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National Book Critics Circle Awards for 2007

National Book Critics Circle Awards for 2007

The National Book Critics Circle, founded in 1974, is a non-profit organization consisting of nearly 700 active book reviewers who are interested in honoring quality writing and communicating with one another about common concerns. Here are the winners for 2007:

  • Biography: Stanley: the impossible life of Africa’s greatest explorer by Tim Jeal
  • Poetry: Elegy byMary Jo Bang
  • Criticism: The rest is noise: listening to the twentieth century by Alex Ross
  • Autobiography: Brother, I’m dying by Edwidge Dandicat
  • Nonfiction: Medical apartheid: the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present by Harriet Washington
  • Fiction: The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz