The National Book Critics Circle honored 2007′s best authors at the New School last night. Alex Ross, the Observer’s Best Listener in America according to Doree Shafrir, and Junot Diaz were among the big winners. Edwidge Danticat’s memoir, Brother, I’m Dying and Mary Jo Bang’s poetry collection, Elegy, also received awards. Full list of winners and finalists from the NBCC after the jump.
Here is the complete list of winners in all categories:
Fiction: Junot Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Riverhead)
General Nonfiction: Harriet Washington, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present (Doubleday)
Autobiography: Edwidge Danticat, Brother, I’m Dying (Knopf)
Biography: Tim Jeal, Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa’s Greatest Explorer (Yale)
Criticism: Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Poetry: Mary Jo Bang, Elegy (Graywolf Press)
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing: Sam Anderson, book critic for New York Magazine
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award: Emile Buchwald, founding publisher of Milkweed Editions
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