National Book Critics Circle announces finalists for 2012 awards

More book award news, this time from the National Book Critics Circle (not to be confused with the National Book Foundation!), who have revealed the finalists for the 2012 publishing cycle. Winners will be announced in New York on February 28, and a finalists’ reading will be held on February 27 at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium at 6pm.

Here are the fiction finalists (see the other categories here):

HHhH by Laurent Binet

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


— Elissa Goldstein is one-half of The Outlet’s editorial team. (The other half is here.)


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