The National Book Critics Circle Award

2017 NBCC Award Finalists

Announcing the National Book Critics Awards Finalists for Publishing Year 2017

Fiction

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Louise Erdrich
LaRose
(Harper)


General Nonfiction

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Matthew Desmond
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
(Crown)


Autobiography

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Hope Jahren
Lab Girl
(Alfred A. Knopf)


Biography

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Ruth Franklin
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
(Liveright)


Criticism

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Carol Anderson
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
(Bloomsbury)


Poetry

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Ishion Hutchinson
House of Lords and Commons
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)


John Leonard Prize

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Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing
(Alfred A. Knopf)


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