National Book Circle Critics Award Finalists 2017

The National Book Critics Circle announced its 30 finalists for the annual NBCC awards, which celebrate the best books of the year in six categories: nonfiction, biography, autobiography, poetry, criticism, and fiction.

The NBCC also announced the recipients of three prestigious prizes: John McPhee has won the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award; Carmen Maria Machado has been awarded the fourth annual John Leonard Prize for her debut story collection, Her Body and Other Parties; and Charles Finch has been awarded the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing.

The winners of the National Book Critics Circle awards will be announced on Thursday, March 15 at a free ceremony at the New School in New York City. Until then, the finalists are:

The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780871408662
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - March 14th, 2017

Nonfiction finalist


The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781439131336
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 4th, 2017

Nonfiction finalist


The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634536
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 3rd, 2017

Nonfiction finalist


Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977863
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 5th, 2017

Nonfiction finalist


A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781615194049
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Published: Experiment - October 3rd, 2017

Nonfiction finalist


Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781627792769
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Published: Metropolitan Books - November 21st, 2017

Biography finalist


The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780190626846
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 1st, 2017

Biography finalist


The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307907271
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Published: Pantheon Books - August 8th, 2017

Biography finalist


Gorbachev: His Life and Times Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780393647013
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 5th, 2017

Biography finalist


Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307597960
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 10th, 2017

Biography finalist


The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir Cover Image
By Thi Bui
$24.95
ISBN: 9781419718779
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 7th, 2017

Autobiography finalist


Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062362599
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Published: Harper - June 13th, 2017

Autobiography finalist


Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250127266
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 3rd, 2017

Autobiography finalst


The Girl from the Metropol Hotel: Growing Up in Communist Russia Cover Image
By Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Anna Summers (Translator), Anna Summers (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143129974
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Published: Penguin Books - February 7th, 2017

Autobiography finalist


Nine Continents: A Memoir in and Out of China Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802127136
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Published: Grove Press - October 3rd, 2017

Autobiography finalist


Fourth Person Singular (Pavilion Poetry Lup) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781786940193
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Published: Liverpool University Press - September 1st, 2017

Poetry finalist


Earthling: Poems Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393353433
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 28th, 2017

Poetry finalist


Whereas: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977672
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 7th, 2017

Poetry finalist


The Darkness of Snow Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781930630826
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Published: Wake Forest University Press - October 1st, 2017

Poetry finalist


Directions for Use Cover Image
By Ana Ristoviac, Steven Teref (Translator), Maja Teref (Translator)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781938890147
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Published: Zephyr Press - September 12th, 2017

Poetry finalist


You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780544648944
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Published: Mariner Books - August 8th, 2017

Criticism finalist


The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story (Art Of...) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781555977771
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Published: Graywolf Press - July 11th, 2017

Criticism finalist


Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys Into Race, Motherhood, and History Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393253757
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 13th, 2017

Criticism finalist


Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions Cover Image
By Valeria Luiselli, Jon Lee Anderson (Introduction by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781566894951
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 4th, 2017

Criticism finalist


Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781555977917
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 14th, 2017

Criticism finalist


Exit West Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735212176
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

Fiction finalist


The Ninth Hour Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374280147
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Published: Farrar Straus and Giroux - September 19th, 2017

Fiction finalist


The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Cover Image
$31.00
ISBN: 9780525590095
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Published: Random House Large Print Publishing - July 18th, 2017

Fiction finalist


Improvement Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781619029606
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - November 14th, 2017

Fiction finalist


Sing, Unburied, Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501126062
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Published: Scribner Book Company - September 5th, 2017

Fiction finalist