National Book Critics Circle Awards – fiction finalists

Shortlists for the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced on January 23rd at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York city.

The NBCC, which has been around since 1974, is a non-profit organization comprised of 600+ book reviewers in the United States.
Seems like a good place to pick up a few reading suggestions…

Fiction finalists:

American Salvage: stories, by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel
Lark and Termite, by Jayne Anne Phillips

The Book of Night Women, by Marlon James
Blame, by Michelle Huneven
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Last year’s winner was 2666, by Roberto Bolano

Jesus’ good luck nose.

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