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.
Milkman by Anna Burns
Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home by Nora Krug
Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous by Christopher Bonanos
Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith
The Carrying by Ada Limón
John Leonard Prize
There There by Tommy Orange