The National Book Critics Circle was founded in 1974 by a group of the most influential critics of the day. It was awarded its first set of honors the following year. Now comprising of more than 600 critics and book editors throughout the country, the NBCC annually bestows its awards in six categories, honoring the best books published in the past year in the United States. It is considered one of the most prestigious awards in the publishing industry.
A big congratulations to our authors and their titles that made it into the longlist. A big congratulations as well to Hua Hsu, whose memoir Stay True won the autobiography award, and to Beverly Gage, who walked away with the Biography award for G-Man. All Penguin Random House titles are linked below!
The Furrows – Namwali Serpell
An Immense World – Ed Yong
Stay True (Winner) – Hua Hsu
The Man Who Could Move Clouds – Ingrid Rojas Contreras
G-Man – Beverly Gage
Mr. B – Jennifer Homans
Metaphysical Animals – Claire Mac Cumhaill, Rachel Wiseman
Seduced By Story – Peter Brooks
Constructing a Nervous System – Margo Jefferson
John Leonard Prize
The Rabbit Hutch – Tess Gunty
Ancestor Trouble – Maud Newton
Greg Barrios Book in Translation
The Books of Jacob – Olga Tokarczuk