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National Book Critics Circle Awards 2018 winners announced

In the US, the winners of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Awards have been announced.

Among the winners, chosen from shortlists announced in January, are:


  • Milkman (Anna Burns, Faber)


  • Directorate S: The CIA and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan (Steve Coll, Penguin Press)


  • Flash: The Making of Weegee The Famous (Christopher Bonanos, Picador US)


  • Belonging: A German Reckons With History and Home (Nora Krug, Particular Books)


  • The Carrying (Ada Limón, Corsair)


  • Feel Free: Essays (Zadie Smith, Hamish Hamilton)

John Leonard Prize (recognising an outstanding first book in any genre)

  • There There (Tommy Orange, Vintage).

Winners were announced at a ceremony in New York on 14 March. For more information, and to see the full list of winners, see the website.



Category: International news