Ta-Nehisi Coates, Maggie Nelson, and Lauren Groff among National Book Critics Circle Award Nominees Julia Johanne Tolo January 19, 2016 Scuttlebutt 6 Comments On Monday, the National Book Critics Circle announced the 30 nominees for their 2015 awards. Nominees are divided into six categories, autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The award ceremony is open to the public and will be held at The New School on March 17. The National Book Critics Circle Award was founded in 1974. Some past winners include John Updike, Philip Roth, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Marilynne Robinson and Claudia Rankine. This years nominees include Ta-Nehisi Coates, who already won the National Book award and received a McArthur Genius Grant, for Between the World and Me (criticism); Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts (criticism), Lauren Groff for Fates and Furies(fiction), Booker Price winner Helen MacDonald for H is for Hawk (autobiography), Mary Beard’s SPQR: A History of Rome (nonfiction) and Valeria Luiselli’s The Story of My Teeth (fiction). Three awards have already been given: Wendell Berry won the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, Kirstin Valdez Quade won John Leonard Prize for her short story collection Night at the Fiestas, and Carlos Lozada, associate editor and nonfiction book critic at The Washington Post won the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing. Below is this years nominees: AUTOBIOGRAPHY Elizabeth Alexander, The Light of the World Vivian Gornick, The Odd Woman and the City George Hodgman, Bettyville Margo Jefferson, Negroland. [Read our interview with Margo Jefferson.] Helen Macdonald, H Is for Hawk. [Read our interview with Helen Macdonald.] BIOGRAPHY Terry Alford, Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth Charlotte Gordon, Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley T.J. Stiles, Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America Rosemary Sullivan, Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva Karin Wieland and Shelly Frisch, Dietrich and Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives CRITICISM Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me Leo Damrosch, Eternity’s Sunrise: The Imaginative World of William Blake Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts. [Read our review of The Argonauts.] Colm Tóibín, On Elizabeth Bishop [Read our interview with Colm Tóibín.] James Wood, The Nearest Thing to Life. [Read our interview with James Wood.] FICTION Paul Beatty, The Sellout Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies [Read our interview with Lauren Groff and our review of Fates and Furies.] Valeria Luiselli, The Story of My Teeth. [Read our review of The Story of My Teeth.] Anthony Marra, The Tsar of Love and Techno. [Read our interview with Anthony Marra and our review of The Tsar of Love and Techno.] Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen [Read our interview with Ottessa Moshfegh.] NONFICTION Mary Beard, SPQR: A History of Rome Ari Berman, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America Jill Leovy, Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America Sam Quinones, Dreamland: The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic Brian Seibert, What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing POETRY Ross Gay, Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitude Terrance Hayes, How to Be Drawn Ada Limón, Bright Dead Things Sinéad Morrissey, Parallax and Selected Poems Frank Stanford, What About This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford 6 Responses adderum supplement January 20, 2016 I every time spent my half an hour to read this webpage’s content daily along with a mug of coffee. Reply Blythe January 27, 2016 It’s truly very complex in this active life to listen news on Television, thus I only use the web for that purpose, and get the most up-to-date information. Reply Tyler Podiatrist January 31, 2016 I sat down with Anderson just before the end of 2012 for a conversation about these initiatives and other topics affecting the DMA. Reply Florene February 4, 2016 We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with valuable info to work on. You’ve done an impressive job and our entire community will be thankful to you. Reply list of video games February 9, 2016 Hi there, of ourse this piece of writig is in fact nice and I have learned lot of things from it concerning blogging. thanks. Reply young composer February 17, 2016 It’s an remarkable article designed for all the web users; they will get advantage from it I am sure. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.