Monday, January 26, 2009

National Book Critics Circle Award Nominees Announced

I don't normally put too much faith in book awards simply because my choice hardly ever wins. However, I like to watch and see what happens anyway. There are other categories, but I've listed the fiction and nonfiction below. I definitely hope Olive Kitteridge wins in the fiction category. Anyone who has read this blog for any length of time has heard me sing the praises of this book. I read it as an arc and absolutely loved everything about it. I have Marilynne Robinson's Home, but I haven't read it, yet. I know it will be good, though. You can find the entire list here. What book are you rooting for?

The 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award Nominees:


Roberto Bolaño, 2666, FSG
Marilynne Robinson, Home, FSG
Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project, Riverhead
M. Glenn Talyor, The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart, West Virginia University Press
Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kittredge, Random House

Dexter Filkins, The Forever War, Knopf
Drew Gilpin Faust, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the Civil War, Knopf
Jane Mayer, The Dark Side, Doubleday
Allan Lichtman, White Protestant Nation, Atlantic Monthly Press
George C. Herring, From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1776, Oxford University Press


Andi said...

Hmm, I have absolutely no faves on this list. Oh well! lol I'll root for Olive Kittredge since you loved it so. :)

Lisa said...

andi, yah!!

Gentle Reader said...

Ooh, I loved Olive Kitteridge, too--I hope it wins!

JoAnn said...

I absolutely LOVED Olive Kitteridge! I'm sure it will be one of the best books I read this year...hope to get a review up later today.

Lisa said...

Gentle Reader & JoAnn, you know what this means, don't you? We all loved it and think it deserves to win, so it probably won't. But, we can keep our fingers crossed and hope.