Book Blog – Likely Stories, from Booklist Online » Blog Archive » National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists
Booklist Online

Booklist Online: More than 130,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers - from the trusted experts at the American Library Association

| | | | | | | | | | |
Book Blog - Likely Stories, by Keir Graff - Booklist Online

Likely Stories

A Booklist Blog
Keir Graff and editors from Booklist's adult and youth departments write candidly about books, book reviewing, and the publishing industry

« »

Monday, January 14, 2013 1:00 pm
National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists
Posted by: Sarah Hunter

It seems like just yesterday that I posted the National Book Critics Circle Award winners. So much so, in fact, that I searched for my original post to make sure I wasn’t repeating myself. Turns out it was about one year ago, and one year is enough time for a new batch of excellent titles to be published. Here are the finalists for this year’s National Book Critics Circle awards. The winners will be announced on February 28th, a date on which I’m sure I’ll be compelled to ask again, Where has the time gone?


HHhH, by Laurent Binet and translated by Sam Taylor

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain

The Orphan Master’s Son, by Adam Johnson

Magnificence, by Lydia Millet

NW, by Zadie Smith


Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, by Katherine Boo

Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, by Steve Coll

Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story, by Jim Holt

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, by David Quammen

Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, by Andrew Solomon


The Distance Between Us, Reyna Grande

My Poets, by Maureen N. McLane

House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East, by Anthony Shadid

Swimming Studies, by Leanne Shapton

In the House of the Interpreter, by Ngugi wa Thiong’o


The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, by Robert A. Caro

All We Know: Three Lives, by Lisa Cohen

Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece, by Michael Gorra

Robert Duncan, The Ambassador from Venus: A Biography, by Lisa Jarnot

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, by Tom Reiss


Reinventing Bach, by Paul Elie

Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, by Daniel Mendelsohn

Madness, Rack, and Honey, by Mary Ruefle

Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights, by Marina Warner

The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, by Kevin Young


Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations, by David Ferry

On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths, by Lucia Perillo

Fragile Acts, by Allan Peterson

Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys, by D. A. Powell

Olives, by A. E. Stallings



Leave a Reply

© 2014 Booklist Online. Powered by WordPress.
Quoted material should be attributed to:
Keir Graff, Likely Stories (Booklist Online).

American Library Association