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2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists

The National Book Critics Circle honored three Macmillan authors and named seven of our titles as finalists for the 2017 NBCC Awards:

Fiction
THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott

Nonfiction
BORDER: A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova

Biography
PRAIRIE FIRES: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser

Autobiography
ADMISSIONS: A Life in Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh

Poetry
WHEREAS by Layli Long Soldier

Criticism
THE ART OF DEATH: Writing the Final Story by Edwidge Danticat
BUNK: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts and Fake News by Kevin Young

John McPhee (DRAFT NO. 4: On the Writing Process) is the recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. Named after the first president of the NBCC, the award is given annually to a person or institution, who has, over time, made significant contributions to book culture.

Carmen Maria Machado’s debut story collection, HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES, is the recipient of the fourth annual John Leonard Prize, established to recognize outstanding first books in any genre and named in honor of founding NBCC member John Leonard.

The recipient of the 2017 Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing is Charles Finch. Finch is the author of the Charles Lenox mysteries, including THE WOMAN IN THE WATER and A BEAUTIFUL BLUE DEATH, which was nominated for an Agatha Award and was named one of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2007.

The full list of nominees can be seen here. The winners will be named March 15.

2018 PEN Literary Awards Nominees (& Winners!)

UPDATE 2/21/18: Congratulations to our 2018 PEN Literary Award winners:

PEN/Jean Stein Book Award
WHEREAS by Layli Long Soldier

PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
THE BUTCHERING ART: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris

PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction
Edmund White (THE UNPUNISHED VICE)

The PEN American Center announced the nominees for the 2018 PEN Literary Awards and they include these Macmillan titles:
Shortlisted (full list)

PEN/Jean Stein Book Award
WHEREAS by Layli Long Soldier
BUNK: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin Young

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction
HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES by Carmen Maria Machado

PEN Open Book Award (For an exceptional book-length work of literature by an author of color published in 2017)
LESSONS ON EXPULSION: Poems by Erika L. Sanchez

PEN Translation Prize
THE IMPOSSIBLE FAIRY TALE by Han Yujoo

PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay
FLANEUSE: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London by Lauren Elkin

PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography
YOU SAY TO BRICK: The Life of Louis Kahn by Wendy Lesser

PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
THE BUTCHERING ART: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris

Longlisted (full list)

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction
THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY by Cherise Wolas

PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay
THE ART OF DEATH: Writing the Final Story by Edwidge Danticat

PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography
THE TRIALS OF A SCOLD: The Incredible True Story of Writer Anne Royall by Jeff Biggers
HOUSMAN COUNTRY: Into the Heart of England by Peter Parker readmoreremove

June 2017 Nonfiction Stars

Check out these *stellar* nonfiction titles joining your library shelves soon:

JANE AUSTEN AT HOME: A Biography by Lucy Worsley
“Worsley gives sharply drawn pictures of domesticity in the many homes that Austen inhabited, including her family’s rented houses in Bath and residences where she, her widowed mother, and sister visited as guests before they settled in Chawton, a site of pilgrimage for Janeites. A charming, well-researched journey to ‘Austen-land.’” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Her book is a lovely excavation of Austen’s home life, in which she provides readers access into places such as Pemberley without ever giving too much of herself away. This volume is sure to delight Austen fans, while Worsley’s examination of manuscripts will make new material accessible to scholars unable to visit the British Library, Hampshire Archives, Kent History and Library Centre, or the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Record Office.” Library Journal, starred review

THE ART OF DEATH: Writing the Final Story by Edwidge Danticat
“From ‘The Art of’ series, this emotional, brave work interrogates and bears witness to the ultimate unknown. Will appeal to readers looking for warmth and insight—whatever their personal circumstance.” — Library Journal, starred review

“National Book Critics Circle Award winner Danticat…takes on an unpleasant topic with sensitivity and passion.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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