Thursday, January 19, 2017
Zadie Smith, Ann Patchett Among 2016 NBCC Finalists
The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) nominated 30 finalists in six categories—autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—for the 2016 awards.
Carol Anderson, author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, is up for the NBCC Award for criticism. Also among the finalists are Swing Time author Zadie Smith (fiction), Commonwealth author Ann Patchett (fiction), The Iceberg author Marion Coutts (autobiography), and Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War Viet (general nonfiction).
The awards ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will be presented on March 16 at the New School in New York City. The complete list of NBCC Award finalists for the publishing year 2016 is as follows