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:
Fiction: Roberto Bolaño, “2666”
Biography: Patrick French, “The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul”
Autobiography: Ariel Sabar, “My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq”
Nonfiction: Dexter Filkins, “The Forever War”
Poetry: 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.
Criticism: Seth Lerer, “Children’s Literature: A Reader’s History from Aesop to Harry Potter”