National Book Critics Circle Award for 2018

The National Book Critics Circle awards are given each March and honor literature published in the United States in six categories—autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. These are the only national literary awards chosen by critics themselves. 

FictionMilkman

Milkman by Anna Burns

General Nonfiction 

Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan by Steve Coll

Autobiography

Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home by Nora Krug

Biography

Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous by Christopher BonanosThe Carrying

Criticism

Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith

Poetry

The Carrying by Ada Limón

John Leonard Prize

There There by Tommy Orange