National Book Critics Circle 2020 Awards were presented during a virtual ceremony on 25 March 2021.
National Book Critics Circle 2020 Award Winners:
In Fiction Category– Maggie O’Farrell – for the ‘Hamnet’
In Nonfiction Category– Tom Zoellner – for the ‘Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire’
In Poetry Category– Francine j. harris – for the ‘Here Is the Sweet Hand’
In Autobiography Category– Cathy Park Hong- for the ‘Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning’
In Biography Category– Amy Stanley- for the ‘Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World’
In Criticism Category– Nicole Fleetwood- for the ‘Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration’
John Leonard Prize (for best first book): Debut author Raven Leilani, for the Novel ‘Luster’
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award: The Feminist Press, at the City University of New York
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing: Jo Livingstone, Writer at the New Republic
About National Book Critics Circle Awards:
The National Book Critics Circle Awards are a set of annual American literary awards by the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC).
Every year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in six categories includes Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism.
The National Book Critics Circle is an American nonprofit organization, was founded in April 1974 in New York City.