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Tumarkin shortlisted for National Book Critics Circle Awards

In the US, Australian author Maria Tumarkin is a finalist in the National Book Critics Circle Awards for her book Axiomatic (Brow Books), published in the US by Transit Books.

Named in the criticism category, Tumarkin’s book is a finalist alongside Hanif Abdurraqib’s Go Ahead in the Rain (University of Texas Press), Lydia Davis’ Essays One (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Saidiya Hartman’s Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval (W W Norton) and Peter Schjeldahl’s Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light, 100 Art Writings 1988-2018 (Abrams).

Shortlists were also announced in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, autobiography, biography and poetry.

The winners of three additional prizes were also announced. Poet, songwriter and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye received the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award; Sarah M Broom’s The Yellow House: A Memoir (Grove) received the John Leonard Prize, which recognises outstanding first books in any genre; and Katy Waldman received the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in New York on 12 March. For a complete list of  finalists, visit the NBCC website.


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