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National Book Critics Circle Awards winners announced

In the US, the winners of the 2019 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards have been announced.

The winners include:


  • Everything Inside: Stories (Edwidge Danticat, Knopf)


  • Say Nothing: A true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland (Patrick Radden Keefe, HarperCollins)


  • The Queen: The forgotten life behind an American myth (Josh Levin, Little, Brown)


  • Know My Name: A memoir (Chanel Miller, Viking)


  • Magical Negro (Morgan Parker, Corsair)


  • Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate histories of social upheaval (Saidiya Hartman, W W Norton)

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

  • The Yellow House: A memoir (Sarah M Broom, Grove Press).

Australian writer Maria Tumarkin was shortlisted in the criticism category for her book Axiomatic (Brow Books).

The winners were announced on 12 March, with the NBCC deciding to cancel the usual awards ceremony in New York due to the threat of coronavirus. For more information, and to see the full list of winners, see the website.


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