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The 2023 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners

Read from the winners of various fiction and nonfiction categories.
Showing 1 - 8 of 8 Results
  • How to Say Babylon

    A Memoir

    A New York Times Notable BookA Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!A Best Book of 2023 by the New York Times, Time, The Washington Post, Vulture, Shelf Awareness, Goodreads, Esquire, The Atlantic, NPR, and Barack ObamaWith echoes of Educated and Born a Crime, How to Say Babylon is the stun... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home

    A novel

    by Lorrie Moore ...
    **A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • A NEW YORKER ESSENTIAL READ • From “one of the most acute and lasting writers of her generation” (The New York Times)—a ghost story set in the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries, an elegiac consideration of grief, devotion (filial and romantic), and the vanishing and persistence of all things—seen and unseen.A Best Book of the Year: The New Yorker ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Winnie and Nelson

    Portrait of a Marriage

    **A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • AN LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST • A WASHINGTON POST AND NEW YORKER BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR • A deeply researched, shattering new account of Nelson Mandela’s relationship with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela that “does justice both to the couple’s political heroism and to the betrayals and the secrets that hounded their union” (The New Yorker).Drawing on ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • We Were Once a Family

    A Story of Love, Death, and Child Removal in America

    WINNER OF THE 2023 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTIONA finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book PrizeA Washington Post best nonfiction book of 2023 | Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction“A riveting indictment of the child welfare system . . . [A] bracing gut punch of a book.” —Robert Kolker, The Washington Post**“[A] moving and su... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Waiting to Be Arrested at Night

    A Uyghur Poet's Memoir of China's Genocide

    Translated by Joshua L. Freeman ...
    A New York Times Notable Book of 2023A poet's account of one of the world's most urgent humanitarian crises, and a harrowing tale of a family's escape from genocideOne by one, Tahir Hamut Izgil's friends disappeared. The Chinese government's brutal persecution of the Uyghur people had continued for years, but in 2017 it assumed a terrifying new scale. The Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim minority ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Phantom Pain Wings

    by Kim Hyesoon ...
    Translated by Don Mee Choi ...
    Winged ventriloquy—a powerful new poetry collection channeling the language of birds by South Korea’s most innovative contemporary writerWINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR POETRYAn iconic figure in the emergence of feminist poetry in South Korea and now internationally renowned, Kim Hyesoon pushes the poetic envelope into the farthest reaches of the lyric universe. In her new ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Cold Nights of Childhood

    by Tezer Özlü ...
    Translated by Maureen Freely ...
    FINALIST FOR THE 2023 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE TRANSLATION PRIZE**“A profoundly moving account of desperation, exhilaration, and endurance.”—**Kirkus ReviewsThe Bell JarGood Morning, Midnight, by one of Turkey’s most beloved writers.The narrator of Tezer Özlü’s novel is between lovers. She is in and out of psychiatric wards, where she is forced to undergo electroshock treatments. She is ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Deadpan

    The Aesthetics of Black Inexpression

    by Tina Post ...
    Series series Minoritarian Aesthetics
    Winner of the 2023 National Book Critics Circle Award for CriticismWinner of the 2023 ASAP Book Prize, given by the Association for the Study of the Arts of the PresentExplores expressionlessness, inscrutability, and emotional withholding in Black cultural productionArguing that inexpression is a gesture that acquires distinctive meanings in concer... ... Read more

    $26.99 USD