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National Book Critics Circle Awards winners announced

In the US, the winners of the 2020 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards have been announced.

The winners include:


  • Hamnet (Maggie O’Farrell, Tinder Press)


  • Island on Fire: The revolt that ended slavery in the British Empire (Tom Zoellner, Harvard University Press)


  • Minor Feelings: A  reckoning on race and the Asian condition (Cathy Park Hong, Profile)


  • Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A woman’s life in nineteenth-century Japan (Amy Stanley, Chatto & Windus)


  • Marking Time: Art in the age of mass incarceration (Nicole Fleetwood, Harvard University Press)


  • Here is the Sweet Hand (francine j. harris, FSG).

The winners were announced at a virtual ceremony on 25 March. For more information, and to see the full list of winners, visit the NBCC website.


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