The winners of the National Book Critics Circle awards have been announced:

  • Fiction: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell. 
  • Nonfiction: Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire by Tom Zoellner
  • Biography: Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World by Amy Stanley
  • Autobiography: Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
  • Poetry: Here Is The Sweet Hand by francine j. harris
  • Criticism: Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Nicole Fleetwood
  • The John Leonard First Book Prize: Luster a novel by Raven Leilani
  • The Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing: New Republic culture writer Jo Livingstone
  • The Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award: The Feminist Press

The National Book Critics Circle is a nonprofit organization of more than 600 critics and book review editors.