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National Book Critics Circle Awards winners announced

In the US, the winners of the 2021 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards have been announced.

The winners, chosen from finalists announced in January, are:


  • The Love Songs of W.E.B DuBois (Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Fourth Estate)


  • How the Word Is Passed: A reckoning with the history of slavery across America (Clint Smith, Dialogue Books)


  • Gay Bar: Why we went out (Jeremy Atherton Lin, Granta)


  • All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The true story of the woman at the heart of the German resistance to Hitler (Rebecca Donner, Canongate)


  • Girlhood (Melissa Febos, Bloomsbury)


  • frank: sonnets (Diane Seuss, Graywolf).

The winners were announced at a virtual ceremony on 17 March. For more information, visit the NBCC website.


Category: International news