The National Book Critics Circle have announced the finalists for its 2011 publishing awards.
Teju Cole, Alan Hollinghurst and Jeffrey Eugenides are among the finalists in the fiction category. Manning Marable and John Lewis Gaddis made the finalist list for biography. Diane Ackerman and Luis J. Rodríguez are finalists for autobiography. Poetry nominees include: Laura Kasischke, Yusef Komunyakaa and Aracelis Girmay. Follow this link to see the complete list of finalists and their works.
In addition, Robert Silvers, editor of the New York Review of Books, won the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, and Kathryn Schulz won the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing.
Winners of the National Book Critics Circle Awards will be revealed at an awards ceremony on Thursday, March 8, at 6:00 p.m. at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium in New York.