The National Book Critics Circle Award

Cover of The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois; abstract images of a woman, a tree and a sun
Cover of How The Word is Passed; all text, with the title words bolded
Cover of All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days; an X created out of Nazi-era documents and photos
Cover of Frank: Sonnets; a shirtless man making a fist and curling his bicep
Cover of Girlhood; the word Girlhood, in shades of pink, repeated and gradually disappearing
The cover of Afterparties, with a pink sky and two boys smoking in a pickup truck

Critical Notes

By Jennie Hann

Member Reviews/Essays NBCC board member Anita Felicelli reviewed Meron Hadero’s A Down Home Meal for These Troubled Times for Alta and Ottessa Moshfegh’s Lapvona for The Washington Post. Kitty Kelley

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