The National Book Critic Circle Award finalists were announced this week. Sarah gives us the party scoop over at Galley Cat and includes a candid photo — Amy Bloom has never looked better, in our humble opinion. The NBCCA winners will be announced March 8, 2007. Anyone placing bets?
At the announcement luncheon, the NBCCA Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing was awarded to Steven G. Kellman. The award was presented by friend of the blog and former Balakian honoree Scott McLemee (read more on the event here).
National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists:
* Patrick Cockburn, The Occupation: War and Resistance in Iraq
* Anne Fessler, The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe V. Wade
* Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
* Simon Schama, Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
* Sandy Tolan, The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew and the Heart of the Middle East
* Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun
* Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss
* Dave Eggers, What is the What
* Richard Ford, The Lay of the Land
* Cormac McCarthy, The Road
* Donald Antrim, The Afterlife
* Alison Bechdel, Fun Home
* Alexander Masters, Stuart: A Life Backwards
* Daniel Mendelsohn, The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million
* Teri Jentz, Strange Piece of Paradise
* Daisy Fried, My Brother is Getting Arrested Again.
* Troy Jollimore, Tom Thomson in Purgatory.
* Miltos Sachtouris, Poems (1945-1971)
* Frederick Seidel, Ooga-Booga
* W.D. Snodgrass, Not for Specialists: New and Selected Poems
* Debby Applegate: The Most Famous Man in Amerca: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
* Taylor Branch, At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968
* Frederick Brown, Flaubert: A Biography
* Julie Phillips, James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon
* Jason Roberts, A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler