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About the National Book Critics Circle Awards
The National Book Critics Circle, founded in 1974, is a nonprofit organisation consisting of more than 600 active book reviewers who are interested in honouring quality writing and communicating with one another about common concerns.
The centerpiece of NBCC activities is the annual awards for the best book in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
In addition to the best book awards, each year the NBCC salutes the most accomplished reviewer, from within the membership, with the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing, and recognises exceptional contributions to books with the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award.
Members of the NBCC communicate through Critical Mass, the blog of the National Book Critics Circle board, through the NBCC NewsWire, and at an annual membership meeting every March in New York City. The NBCC membership elects a 24 person all volunteer Board of Directors to nominate and judge books for the awards and guide all day-to-day activities. Members are encouraged to run for the board.
Winner, National Book Critics Circle Awards 2010 Fiction Prize
Fiction > Historical
August, 2009 Magazine
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