National Book Critics Circle
2016 (Fiction)
LaRose
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2016 (General NonFiction)
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Click to search this book in our catalog   Matthew Desmond
2016 (Biography)
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
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2016 (Poetry)
House of Lords and Commons
 Ishion Hutchinson
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2016 (Criticism)
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
 Carol Anderson
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2015 (Fiction)
The Sellout: A Novel
 Paul Beatty
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2015 (General NonFiction)
Dreamland: The True Tale of Americas Opiate Epidemic
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2015 (Biography)
Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley
Click to search this book in our catalog   Charlotte Gordon
2015 (Autobiography)
Negroland: A Memoir
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2015 (Poetry)
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude
 Ross Gay
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2015 (Criticism)
The Argonauts
 Maggie Nelson
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2014 (Fiction)
Lila
 Marilynne Robinson
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2014 (General NonFiction)
A brief history of seven killings : a novel
Click to search this book in our catalog   Marlon James
2014 (Biography)
Tennessee williams : mad pilgrimage of the flesh.
Click to search this book in our catalog   John Lahr
2014 (Autobiography)
Cant we talk about something more pleasant?
Click to search this book in our catalog   Roz Chast
 
2014 (Poetry)
Citizen : an american lyric.
 Claudia Rankine
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2014 (Criticism)
The Essential Ellen Willis
 Ellen Willis
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2013 (Fiction)
Americanah
 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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2013 (General Nonfiction)
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Click to search this book in our catalog   Sheri Fink
2013 (Biography)
Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World
Click to search this book in our catalog   Leo Damrosch
2013 (Autobiography)
Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti
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2013 (Poetry)
Metaphysical Dog: Poems
 Frank Bidart
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2013 (Criticism)
Distant Reading
 Franco Moretti
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2012 (Fiction)
Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk
 Ben Fountain
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2012 (General Nonfiction)
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
Click to search this book in our catalog   Andrew Solomon
2012 (Biography)
The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Click to search this book in our catalog   Robert Caro
2012 (Autobiography)
Swimming Studies
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2012 (Poetry)
Useless Landscape/A Guide for Boys
 D. A. Powell
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2012 (Criticism)
Strange Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights
 Marina Warner
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2011 (Fiction)
Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories
 Edith Pearlman
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2011 (General Nonfiction)
Libertys Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World
Click to search this book in our catalog   Maya Jasanoff
2011 (Biography)
George F. Kennan: An American Life
Click to search this book in our catalog   John Lewis Gaddis
2011 (Autobiography)
The Memory Palace: A Memoir
Click to search this book in our catalog   Mira Bartok
 
2011 (Poetry)
Space, in Chains
 Laura Kasischke
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2011 (Criticism)
Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews
 Geoff Dyer
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2010 (Fiction)
A Visit from the Goon Squad
 Jennifer Egan
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2010 (General Nonfiction)
The Warmth of Other Suns
Click to search this book in our catalog   Isabel Wilkerson
2010 (Biography)
How to Live OR a life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty
Click to search this book in our catalog   Sarah Bakewell
2010 (Autobiography)
Half a Life
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2010 (Poetry)
One with Others
 CD Wright
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2010 (Criticism)
Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics
 Clare Cavanagh
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2009 (Fiction)
Wolf Hall
 Hilary Mantel
Library Journal : Starred Review. As Henry VIII's go-to man for his dirty work, Thomas Cromwell (1485–1540...More
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2009 (General Nonfiction)
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
Click to search this book in our catalog   Richard Holmes
2009 (Biography)
Cheever: A life
Click to search this book in our catalog   Blake Bailey
2009 (Autobiography)
Somewhere Towards the End
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2009 (Poetry)
Versed
 Rae Armantrout
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2009 (Criticism)
Notes from No Mans Land: American Essays
 Eula Biss
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2008 (Criticism)
Childrens Literature: A Readers History from Aesop to Harry Potter (University of Chicago Press)
 Seth Lerer
Library Journal : Starred Review. Apropos of his subject matter, Lerer (English & comparative literature, Stanfo...More
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2008 (Poetry)
Sleeping It Off in Rapid City (Farrar, Strauss)
Click to search this book in our catalog   August Kleinzahler
Library Journal : Kleinzahler's tone might be world-weary, his characters slightly frayed, but each poem in this...More
2008 (Poetry)
Half the World in Light(University of Arizona Press)
Click to search this book in our catalog   Juan Felipe Herrera
Library Journal : Herrera has been honing his writing for 40 years, through 12 collections, so it's hardly surpr...More
2008 (Autobiography)
My Fathers Paradise: A Sons Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq
Click to search this book in our catalog   Ariel Sabar
Library Journal : Sabar, a former political reporter for the Christian Science Monitor, grew up as a typical ...More
 
2008 (Biography)
The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul
 Patrick French
Library Journal : This sweeping biography follows the Nobel laureate from his childhood in Trinidad to his college y...More
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2008 (General Nonfiction)
The Forever War
 Dexter Filkins
Publishers Weekly : Starred Review. Filkins, a New York Times prize–winning reporter, is widely regarde...More
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2008 (Fiction)
2666
 Roberto Bolaņo
Library Journal : This sprawling, digressive, Jamesian "loose, baggy monster" reads like five independent ...More
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2009 (Fiction)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Click to search this book in our catalog   Junot Diaz
Publishers Weekly : SignatureReviewed by Matthew SharpeAreader might at first be surprised by how many chapte...More
2008 (Nonfiction)
Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experiments on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
Click to search this book in our catalog   Harriet Washington
Publishers Weekly: Starred Review. This groundbreaking study documents that the infamous Tuskegee experiments, in wh...More
2008 (Biography)
Stanley, the Impossible Life of Africas Greatest Explorer
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2007 (Fiction)
The Inheritance of Loss
 Kiran Desai
Library Journal: A shell of his once imposing self, retired magistrate Patel retreats from society to live on what w...More
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2007 (Nonfiction)
Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
 Simon Schama
Library Journal: Given his popularity, Schama, widely known for his 15-part BBC documentary, A History of Britain...More
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2007 (Biography)
James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon
 Julie Phillips
Publishers Weekly: Starred Review. Journalist Phillips has achieved a wonder: an evenhanded, scrupulously documented...More
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2006 (Fiction)
The March
Click to search this book in our catalog   E. L. Doctorow
Library Journal: Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's long and bloody march to the sea remains one of the most enigma...More
2006 (Nonfiction)
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of Nuclear Disaster
Click to search this book in our catalog   Svetlana Alexievich
2006 (Biography)
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Click to search this book in our catalog   Kai Bird
Library Journal: Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in the life, career, achievements, and trials of ...More
 
2005 (Fiction)
Gilead
 Marilynne Robinson
Publishers Weekly: Fans of Robinson's acclaimed debut Housekeeping (1981) will find that the long wait ha...More
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2005 (Nonfiction)
The Reformation: A History
 Diarmaid MacCulloch
Library Journal: Does the world really need another general history of the Reformation? MacCulloch (history of the C...More
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2005 (Biography)
De Kooning: An American Master
 Mark Stevens
Publishers Weekly: This sweeping biography, 10 years in the making, chronicles in fastidious detail de Kooning's...More
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2004 (Fiction)
The Known World
Click to search this book in our catalog   Edward P. Jones
2004 (Nonfiction)
Sons of Mississippi
Click to search this book in our catalog   Paul Hendrickson
Library Journal: Hendrickson (The Living and the Dead) uses a photograph published in the July 1962 Life magazine as...More
2004 (Biography)
Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
Click to search this book in our catalog   William Taubman
Library Journal : There has been a surprising paucity of information produced about the baby boomers' biggest bo...More
 
2003 (Fiction)
Atonement
 Ian McEwan
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2003 (Nonfiction)
A Problem From Hell
 Samantha Power
Publishers Weekly : Power, a former journalist for U.S. News and World Report and the Economist and now the executiv...More
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2003 (Biography)
Charles Darwin
 Janet Browne
Library Journal : This volume concludes a magisterial biography. The first volume, Charles Darwin: Voyaging, examine...More
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2002 (Fiction)
Austerlitz
Click to search this book in our catalog   W. G. Sebald
Library Journal : This tremendously emotional novel is far easier to sum up than to evaluate: Jacques Austerlitz, an...More
2002 (Nonfiction)
Double Fold
Click to search this book in our catalog   Nicholson Baker
Library Journal : Baker keeps going after libraries, this time for microfilming old newspapers and brittle books. ...More
2002 (Biography)
Boswells Presumptious Task
Click to search this book in our catalog   Adam Sisman
Library Journal : Sisman, a former publisher and author of A.J.P. Taylor: A Biography, notes in his introduction tha...More
 
2001 (Fiction)
Being Dead
 Jim Crace
Library Journal : While not well known in this country, Crace (Quarantine) is established in Britain, where this nat...More
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2001 (Nonfiction)
Newjack: Guarding Sing-Sing
 Ted Conover
Library Journal : Having already documented the lives of illegal aliens (Coyotes) and hoboes (Rolling Nowhere), jour...More
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2001 (Biography)
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
 Herbert Bix
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2000 (Fiction)
Motherless Brooklyn
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jonathan Lethem
Library Journal : The short and shady life of Frank Minna ends in murder, shocking the four young men employed by hi...More
2000 (Nonfiction)
Time, Love, Memory
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jonathan Weiner
Library Journal : Seymour Benzer is not likely to be mentioned by members of the general public as being among the g...More
2000 (Biography)
The Hairstons
Click to search this book in our catalog   Henry Wiencek
Library Journal : This profile of the Hairstons, a large family of planters and slaves spreading from Virginia and N...More
 
1999 (Fiction)
The Love of a Good Woman
 Alice Munro
Library Journal : In the title story, set in the early spring of 1951, three young boys on a lark make a grim discov...More
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1999 (Nonfiction)
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families
 Philip Gourevitch
Library Journal : In 1994, the world was informed of the inexplicable mass killings in Rwanda, in which over 800,000...More
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1999 (Biography)
A Beautiful MInd
 Sylvia Nasar
Library Journal : John Forbes Nash's mathematical research would eventually win him a Nobel prize, but only after he...More
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1998 (Fiction)
The Blue Flower
Click to search this book in our catalog   Penelope Fitzgerald
Library Journal : Fitzgerald never repeats herself, and her latest novel, named Book of the Year by 19 British newsp...More
1998 (Nonfiction)
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Click to search this book in our catalog   Anne Fadiman
Library Journal : Award-winning reporter Fadiman has turned what began as a magazine assignment into a riveting, cro...More
1998 (Biography)
Ernie Pyles War
Click to search this book in our catalog   James Tobin
Publishers Weekly : No one on the flat plains of western Indiana could have foretold that a small, homely, self-depr...More
 
1997 (Fiction)
Women in their Beds
 Gina Berriault
Publisher's Weekly : Whether focusing on yuppies or drifters, social workers or Indian restaurateurs, heroin addicts...More
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1997 (Nonfiction)
Bad Land
 Jonathan Raban
Library Journal : Hunting Mister Heartbreak (LJ 4/15/91) told of British-born Raban's last journey through the Unite...More
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1997 (Biography)
Angelas Ashes
 Frank McCourt
Library Journal : McCourt is the eldest of eight children born to Angela Sheehan and Malachy McCourt in the 1920s. T...More
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1996 (Fiction)
Mrs. Ted Bliss
Click to search this book in our catalog   Stanley Elkin
Library Journal : After her husband's death, Dorothy Bliss stays on alone in The Towers, their Miami Beach retiremen...More
1996 (Nonfiction)
A Civil Action
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jonathan Harr
Library Journal : Harr, a former staff writer at New England Monthly, describes a case that is to the civil justice ...More
1996 (Biography)
Savage Art
Click to search this book in our catalog   Robert Polito
Library Journal : Polito, who directs the writing program at New York City's New School for Social Research and who ...More
 
1995 (Fiction)
The Stone Diaries
 Carol Shields
Library Journal : Author of the ``most satisfying'' The Republic of Love ( LJ 1/92), Canadian novelist Shields here ...More
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1995 (Nonfiction)
The Rape of Europa
 Lynn Nicholas
Library Journal : First-time author Nicholas presents a poorly written survey of the traffic in art under the Nazi r...More
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1995 (Biography)
Shot in the Heart
 Mikal Gilmore
Library Journal : The last months of lifetime criminal Gary Gilmore, who murdered two Mormon store clerks and then d...More
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