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2015 National Book Critics Circle Awards

In 2015, Ross Gay was awarded the poetry prize for "Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude", a community orchardist's praise song for the natural world. He also won the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize.

Fiction: The Sellout, Paul Beatty (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
General Nonfiction: Dreamland: The True Story of America?s Opiate Epidemic, Sam Quinones (Bloomsbury)
Biography: Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley, Charlotte Gordon (Random House)
Autobiography: Negroland, Margo Jefferson (Pantheon)
Poetry: Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitude, Ross Gay (University of Pittsburgh Press)
Criticism: The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson (Graywolf)
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award: Wendell Berry
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing: Carlos Lozada
John Leonard Prize: Kirstin Valdez Quade, Night at the Fiestas (W.W. Norton)

National Book Critics Circle Awards