Monday, January 22, 2007

NBCC Award Finalists

The National Book Critics Circle Board of Directors have posted the finalists for the 33rd annual National Book Critics Circle Awards. Have you read any of the following books?


  • Daisy Fried, My Brother is Getting Arrested Again. (University of Pittsburgh Press)
  • Troy Jollimore, Tom Thomson in Purgatory. (Margie/Intuit House)
  • Miltos Sachtouris, Poems (1945-1971) (Archipelego Books)
  • Frederick Seidel, Ooga-Booga (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  • W.D. Snodgrass, Not for Specialists: New and Selected Poems (BOA Editions)
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun (Knopf)
  • Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss (Grove/Atlantic)
  • Dave Eggers, What is the What (McSweeney’s)
  • Richard Ford, The Lay of the Land (Knopf)
  • Cormac McCarthy, The Road (Knopf)
I did get a chance to hear Daisy Fried read at the Dodge Poetry Festival from her nominated book. She read a few poems and they were all very good.


gautami tripathy said...

I am currently reading Kiran Desai.

January said...

Sounds like a great book. I'll have to add it to my book list for 2007.

G said...

I have Dave Eggers' What is the What waiting for me to read. I'll have to check out some of the poetry, though. Thanks for the list, January.

bostonerin said...

Thanks for the award list. I'll definitely check a few out.

Can you imagine what it must be like to get that phone call?

For the best description of that thrill, visit Cynthia Lord's blog. Her debut book for young readers, RULES, was named a Newbery Honor book yesterday at ALA. She's a fantastic, warm-hearted person and her story will bring you to tears.

January said...

Erin, thanks for the info. I'll check out Cynthia's blog.

Yes, what a thrill it must be to get that call. Very Cool.

Paris Parfait said...

I've read one, two and four of the fiction nominees.


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