The National Book Critics Circle, which annually recognizes the best literature published in the United States, recently announced its list of 2012 finalists. The 30 finalists represent works in six categories: fiction, non-fiction, autobiography, biography, poetry, and criticism. (Short bios of each author follow the list of nominated books.)
The NBCC winners will be announced in March.
Past award winners (1975-2011) are available at this NBCC link.
The National Book Critics Circle was founded at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City in 1974. In addition to recognizing exceptional writing, the organization encourages a national conversation about reading, literature, and criticism. Read more about NBCC here.
Have you read any of the nominated books? Since I haven't, I'm especially interested in hearing your comments about any finalists you've read.
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