The National Book Critics Circle Award

Each year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism.

1975 Winners & Finalists


  • Fiction: E.L. Doctorow, Ragtime
  • General Nonfiction: R.W.B. Lewis, Edith Wharton: A Biography (Harper & Row)
  • Poetry: John Ashbery, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (Viking)
  • Criticism: Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory (Oxford University Press)