Friday, March 07, 2008

2007 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners

The National Book Critics Circle has announced its 2007 award winners:

Here is the list of this years winners and finalists:

Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award: Emilie Buchwald
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing: Sam Anderson


2007 Winner: The Rest is Noise, by Alex Ross

2007 Finalists:
Joan Acocella, Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints: Essays
Julia Alvarez, Once Upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the USA
Susan Faludi, The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America
Ben Ratliff, Coltrane: The Story of a Sound


2007 Winner: Elegy, by Mary Jo Bang

2007 Finalists:
Matthea Harvey, Modern Life
Michael O'Brien, Sleeping and Waking
Tom Pickard, The Ballad of Jamie Allan
Tadeusz Różewicz, New Poems, trans. by Bill Johnston


2007 Winner: Stanley, the Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer, by Tim Jeal

2007 Finalists:
Hermione Lee, Edith Wharton
Arnold Rampersad, Ralph Ellison: A Biography
John Richardson, The Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917–1932
Claire Tomalin, Thomas Hardy

General Nonfiction

2007 Winner: Medical Apartheid, by Harriet Washington

2007 Finalists:
Philip Gura, American Transcendentalism: A History
Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America 1815-1848
Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: A History of the CIA
Alan Weisman, The World Without Us


2007 Winner: Edwidge Danticat, Brother, I'm Dying

2007 Finalists:
Joshua Clark, Heart Like Water: Surviving Katrina and Life in Its Disaster Zone
Joyce Carol Oates, The Journals of Joyce Carol Oates, 1973–1982
Sara Paretsky, Writing in an Age of Silence
Anna Politkovskaya, Russian Diary: A Journalist's Final Account of Life, Corruption and Death in Putin's Russia


2007 Winner: The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz

2007 Finalists:
Vikram Chandra, Sacred Games
Hisham Matar, In the Country of Men
Joyce Carol Oates, The Gravedigger’s Daughter
Marianne Wiggins, The Shadow Catcher

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