the End of the Land, by David Grossman

Comedy in a Minor Key, by Hans Keilson

Skippy Dies, by Paul Murray

Nonfiction

Nothing to Envy, by Barbara Demick

Empire of the Summer Moon, by S.C. Gwynne

Apollo’s Angels, by Jennifer Homans

The Emperor of All Maladies, by Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson

Autobiography

Half a Life, by Darin Strauss

Just Kids, by Patti Smith

Crossing Mandelbaum Gate, by Kai Bird

The Autobiography of an Execution, by David Dow

Hitch-22, by Christopher Hitchens

Hiroshima in the AM, by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

Biography

How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, by Sarah Bakewell

The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography, by Selina Hastings

Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous With American History, by Yunte Huang

The Killing of Crazy Horse, by Thomas Powers

Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends, by Tom Segev

Poetry

One With Others, by C.D. Wright

Nox, by Anne Carson

The Eternal City, by Kathleen Graber

Lighthead, by Terrance Hayes

The Best of It, by Kay Ryan

Criticism

The Possessed, by Elif Batuman

The Professor and Other Writings, by Terry Castle

Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West, by Clare Cavanagh

The Cruel Radience, by Susan Linfield

Vanishing Point, by Ander Monson

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