Written by Jan Kline on March 16, 2009

2008 National Book Critics Circle Awards

The 2008 National Book Critics Circle Awards were presented Thursday night in a New York Ceremony. Here are the winners:

34347664.JPGFiction: Roberto Bolaño, “2666″

28762479.JPGBiography: Patrick French, “The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul”

28243790.JPGAutobiography: Ariel Sabar, “My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq”

27676840.JPGNonfiction: Dexter Filkins, “The Forever War”

27404196.JPG30018369.JPGPoetry: August Kleinzahler, “Sleeping It Off in Rapid City” and Juan Felipe Herrera, “Half the World in Light”.
For the first time, the Poetry award was shared by two titles.

27676740.JPGCriticism: Seth Lerer, “Children’s Literature: A Reader’s History from Aesop to Harry Potter”

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