National Book Critics Circle Finalists - 2010

by Melissa Silverstein
January 25, 2011 2:30 AM
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Here are the female finalists
Fiction
Jennifer Egan, A Visit From The Goon Squad, Knopf

Biography
Sarah Bakewell. How To Live, Or A Life Of Montaigne. Other Press
Selina Hastings. The Secret Lives Of Somerset Maugham: A Biography. Random House.

Autobiography
Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Hiroshima in the Morning, Feminist Press
Patti Smith, Just Kids, Ecco

Criticism


Elif Batuman. The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them. Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Terry Castle, The Professor and Other Writings. Harper

Clare Cavanagh. Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West. Yale University Press.

Susie Linfield. The Cruel Radiance. University of Chicago Press.

Nonfiction

Barbara Demick. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea. Spiegel & Grau

Jennifer Homans. Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet. Random

Isabel Wilkerson. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. Random



Poetry

Anne Carson. Nox. New Directions

Kathleen Graber. The Eternal City. Princeton University Press 


Kay Ryan. The Best of It. Grove

C.D. Wright. One with Others: [a little book of her days]. Copper Canyon

Full list

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