2012 National Book Critics Circle Awards

Book TV presents the2012 National Book Critics Circle Awards from The New School inNew YorkCity.The awards are presented annually by the… read more

Book TV presents the2012 National Book Critics Circle Awards from The New School inNew YorkCity.The awards are presented annually by the nation’s critics in six categories, non-fiction, autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, and poetry.This year’s ceremony also includes the presentation of the Ivan Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement to Robert Silvers, editor of the New York Review of Books.

The 2012 finalists in each category:

Nonfiction:

Amanda Foreman, A World on Fire:Britain’s Crucial Role in the American CivilWar

James Gleick, The Information

Adam Hochschild, To End AllWars:A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

Maya Jasanoff, Liberty’s Exiles:American Loyalists in the Revolutionary War

John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead:Essays

Biography:

Mary Gabriel, Love and Capital:Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of Revolution

John Lewis Gaddis, George F. Kennan:An American Life

Paul Hendrickson, Hemingway’s Boat:Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961

Manning Marable, id="1332527207077S" style="display: noneMalcolm X:A Life of Reinvention

Ezra Vogel, Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

Autobiography:

Diane Ackerman, One Hundred Names for Love:A Stroke, A Marriage, and the Language of Healing

Mira Bartock, The Memory Palace

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Harlem Is Nowhere:A Journey to the Mecca of Black America

Luis Rodriguez, It Calls You Back:An OdysseyThrough Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing

Deb Olin Unferth, Revolution:The Year IFell in Love and Went to Join the War

Criticism:

DavidBellos, Is That a Fishin Your Ear?:Translation and the Meaning of Everything

Geoff Dyer, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition:Selected Essays and Reviews

Jonathan Lethem, The Ecstasy of Influence

Dubravka Ugresic, Karaoke Culture

Ellen Willis, Out of the Vinyl Deeps:Ellen Willis on Rock Music

Fiction:

TejuCole, Open City

Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

Alan Holinghurst, The Stranger’s Child

Edith Pearlman, Binocular Vision

Dana Spiotta, Stone Arabia

Poetry:

Forrest Gander, Core Samples from the World

Aracelis Girmay, Kingdom Animalia

Laura Kasischke, Space, in Chains

Yusef Komunyakaa, TheChameleon Couch

Bruce Smith, Devotions close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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